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      07-30-2012, 01:47 AM   #67
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For the fart sounds coming out of the exhaust on the F80 M3, an MSRP of $56K is acceptable. Would you purchase the F80 M3 if it's MSRP started @ $60K?
Oh wow, I wasn't aware that you've had a personal up close encounter with an F80 M3 exhaust.

Sound isn't everything, and certainly doesn't justify price gains or drops. Turbo kits/plumbing cost money, and that's certainly going to add to the cost of the car, and all the bigger/stronger drivetrain parts to handle the extra power the car makes cost more too.

This car is going to make like 150lb-ft of torque more than the prior M3 and is going to be a lot faster. I'd pay more for speed in a heartbeat. Much moreso than sound.
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      07-30-2012, 02:18 AM   #68
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Possibly, 101 fwy, and for sure 134 fwy in Burbank
IMO it looks like the 405 freeway, but maybe your correct and its the 134.. but anyways, from looking at these pics i can already tell that f80 m3 is gonna look super sickk!
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      07-30-2012, 03:01 AM   #69
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Oh wow, I wasn't aware that you've had a personal up close encounter with an F80 M3 exhaust.
I wish I had personal up close encounter with the F80 M3. Anyway, the V8 on the new M5 had the fart sounds. With that said, the F80 M3 may have it as well or may be even be a lot more silent. We won't really know until the F80 gets unveiled. I'm more of a guy who wants a nice sound coming out of a car out of the dealership and if the F80 M3 started at $60K, I don't want to spend anymore money to make the F80 sound better.

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Sound isn't everything, and certainly doesn't justify price gains or drops. Turbo kits/plumbing cost money, and that's certainly going to add to the cost of the car, and all the bigger/stronger drivetrain parts to handle the extra power the car makes cost more too.
I know sound isn't everything, but I would really want the F80 M3 to at least sound good out of the dealership. The F80 M3 has big shoes to fill since the e90/e92/e93 M3 really has set a benchmark on how the next M3 should be made when it comes to performance/handling, etc.

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I'd pay more for speed in a heartbeat. Much moreso than sound.
Who doesn't want speed? Speed is definitely a plus. No brainer there.

Since I have owned my e92 M3, sound has been pretty much a big factor for me.
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      07-30-2012, 04:42 PM   #71
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They test on the best roads in the world (Germany) and the worst (California).

Just my opinion. Hahaha
I honestly agree. I've lived in NJ. Some of these California freeways will have huge holes in the middle of the lane.
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      07-30-2012, 09:45 PM   #72
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...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
I wondering that too but I'm not complaining. I have been a witness to a few testings around LA, especially in the morning near the heart of Hollywood and on Melrose Avenue. I saw these m3 and m6 but didn't have my phone near me to take the photos. I am glad someone did.
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      07-30-2012, 09:48 PM   #73
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I wondering that too but I'm not complaining. I have been a witness to a few testings around LA, especially in the morning near the heart of Hollywood and on Melrose Avenue. I saw these m3 and m6 but didn't have my phone near me to take the photos. I am glad someone did.
Someone mentioned high-temp testing in Death Valley. Guess that makes sense...
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      09-02-2012, 10:16 AM   #74
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+1.

...why LA for street testing when there's everywhere else?? Bewildering
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Engineers desired an LA working holiday? Does seem odd to spend the time / money as they could do fwy and warmer weather testing in S. Eur.

Edit: I know they have done hot,hot weather testing in Death Valley in the past so ... that could be the reason - but then I don't know why they don't fly to Mid-East as closer (and I don't mean the dicey parts of the ME!)
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