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      02-01-2012, 10:14 PM   #1
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Looks like the E92 may be around for 2 more years according to Car and Driver.

http://www.caranddriver.com/news/201...py-photos-news
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      02-01-2012, 10:24 PM   #2
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awsome! looks like my prospects of getting a clean preowned down the line is going up i love the e92 m3 COUPE not an m4 or what ever but thats another issue
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      02-02-2012, 09:20 AM   #3
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BMW sources tell us it will be another two years before the next M3 actually hits the market, and that has to do with the life cycles of the various 3-series body styles. There will be another M3 coupe and an M3 convertible with a retractable hard top, both of which will be launched at the same time as the sedan. Since the F30 coupe and convertible haven’t yet been announced, we’ll have to wait for all three.
This statement is in opposition to what known insiders in the Bimmerpost community have said so far. Could things change? Sure. But I would not automatically expect C&D to have the most accurate info, especially at this point in the game. For now, I would expect the M3 sedan will actually launch before the coupe and convertible this time. I do agree with the 2014 timeframe, at least for the US, though we'll probably get official info on the car sometime in 2013, and it will probably launch at that time in Europe. The coupe and convertible should follow a year or so after.

Furthermore, I don't see where C&D claims the current M3 will be around for two more years as you said, they only put a timeframe on when the expect the next one to arrive. The F32 3(4?) series coupe is nearly certain to hit around mid next year sometime, at which point the M3 will go out of production.

Edit: I see where they made the "two years" claim now, in the second to the last sentence of the article. Simply put, they are wrong.

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      02-02-2012, 10:00 AM   #4
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I love how they say that a manual will likely only be available in the US because we refuse to let the car have all the fun! That is the truth! When ever I am actually racing I wish I had DCT but in my normal every day driving, I am so glad that I have a 6mt!
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      02-02-2012, 10:58 AM   #5
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I thought BMW will drop the 4 door model on the new M's? This is great news to folks who likes sedans.
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      02-02-2012, 11:06 AM   #6
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I like sedans. If they do indeed make a sedan, it will strongly increase my chances of another M3 in the future. Granted, I can always just keep the one I have until the wheels fall off.
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I thought BMW will drop the 4 door model on the new M's? This is great news to folks who likes sedans.
The 4-door was confirmed about 6 months ago. Here are new pictures of it undergoing testing:

http://www.f30post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=642700

In fact, there will also likely be a 4-door GranCoupe M3(4) as well.
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      02-02-2012, 12:09 PM   #8
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I like sedans. If they do indeed make a sedan, it will strongly increase my chances of another M3 in the future. Granted, I can always just keep the one I have until the wheels fall off.
My wife has already informed me that, when that time comes, I am expected to put the wheels right back on.
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This statement is in opposition to what known insiders in the Bimmerpost community have said so far. Could things change? Sure. But I would not automatically expect C&D to have the most accurate info, especially at this point in the game. For now, I would expect the M3 sedan will actually launch before the coupe and convertible this time. I do agree with the 2014 timeframe, at least for the US, though we'll probably get official info on the car sometime in 2013, and it will probably launch at that time in Europe. The coupe and convertible should follow a year or so after.

Furthermore, I don't see where C&D claims the current M3 will be around for two more years as you said, they only put a timeframe on when the expect the next one to arrive. The F32 3(4?) series coupe is nearly certain to hit around mid next year sometime, at which point the M3 will go out of production.

Edit: I see where they made the "two years" claim now, in the second to the last sentence of the article. Simply put, they are wrong.
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      02-02-2012, 12:52 PM   #10
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My wife has already informed me that, when that time comes, I am expected to put the wheels right back on.
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      02-02-2012, 04:35 PM   #11
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Awesome news! My car will look new for an extra two years
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      02-02-2012, 05:12 PM   #12
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My wife has already informed me that, when that time comes, I am expected to put the wheels right back on.
That's funny! And true...
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