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Old 04-05-2007, 09:53 PM
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Originally Posted by plien69 View Post
The footnote for the weight figure in this PDF describes it as Why this figure is labeled as "Weight, unladen, to EU" is a mystery.

But taking away 75kg for driver and luggage yields a curb weight of 1580kg, or 3476 lbs, compared to 3415 lbs for the E46 M3, for a net increase of only 61 pounds, which is quite a trick, all things considered. And let's not forget that a good portion of the savings probably comes from the CF roof, which should lower CG relative to the E46.

I think most people were hoping that M GmbH could keep the E92 M under 3500 lbs, and it appears that they have. Let's see, 61 pounds heavier, but with 26 lb-ft more peak torque and ~80 more hp!
Isn't the V8 engine actually lighter than the I6 of the e46? I agree that it's a minor miracle that weight has only gone up 61 pounds but if the engine is lighter and they've changed the roof to carbon fiber then they've added more than 61 pounds in other places....just wondering where?
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