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      06-01-2012, 09:31 AM   #11
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Originally Posted by OrangeCrush View Post
According to post #2, it was 4%. If we go by that, and assuming the next M3 is lighter, then it would be around the same if not less hp than the current model.
My apologies for missing that.

I think swamp's second guess of 3600lbs and 450hp for the F80 is a very good one. I realize that is more than a 4% improvement vs. the current car's 8.81 lb/hp (though that figure is for the E92, not the E90 which is slightly heavier), but irrespective of that, it gives the F10 M5 with 7.66 lb/hp about the right amount of breathing room IMHO.
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