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      12-11-2013, 10:38 PM   #132
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Originally Posted by Gastoys View Post
425hp? Only 10 more than current M3, yes over a 100 lb ft of torque, I get it and that is awesome, but was expecting higher hp.

The AMG 2.0l 4 cylinder is cranking out 355hp, why cannot BMW get 460hp out of a 3.0.

I am wondering how the M3 will compete with higher hp German cars like MB C63 AMG and Audi's RS.

I am also wondering if the M3 will be worth the $30k premium over a 335i.

I love the exterior and the interior especially the leather stitching on dash, just that 90hp/70lb ft torque over a ppk equipped 335i makes me question the M3.

335i has a base of about $43-44k, not sure where you are getting a $30k difference for the M3.

Go deck out an 335 with MPerformance gear, the LSD, PPK, exhaust, steering wheel, brakes, wheels, Aero bits and you will have $15-20k installed of the $20k gap and still be 300+lbs heavier than the M3.

As for the 2.0L AMG engine, well it has completely different characteristics than the S55 and the 3.0L will have a lot more headroom than a 2.0L running 26psi.

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