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      05-23-2011, 09:32 PM   #211
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OK, ignoring my own advise to change threads...

Originally Posted by Eau Rouge View Post
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.
The info have have seen is:

Item, E92, F32 (all in inch)
Length: 178.2, 180.3
Width: 71.5, 70.2
Height: 55.9, 54.1
Wheelbase: 108.7, 108.7

Note: The source for the above dimensions is the only dimensional information I have found for the F32 which is this. It does not appear to be a particularly reliable source. I have no idea why they seem to have the information but no one else does. This source even quotes a curb weight of 3417, just a hair lower than the 3428 figure quoted for the US E92 328i.

This is some fairly positive news that the new M3 may in fact be lighter than the current one. It also indicates a trend halt or maybe even reversal since we know each successive 3 series has grown substantially in overall dimensions and weight.
E92 M3 | Space Gray on Fox Red | M-DCT | CF Roof | RAC RG63 Wheels | Brembo 380mm BBK |
| Vorsteiner Ti Exhaust | Matte Black Grilles/Side Gills/Rear Emblem/Mirrors |
| Alekshop Back up Camera | GP Thunders | BMW Aluminum Pedals | Elite Angels |
| XPEL Full Front Wrap | Hardwired V1 | Interior Xenon Light Kit |