Originally Posted by SUB-ZERO
Everything is pointing in that direction:
All evidence suggests BMW is working heavily on weight management and lightweight materials. Absolutely no doubt about that. So, clearly the car will weigh less than it otherwise would have if not for these initiatives. But how much the final product weighs relative to other BMW products - past or present - is unknown. Certainly they are not going to decontent the car to meet some arbitrary weight cutoff point, they are not going to produce a near-exotic $100k+ M3 just to avoid crossing some line in the sand, and most importantly, they certainly are not going to compromise on engineering, longevity, safety, and reliability.