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      01-30-2013, 06:00 PM   #65
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Originally Posted by BlackJetE90 View Post
Since the F30 is already lighter to begin with. I would be surprised if they could shave off 100 lbs max off the F30 335i. The 335i comes in at 3,550 lbs. I know people keep screaming carbon fiber this and that. But honestly it is not going to add up to the weight savings some think. For instance, the current M3's carbon roof only saves 11 lbs over a standard none sunroof M3. Replacing the aluminum hood with a carbon piece would net maybe ~10 lbs. Guess I am being a realist, trying to figure where exactly this massive diet is coming from.
+1

I was going to say something similar. After DCT, a locking diff, bigger brakes, a stiffer chassis.....I don't see it coming in lighter than a 335i.

Unless the F32 is substantially lighter than the F30, I don't see 3400lbs as being a reality.

Now if they targeted a lighter car to limit any weight gain of a new car, but end up falling a bit short, I'm fine with that.