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Old 04-05-2007, 10:08 PM
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Originally Posted by jetstream23 View Post
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?
Well, it is an entirely new car. It's not like they took an E46 and replaced with a CF roof and an engine that's lighter.

The extra weight is probably due to things like (just guessing here):
  • it's longer (by 4.8"), wider (by 1.5")
  • extra bracing and/or structural design elements for additional chassis stiffness
  • the trick shocks (magneto-rheological?) with normal/comfort/sport settings
  • M Servotronic steering
  • additional NVH deadening
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