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      12-08-2012, 07:36 PM   #1
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F80 M3 and F82 M4 chassis codes

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Why is the F80 M3 an F80 and not an F30, an why is the F82 M4 an F82 and not an F32?

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Probably because the 4 series is the F32. So add 50 to each regular series to get it's M counterpart.
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      12-09-2012, 06:34 AM   #3
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Because they are a whole other cars from their regular normal counter-parts...

They have wider track (wider is better Pontiac commercial)
their suspension and dynamics are different, making them significantly Not the same as the non-Ms. So technically now you cannot have an M3/4 just by swapping engines...
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Because they are a whole other cars from their regular normal counter-parts...

They have wider track (wider is better Pontiac commercial)
their suspension and dynamics are different, making them significantly Not the same as the non-Ms. So technically now you cannot have an M3/4 just by swapping engines...
Obviously! But how come the M5 is still an F10?
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Obviously! But how come the M5 is still an F10?
Technically it's F10M. And going forward, M cars will have unique chassis designations.
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Because they are a whole other cars from their regular normal counter-parts...

They have wider track (wider is better Pontiac commercial)
their suspension and dynamics are different, making them significantly Not the same as the non-Ms. So technically now you cannot have an M3/4 just by swapping engines...
e82 135, e82 1m
e90 335, e90 m3
e92 335, e92 m3
e93 335, e93 m3
f10 550, f10 m5
f12 650, f12 m6
f13 650, f13 m6

those cars are completely different then their counterparts but have the same chassis code?
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Because they are a whole other cars from their regular normal counter-parts...

They have wider track (wider is better Pontiac commercial)
their suspension and dynamics are different, making them significantly Not the same as the non-Ms. So technically now you cannot have an M3/4 just by swapping engines...
e82 135, e82 1m
e90 335, e90 m3
e92 335, e92 m3
e93 335, e93 m3
f10 550, f10 m5
f12 650, f12 m6
f13 650, f13 m6

those cars are completely different then their counterparts but have the same chassis code?
Exactly what i was gonna say. E30/6/46
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Why is the new 3 coupe and M variant being called the 4 and M4?

Because BMW wants to.

Same goes for the chassis designation.
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We do not know.
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Its so simple:

F3x: regular Steel-Chassis/Car-Body
F8x: lighter reinforced Steel/Aluminum/Carbon-Composite(?)-Chassis/Car-Body

was debated here long before!

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