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      01-21-2013, 02:47 AM   #1
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F80M3 Concept-Car in Geneva 2013?

Is there an chance, that we could see an M3 Concept-Car on the Geneva Autoshow in March 2013 ... and eventually an internet-preview in Februar - about one month earlier like it was the case with the NAIAS 4er Coupe Concept in December 2012.

I remember, that Scott26 wrote something about an silverstone II F80M3 scheduled for an presentation.

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Nope, no chance at all. We expect a concept car later this year, though.


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The M3 Concept car is to be shown in September 2013 @ Frankfurt. I wonder when shall we know whether is is powered by an I6 or a V6...
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The M3 Concept car is to be shown in September 2013 @ Frankfurt. I wonder when shall we know whether is is powered by an I6 or a V6...
We already know it's an I6: http://www.f30post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=694375
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You for sure ... BUT we not !
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They produce prototypes of models that travel around the globe for internal events and marketing purpose well ahead of the launch. The M3 is one such model that has to be showcased to the BMW global distribution network so they can commence preliminary marketing work for their country.

Two examples are if you will. The BMW M6 Gran Coupe. The car does not go on sale until next summer. But BMW UK are already showing a RHD example in preliminary marketing.
The second is the BMW X5 which shows that a lot of the marketing on this model and others are almost complete even though the car is still months from launch.

Given the launch of the BMW M5 Concept at Shanghai 2011 it is always a possibility that the M3 Concept could appear at the Shanghai auto show in 2013. Again for similar reasons why the M5 appeared. M sales in China are again in double figures in percent increase and every second M3 built goes to a customer in China. Chinese customers are also going crazy for the 3er in both standard and extended wheelbase options.

Then of course there will be another M festival in 2013.
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You for sure ... BUT we not !
Development is too advanced for things like the engine to be subject to change. It'll be an inline 6 and nothing else.


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Given the launch of the BMW M5 Concept at Shanghai 2011 it is always a possibility that the M3 Concept could appear at the Shanghai auto show in 2013. Again for similar reasons why the M5 appeared. M sales in China are again in double figures in percent increase and every second M3 built goes to a customer in China. Chinese customers are also going crazy for the 3er in both standard and extended wheelbase options.

Then of course there will be another M festival in 2013.
Let's make a bet. Loser gotta pay for lunch or dinner at BMW Welt Restaurant. You're in?


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Chinese customers are also going crazy for the 3er in both standard and extended wheelbase options.

Since the Chinese value rear legroom so much is BMW considering a M3L for the Chinese market? Just curious.
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Let's make a bet. Loser gotta pay for lunch or dinner at BMW Welt Restaurant. You're in?


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Would you not rather have Steak or a Lobster?
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Would you not rather have Steak or a Lobster?
You know, I'm curious about the new guy running the restaurant, hence the suggestion.


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You know, I'm curious about the new guy running the restaurant, hence the suggestion.


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BMW have tapped into this by mirroring typical BMW dynamics and steering communication within the new UKL cars.
You mean massive body roll, a steering system that is not connected to the front wheels, and the engine note played through the speaker system?!?!?!?!
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Is there an chance, that we could see an M3 Concept-Car on the Geneva Autoshow in March 2013 ... and eventually an internet-preview in Februar - about one month earlier like it was the case with the NAIAS 4er Coupe Concept in December 2012.

I remember, that Scott26 wrote something about an silverstone II F80M3 scheduled for an presentation.

Greets Uli_HH
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A lot of publications are saying Geneva 2013
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Since the Chinese value rear legroom so much is BMW considering a M3L for the Chinese market? Just curious.
haha, i hope not, thats silly. the price for M3 in China is at least twice as much as it in the US, and M3 is a high-performance car after all, so I dont think people who could afford this rly care about legroom.
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Since the Chinese value rear legroom so much is BMW considering a M3L for the Chinese market? Just curious.
Perhaps an M4 Gran Coupe would meet that demand
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Perhaps an M4 Gran Coupe would meet that demand
Surprisingly the rear seats in the GC's have very limited leg/head room.

I was comparing the F10 M5 back seat to the 650 GC yesterday at the dealer and found the M5 had more rear leg room that the 6GC. Surprisingly neither have overly abundant rear leg room since the seatbacks on the comfort seats are very thick and cut in on leg room.
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Scott's predictions sounds pretty good. I have been researching the release of the Concept M5 and its timeline towards production release. Since the M3 and M4 are part of two different "classes" 3 series and 4 series, one could argue that two distinct Concept cars would be released separately. The M5 concept sedan was released in Shanghai 2011 while the 6 series M was released later that year as a Gran Coupe. SO it could be that BMW follows suits with its other M sedan the M3. Only time will tell.
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You for sure ... BUT we not !

I knew it was going to be turbo/i-6, but when I saw "two or three turbos..."

No...How did we get from NA to twin-power single turbo to twin turbo to THREE turbos?
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Any update on the concept unveiling? Will we see it this year with possible release in 2014?
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