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      11-13-2012, 12:16 AM   #13
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Originally Posted by Ghetto2315 View Post
I'm hoping for ... a weight reduction of around 500 lbs.
Not possible.

There has been tons of discussion on this point. The car is physically larger and the new base 3 series car F30 is about the same weight as the existing car. BWM M will indeed be placing more emphasis on weight and there will be more aluminum, more high strength steel, more composites and more hollow/lightened parts. But also many parts will need to be heavier and stronger such as transmission, differential, brakes, wheels, engine, etc.