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berford
11-24-2003, 07:03 AM
found some of it rather unlikely.

"Here's the official knowlegde...

Completely new 3-series introduced in 2005, coupé in 2006.
(some rumors say that there will be an M3 and an M4 (coupe and 4-door m-models respectively))
Only thing I do know is that next generation of M3 will be a V8.
Most likely the award-winning 333 bhp 4,4 V8 we know from 545, 645 and 745 - modified to 400 BHP!

This might imply that there will be a 335 (the smaller new V8 from 735). Tradionally, the top model of a series, and the M-model share the same basic engine... "

Anyone care to comment?

Kaz
11-24-2003, 08:34 AM
Sounds like bits and pieces grafted from rumors over the last 2 years. :dunno:

ObD
11-24-2003, 11:16 AM
4 door M with no I-drive nor Dame Edna front end and they may have a winner. :D

Pinecone
11-24-2003, 03:00 PM
Since when have any M shared an engine with ANY car except another M? Never.

The 3/4 rumor was quashed several months ago.

And I find it very unlikely (but possible) that BMW would entirely replace the car only one year after the face lift.

Tradionally, BMW models last 7 years. Since the E46 4 door came out in MY 1999, it would seem more likely that the E90 version would be out in MY 2006.

berford
11-25-2003, 07:42 AM
Since when have any M shared an engine with ANY car except another M? Never.

The 3/4 rumor was quashed several months ago.

And I find it very unlikely (but possible) that BMW would entirely replace the car only one year after the face lift.

Tradionally, BMW models last 7 years. Since the E46 4 door came out in MY 1999, it would seem more likely that the E90 version would be out in MY 2006.

Thanks. All you say sounds right to me and virtually all the other guy said sounded wrong. But I'm no expert on BMW traditions or expectations.

F1Crazy
11-25-2003, 09:40 AM
It is very unlikely that new V8 possibly destined for next M3 will be based on current valvetronic V8. Valvetronic engine's efficiency drops after 6K RPM due to high friction losses after stronger valve springs are fitted. Have you ever seen an M-engine that doesn't rev beyond 6,000 RPM?