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      04-03-2012, 08:52 PM   #114
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Originally Posted by Levi View Post
We cannot know from the sound whether the engine is a V6 or an I6.

Originally Posted by Calmwinds View Post
Answer is no. People who own a recent e9x m3(2010+ usually) are the ones that are always mentioning the sound (it's pretty much the only thing that the old V8 has against the new F80)hahaha. "I'm happy I got the last true M3 yada yada yada" When the time comes to replace their M3 a few years down the road, they will see whatever potential M3 there is out there as very very good and better than their V8. Very typical.

Imo the car sounds pretty good. I only see advantages on the F80. It will for surely be faster if not same as the E9X m3, and will definitely be not a guzzler.

Originally Posted by kueks29 View Post
I would put a cent at present to some concept.
Even employees of the M-GmbH tell everything-except the truth!
Thus speaks one half of the V6, the other half of the R6 ...

It is interesting but just a rumor that has surfaced:
Latest BMW insider info, 3 sources.

Here we go:
Dubbed "S54b42 '(e46 m3 had notice S54b32)
N / A 3.6l inline 6
~ 466hp @ 6700rpm-7700rpm
~ 434hp @ 8300rpm redline
~ 390tq from 4300rpm all the way up to 7500rpm
~ 350tq @ 8300rpm redline
performance exhaust

Fuel Economy
27mpg highway
20mpg city

M3 F80
3180lb dry
Carbon roof
Carbon hood and trunk
6 piston front 4 piston rear, drilled or slotted rotors
14:5:1 steering (same as e46 m3 csl and comp. Package)
Race tuned, adjustable suspension
19 inch BBS wheels, e46 csl wheels by inspried but "new / updated" look
Michelin PSS optional Pilot Cup tires Sprot

Whether it really is true, I can not say ....
...but as of the release-date I can tell you something:
It will not take more like 12 months!
This is either a complete and utter lie from the poster, or a complete and utter lie from the insider. BMW is not going to go NA after converting nearly their entire line to FI. To believe otherwise is delusional.