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      11-24-2012, 02:26 PM   #41
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Originally Posted by Dave07997S View Post
Nobody noticed he said the next car will have 450hp and 480+ lb/ft of torque? When was this video shot? From my understanding the car will be 400hp and 400tq.

Originally Posted by car7
No, the rumours are saying about 450 hp or more. No way it would be down on hp from last generation. Weight loss or not it will have more power.
Actually Dave is closer to what the actually specs will be. Jason has shared multiple times here that the Hp will be 'about the same' as the current M3(414hp) while the Tq will see a +100lb increase bringing it closer to 400. The weight will be lighter but how much is the million dollar question. BMW could make it a mere 150-200lbs lighter and be able to advertise the new M3 as "lighter, faster and more powerful", even though the Hp will be the same.

And you guys already hailing the M2 as the new king, think again. It will be a great entry level M car but I doubt it will even fill the big shoes of the 1M. We already know it will be a 4cylinder which will come up short to the extremely underrated N54t found in the 1M. The weight of the 1M which was already closer to the E46 will be hard to achieve in the M4 as well.