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FrenchBoy 09-01-2005 06:48 PM

New Autoweek E90 M3 Spy-shots
 
http://www.autoweek.com/news.cms?newsId=103100

Sadly, it's hard to see much. Too much camo going on. Overall sheetmetal nd cabin proportions look very similar to the E46.

They mention a possible Automatic M3 in addition to the 7-spd SMG and manual?? Is that to compete with AMG???

FrenchBoy

Seneca 09-02-2005 12:58 PM

Interesting that it doesn't have quad-exhausts. Maybe BMW is working on a coupe version of the rumored 335i Turbo??

Alex Baumann 09-02-2005 01:51 PM

That looks like the turbo prototype.

hector 09-04-2005 07:04 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Alex Baumann
That looks like the turbo prototype.

does anyone know if the turbo will arrive prior to the m3?

xspeedy 09-04-2005 07:39 AM

Regardless what it is, it looks like the coupe has the same dash as the sedan.

Seneca 09-06-2005 01:14 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by hector
does anyone know if the turbo will arrive prior to the m3?

Larry Koch from BMW NA spoke to CCA members at the Mid-Ohio Grand Am weekend, and said the E90 M3 was 30 months away. So, I'm thinking the 335i Turbo (or whatever it will be called) will be around before the M3, especially since its been spotted in testing more than the M3 has.

Desertnate 09-06-2005 01:21 PM

At least that pictures shows a front end more like the E90 and less like that streamlined supository that was shown in those "enhanced" spy shots posted hear.

MysticBlue 09-12-2005 04:53 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Seneca
Larry Koch from BMW NA spoke to CCA members at the Mid-Ohio Grand Am weekend, and said the E90 M3 was 30 months away. So, I'm thinking the 335i Turbo (or whatever it will be called) will be around before the M3, especially since its been spotted in testing more than the M3 has.

Car and Driver says "New M3 due in fall 2006". October issue, page 121. I'm assuming this is wrong, but I did get a little excited there for a second.

ramyar 09-14-2005 10:04 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by MysticBlue
Car and Driver says "New M3 due in fall 2006". October issue, page 121. I'm assuming this is wrong, but I did get a little excited there for a second.

Maybe fall 06 in Europe?

jon325i 09-25-2005 12:10 PM

Can't wait for the new M3 :bow:

steelers1x 09-26-2005 11:46 AM

what i heard
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by jon325i
Can't wait for the new M3 :bow:

i was at bmw in huntington, long island over the weeknd, i was told the new m3 will be availavble to order next fall, they will start takin deposits, i was also told the new spec on this car is 470hp, anyone hear of this.

BmW745On19's 09-26-2005 01:18 PM

Here's some spy pics of what the M3 sedan might look like-



http://www.germancarfans.com/spyphot...001.Mini1L.jpg
http://www.germancarfans.com/spyphot...001.Mini2L.jpg http://www.germancarfans.com/spyphot...001.Mini3L.jpg http://www.germancarfans.com/spyphot...001.Mini4L.jpg
http://www.germancarfans.com/spyphot...001.Mini5L.jpg
http://www.germancarfans.com/spyphot...001.Mini6L.jpg
http://www.germancarfans.com/spyphot...001.Mini7L.jpg
http://www.germancarfans.com/spyphot...001.Mini8L.jpg
http://www.germancarfans.com/spyphot...001.Mini9L.jpg
http://www.germancarfans.com/spyphot...01.Mini10L.jpg

ramyar 09-26-2005 01:56 PM

Turbo?
 
With the exception of the last two, aren't these the pics of the upcoming turbo?

jaydoc1 10-22-2005 06:56 PM

If I'm not mistaken, the last two are A)reposts and B) Photoshopped.

BmW745On19's 10-22-2005 07:01 PM

They look neat anyways but I remind you-

Quote:

Originally Posted by BmW745On19's
Here's some spy pics of what the M3 sedan MIGHT look like


chuck92103 10-22-2005 07:13 PM

I would be very surprised if this thing got a v8. If it does, I would thnk it would hurt 6 series sales.

I have not seen any confirmations on the motor, but given the fact the current e90 has still around 230hp, the M3 with 340 is more than enough.

MarcusSDCA 10-23-2005 01:21 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by chuck92103
I would be very surprised if this thing got a v8. If it does, I would thnk it would hurt 6 series sales.

I have not seen any confirmations on the motor, but given the fact the current e90 has still around 230hp, the M3 with 340 is more than enough.

A V8 M3 might siphon off 6 sales but the profits for BMW would still be admirable. A majority of the M3 is standard 3 series parts so the profit for BMW on the M3 will be huge. The 6 series is by comparison a limited production vehicle and has a much higher marginal cost.

Can't agree with you on your numbers. The current E90 330 is 255 hp and the current M3 is 333 hp. If history is any guide the next M3 won't be just 7hp more than the current one.
Check out this link:
http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/sho...d.php?t=104961

Pinecone 10-23-2005 05:45 AM

The car WILL get a V8. It is part of the modular engine design of the V10 in the M5/6. That engine was deisnged to be shortened into a V8 for M3 use. And they will need 400+ HP to keepp up with Audi and others in the class.

And don't forget the turbo car coming, which will be in the 300+ HP class.

jaydoc1 10-23-2005 09:08 PM

E46 M3 :eek: E90 335 :eek: E90 M3

What to do, what to do...


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