Originally Posted by Carl Lassiter
I doubt the IS-F style slide slits make it to production. I hope not anyway.
More than the engine, I'm interested in the stock 4-chassis and what M do to it. From what I've read, the stocker will have a wider and more sporting focus, so with the M increased track and tires on top of that it should grip and grip (and be even
more stable than the E92 M when you don't want it to grip
) Losing even 100 lbs is a real step forward, especially since the 5-er put on another 300.
...they have a great starting point, atleast in terms of the 4doors. My f30registration shows a vehicle weight of 3555, so there is a good starting point for balance, and if M can shave off some weight to make up for the larger parts to handle the extra power, the new car will have great handling and stability. My first long trip of 300miles included me plus 3 adults 6ft tall, we fit perfectly and in comfort, and the cruise proved how tight the F30s steering and handling was as I was in the 80-100 range all trip and the car just ate up the road with no body leaning and instant power. The f30 is a great basis for the next M, and Im of the opinion that a new war is going to start brewing in bmw land, similar to the cayman vs 911 p-car wars. The f30 is so good that the f80 will be a monster in all measurable ways, and in reality it will be the much more competent sports saloon, even compared to the F10 M5. It will only be the fact that BMW and M have to holdback the M3 power in the future or it would certainly compete, if not beat the M5 around the 'ring. I cant wait to see what they offer in terms of performance and how fast it is around the 'ring