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      06-16-2011, 05:25 PM   #250
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Originally Posted by HBspeed View Post
That's why this E90 M3 EVO concept makes perfect sense for the US market. If BMW were to take the base E92 M3 and add the GTS suspension, brakes, and exhaust you would already be well on your way. If such a car were built utilizing these GTS parts from the bin, and subsequently add lightweight body panels and engine tweaks up to a base price point in the 90k-100k range, BMW would have a clear winner on its hands. I would love to hear a rational argument as to why this would not work.
Add light weight seats to the equation. And the base price could be with no AC and no radio. The engine can stay the same. It is already a very powerfull engine and with taking 200-300lbs of weight, it will be even more lively. But a car like this is less profitable than making special editions with frozen paints..
2011 MINI Cooper S
previous cars: E92 M3, Z4MC, Z4 Roadster, E36 328 Sedan