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      05-23-2011, 05:00 PM   #210
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All of this weight talk has me wondering something. How many of you think that the next M3 is going to be smaller than the E92? If you need a definition of smaller...length is shorter, width is narrower.

Also, is it unreasonable to conclude that without an aggressive approach to curtailing weight gains that the next M3 would balloon in weight by 100kg whereas with an aggressive effort via various means the weight increase can be held to perhaps 30-50kg? For the life of me, I cannot conceive the next M3 weighing anything but more so long as the dimensions of the vehicle increase, and with the inclusion of more lightweight parts constructed from the likes of carbon fiber, is that not a guarantee of additional production costs that translate into higher sticker prices?