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      06-27-2013, 02:38 AM   #1
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I just saw this a couple of hours ago in LA. It did not sound anything like a V8. The exhaust was pretty restrained sounding. #bmw #M3

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      06-27-2013, 03:38 AM   #2
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They sure know how to select colors and camo to make it look very boring. The huge brake discs looks awesome though.
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      06-27-2013, 10:46 AM   #3
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I've seen a few driving around. I saw an M4 the other day, but it was headed in the other direction and I was too slow to grab a pic!
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I just saw this a couple of hours ago in LA. It did not sound anything like a V8. The exhaust was pretty restrained sounding. #bmw #M3

What did it sound like? A 335i with Performance exhaust?
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      06-27-2013, 11:23 AM   #5
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I am sure it would gotten less attention if they did not have camio all over it.
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What did it sound like? A 335i with Performance exhaust?
Didn't sound like a normal N54 or N55. He didn't rev it much, but it was fairly deep sounding and definitely muted. I very much doubt it is the final exhaust. I think it was designed not to attract attention. Quieter than stock I would say.
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      06-27-2013, 12:51 PM   #7
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I like the wheels.
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Looks like the X5 passenger is talking to the person driving the M3.
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as the forum would say.... needs a drop
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      06-27-2013, 05:31 PM   #10
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Looks like the X5 passenger is talking to the person driving the M3.
X5 guy was asking if it was the new M3, but I didn't hear the response. Then he pointed at my taking the pic!
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Your 2nd picture does a very good job of showing off the flared rear fenders. The camo hides them well on most pictures but not this one. They are flared alright , nicely done.
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Exhaust note - I know that the spy shots have caused some consternation. But having driven a 335 with the M Performance Exhaust, I can only say that if it sounds at least as good as that, it will be a winner. As cool as the S65? No, but then again, that's a 10 best engines in the world kind of engine, so anything is going to pale in comparison. Kind of like saying a Renoir isn't as good as the Mona Lisa, so it sucks.
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Exhaust note - I know that the spy shots have caused some consternation. But having driven a 335 with the M Performance Exhaust, I can only say that if it sounds at least as good as that, it will be a winner. As cool as the S65? No, but then again, that's a 10 best engines in the world kind of engine, so anything is going to pale in comparison. Kind of like saying a Renoir isn't as good as the Mona Lisa, so it sucks.
I don't think ANYTHING can be inferred from the exhaust note I heard. In my opinion it had been fitted with a special exhaust which was extremely quiet so as to not attract attention.

I have a 1M with the N54 motor so I am very familiar with the exhaust note. What I heard was nothing like it at all.

BMW is going to keep us guessing!
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I don't think ANYTHING can be inferred from the exhaust note I heard. In my opinion it had been fitted with a special exhaust which was extremely quiet so as to not attract attention.

I have a 1M with the N54 motor so I am very familiar with the exhaust note. What I heard was nothing like it at all.

BMW is going to keep us guessing!


Because V6. And not any V6, but 90° V6 as 2014 F1 cars.
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now a 90 v6 would be something, what other roadcars have them?

i thought the I6 TT was confirmed by now?

so this or the 991 C2S next year..?
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Didn't sound like a normal N54 or N55. He didn't rev it much, but it was fairly deep sounding and definitely muted. I very much doubt it is the final exhaust. I think it was designed not to attract attention. Quieter than stock I would say.
IDK... I am pretty sure its in its FEP stage. Which means everything is final.

It could have some sort of selectable exhaust (kinda like the 911 with the optional sports exhaust system).
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now a 90 v6 would be something, what other roadcars have them?

i thought the I6 TT was confirmed by now?

so this or the 991 C2S next year..?
Other cars have 60° V6.

I6 TT was confirmed by whom?

Definitely not by BMW. Even those that saw the F80 do not know anything about the engine other that it is a turbocharged 6 cylinder.
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now a 90 v6 would be something, what other roadcars have them?

i thought the I6 TT was confirmed by now?

so this or the 991 C2S next year..?
90 degree v6 is only a cheap option used to turn a v8 into a v6. BMW will not be doing this.
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90 degree v6 is only a cheap option used to turn a v8 into a v6. BMW will not be doing this.
Yes, a cheap option used by Porsche for their new turobcharged V6. A cheap option which Mercedes decided to ditch in favor of the even cheaper and more simple 60° V6.

Another cheap option that forces F1 engine makers to built their from scratch V6 engine with a 90° angle.
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Yes, a cheap option used by Porsche for their new turobcharged V6. A cheap option which Mercedes decided to ditch in favor of the even cheaper and more simple 60° V6.

Another cheap option that forces F1 engine makers to built their from scratch V6 engine with a 90° angle.
I love the F1 reference.........done for aerodynamic/packaging reasons ONLY.....next?

As for the others, yes a cheap option as used by Porsche to provide a 'baby' in the range.
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I love the F1 reference.........done for aerodynamic/packaging reasons ONLY.....next?

As for the others, yes a cheap option as used by Porsche to provide a 'baby' in the range.
What aerodynomic/packaging reasons do you mean? In fact those are the exact reasons for the V6 in the M3.
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What aerodynomic/packaging reasons do you mean? In fact those are the exact reasons for the V6 in the M3.
So you think the new M3/4 is having a cut down s63tu?

I6 is simply more efficient and what BMW know very well
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