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Old 10-23-2005, 12:21 AM
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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.
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