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      03-28-2012, 02:22 PM   #23
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UMMMMMM.... doesnt look so different.. hope this is not the new M3

but then again in person its another story...
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      03-28-2012, 02:25 PM   #24
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Looks like the e9x. Not worth getting a new one if it's that similar.
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      03-28-2012, 02:45 PM   #25
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I can handle the coupe being renamed 'M4,' but I might just have to look at other options in the future (M5/M6, Porsche (991) 911 GT3) should M division make the sacrilegious decision to put a V6 in the M3/M4. It's either I6 or die 6.
Yeah, that would piss off a lot of people if they called it the M4 and gave it a V-6. I don't think BMW would take that big of a risk.
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      03-28-2012, 02:50 PM   #26
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I can handle the coupe being renamed 'M4,' but I might just have to look at other options in the future (M5/M6, Porsche (991) 911 GT3) should M division make the sacrilegious decision to put a V6 in the M3/M4. It's either I6 or die 6.
GTR's sure are slow. I can see not wanting a car with a V6. NSX's sounded awful too. I admit that it wouldn't be my first choice, but it does seem that M may have learned something with the E9x, a straight six sure is long and a V motor allows for better packaging and handling potential.

Honestly, I think I'm in favor of M cars getting raw motors, balance be damned, and leaving the smooth and balanced engines for the non M cars. It's not like the E30 M3 had a balanced motor.
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      03-28-2012, 02:53 PM   #27
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that is a very very sxy car. it's much more derivitive of the e92 then the e92 was of the e46though. is this the confirmed image? or a rendering?
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      03-28-2012, 03:08 PM   #28
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way too simular to the current design if in fact this is the final look. So much for originality
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      03-28-2012, 03:16 PM   #29
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Its only a rendering but I hope it looks nothing like that lol

Not too many styling cues that really set it apart and no power bump like on the E46 and E9x

How different style wise will the new "M" variants be?
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      03-28-2012, 03:20 PM   #30
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Love the color though
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      03-28-2012, 03:22 PM   #31
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good thing mines in production right now. ill stick with a N/A v8
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      03-28-2012, 03:25 PM   #32
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I think the power is about right. They cant up the the power too much or it will go after the M5. That has never happened. It will prob run similar times as the e60 m5.
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      03-28-2012, 04:05 PM   #33
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That is just a lazy render. They just rendered on the headlight/hood/styled bumper and tailight and bumper. The profile is the same as e9x. The new M3 will look nothing close to that I am sure.

If it looks like this then I might bite

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      03-28-2012, 04:05 PM   #34
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I doubt the headlights will look like that for the coupe
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      03-28-2012, 04:06 PM   #35
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Probably just a rendering, but I really hope they don't play it too safe... this one looks too much like the current one.
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      03-28-2012, 04:24 PM   #36
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As others mentioned above, it looks VERY similar to the current E92, which is not good IMO.
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      03-28-2012, 04:24 PM   #37
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Wonder how accurate the performance estimates are... It sounds like stock for stock it will be less of an improvement over the e92 than the e92 had over the e46. But the M division is having to work with much stricter requirements with all the new emissions / mpg requirements coming out over the next 7 years than they did when they designed the e92.
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      03-28-2012, 04:39 PM   #38
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I just can't dig the new front-end on the new 3's. Not a fan of the headlight redesign, at all. Hopefully the new M3 will be better.
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      03-28-2012, 05:23 PM   #39
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That is just a lazy render. They just rendered on the headlight/hood/styled bumper and tailight and bumper. The profile is the same as e9x. The new M3 will look nothing close to that I am sure.

If it looks like this then I might bite

Honestly if it looks like this, or anything remotely as badass as this, they can go ahead and have the house.. Im buying.
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      03-28-2012, 05:29 PM   #40
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Honestly if it looks like this, or anything remotely as badass as this, they can go ahead and have the house.. Im buying.
Yep. I like that too.
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      03-28-2012, 05:33 PM   #41
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      03-28-2012, 05:46 PM   #42
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The new M5 is conservatively styled and not that different looking from the regular 5 series

Therefore, I see no reason why the M3 styling will be very different or much more aggressive from the new 3 series.
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      03-29-2012, 03:08 AM   #43
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Are people seriously convinced that this is anywhere near final? It's a poor render that doesn't seem to take into account any of the design hints that Scott has been alluding to for months now.

Chill out.
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      03-29-2012, 05:26 AM   #44
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There is evidence out there to support the new look of the Coupe , it is not a 2dr Sedan. The roofline is clearly evident in the spy photographs showing something that is sleek and more dynamic in profile.
Because of the highly charged designation new direction which you will hear more about soon. It is designed to reflect that , although it keeps that family bloodline , the appearance somewhat differs.
Thank you SCOTT.

I don't understand these artist renderings. It is baffling they are asking us to take this sh*t seriously. And this one is perhaps the worst ever.

So let me get this straight - you take the current generation coupe, graft on the front end from the new sedan and you call *that* your next generation M3/M4 coupe? Yeah, because we all know that the E92 M3 looks exactly like - identically! - an E46 with an 2005 E90 325i front end stuck on. It's perfect deduction and an amazing formula for nailing down the looks of future BMWs! Genius!


As for the engine, well, maybe it will be a 3L V6, but you don't have to be a genius to immediately point out the blatant flaws in their justification for it. A 3L I6 will clearly fit just fine in the F3x chassis, and furthermore we've had a twin turbo I6 in the engine bay of the E9x 3 series so there's not going to be fitment issues with a TT I6 in the new chassis either.

Hey that doesn't mean they didn't have some other reasons for going with a V6 instead of the I6 that they have invested *100s of millions of dollars* in over the last three-plus decades.
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