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      07-28-2012, 05:36 PM   #23
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Am I the only one who would completely disregard my destination and follow that thing until they told me to leave?
Yup. Same here. I was just thinking the same thing. I would follow them closely. I would actually offer my garage to park both cars incase they had no place to hide them lol. And then maybe hold them hostage lol jk.
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      07-28-2012, 05:37 PM   #24
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Am I the only one who would completely disregard my destination and follow that thing until they told me to leave?
Nope, that's what I do when I see really interesting prototypes. Sadly, this happens so rarely.


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      07-28-2012, 05:46 PM   #25
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Try NY/NJ our roads sucks 10 times more than California roads despite the state's economic condition. Weather is a major factor to the brutal roads here unlike sunny California.
Amen, they better be doing local testing here in NJ too, you know, to fine tune that comfort mode setting... Worst roads I have experienced in this country.
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      07-28-2012, 05:47 PM   #26
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i knew it! Testing will commence in Death valley soon!
Anyone feels like making a trip up there?
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Wow, nice pics - hard to take when you're driving like that.

Whoever took those - thanks!

The more I see the F80, the more I like.
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      07-28-2012, 06:16 PM   #28
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Yeah, very important, what the tail lights look like on an M3 car...
Come on man! That's got to be the most critical performance aspect of the car!
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can't wait to see the F30 M3 without the camo. What's the anticipated unveil date?
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My current guess on the engine for the M3/M4 is 3.0 L, 2 bar of boost, larger twin scroll turbo plus electric supercharger. The new intake setup will be much like the N55 with cylinder shutdown similar to that used by some domestic V8 engines. The price differential between coupe and sedan will be greater than before. No matter what happens, this will be the ultimate in personal transportation.
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      07-28-2012, 08:07 PM   #32
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Where was this? I live pretty close to BMW's test center here in California
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My current guess on the engine for the M3/M4 is 3.0 L, 2 bar of boost, larger twin scroll turbo plus electric supercharger. The new intake setup will be much like the N55 with cylinder shutdown similar to that used by some domestic V8 engines. The price differential between coupe and sedan will be greater than before. No matter what happens, this will be the ultimate in personal transportation.
Or the ultimate headache when something breaks.
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Awesome pics.
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How did they the F80 sound?
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I wish we had a cop here to run the plates to see how it's registered in the states.
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I wish we had a cop here to run the plates to see how it's registered in the states.
The state of California gives car companies a bunch of license plates, they are not registered to certain cars, just to the company (BMW of North America). As such, they can switch up the plates on any of the cars they have and it is okay
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      07-28-2012, 10:07 PM   #39
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+1.

...why LA for street testing when there's everywhere else?? Bewildering

Also, the 6er's rear end is lined up nicely with an Accord in the first pic. Looks similar to me
They're probably en route to high temperature testing in Death Valley

There's always the high temp testing phase of the process and in the past I think we've seen the vehicles tested in Death Valley or one of those desert places in the West...


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What will be the MSRP for the F80 M3?

The e90 M3's MSRP started at $56 I believe. Take note, it has a high revving intoxicating V8. This twin turbo better start at $56K as well or even lower since it's only an inline-6. It would be a joke if MSRP for the F80 M3 starts $60K.
Well of course the price will increase to adjust for a change in the value of the dollar. Even though the E9x had the S65 it's not like that was exactly a bespoke engine that had some of the R&D costs passed off to us. It was derived from the S85. This situation is no different since the Sxx engine that will be in the F80 is going to be derived from the N55.

Aside from that, I think they'll raise the engine's displacement for more torque but moreso for the sake of being able to justify more money from the 3.0TT in the regular non-M cars. It would be hard to market all the complicated technologies that make it an M as opposed to being able to just simply say it has a bigger engine. Hopefully we'll see 3.2L

I still wonder if they could have went for cylinder deactivation like audi has done with Bentley instead of dropping two cylinders. I know M has a tradition of I6 engines since the M1 but dam that V8 sound was nice. Then again if that was the case I'm sure the M5 would lose some buyers to the M3 sedan

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the front of f80 looks to be different than f30 - thank god for that. I can't warm up to F32 horrendous front (F30Msport is livable but still wired). There is some hope for styling of 4dr m3.
Where have you seen the final and uncovered version of the F32 front end?
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Nice spotting! I am in OC but never get to see these cars on the road.
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Just letting you know, the car you are driving in is NOT an E92. It's more an E46.
How can you tell by the side mirror?
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Where was this? I live pretty close to BMW's test center here in California
Possibly, 101 fwy, and for sure 134 fwy in Burbank
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How can you tell by the side mirror?
That, and the reflection in the mirror is definitely an E46 of some type.
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