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E90/E92/E93 M3 (2008 - 2014)
4th generation E90 M3 sedan, E92 M3 coupe and E93 M3 convertible. The last of the naturally aspirated M3s, powered by a 4.0 liter V8 making 414hp and 295 lb-ft of torque.

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Old 12-23-2005, 07:54 PM
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2007 M3 to get unique body design

From Left Lane News:
Unlike past generations of the iconic sports car, the 2007 BMW M3 coupe will receive an entirely unique body design, according to a report in Germany’s AutoBild magazine. In recent months, the magazine has stood by its computer rendering of the car (shown right - click to zoom), despite consistent indications that the new 3-Series coupe would feature a less radical design. It now appears that while the 3-Series coupe and convertible will not stray too far from their sedan and wagon counterparts, the M3 will take on a much more aggressive and upscale appearance. Traditionally, the M3 has simply used a lowered 3-Series body with added cladding and other minor visual upgrades. The new M3, expected as either a 2007 or 2008 model, will feature an new V8 engine derived directly from the company’s new V10 engine from the M5 and M6 performance cars. Output is expected as high as 425 horsepower. Meanwhile, Audi is said to be readying its own answer to the M3 — the RS5 coupe. The car will likely use the same engine as the RS4, with output boosted to around 450 horsepower. AutoBild has posted a new RS5 computer rendering, which is clearly a derivative of the forthcoming Nuvolari-inspired A5 coupe.



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Old 12-25-2005, 04:44 PM
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Unlike past generations of the iconic sports car, the 2007 BMW M3 coupe will receive an entirely unique body design, according to a report in Germany’s AutoBild magazine. . . .
Left Lane News needs someone conversant with the English language. Either the new M3 will have an entirely different body design, or a unique body design. One or the other. "Entirely unique" is entirely incorrect.
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Old 12-25-2005, 04:50 PM
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Body woon't stray too much from the 3 IMHO.

I am not sure the E90 4 door can be "M'd", the E46 4 door could not.
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Old 12-26-2005, 04:31 AM
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Well look at tradition.

E30 M shared something like 2 -3 body panels from non-M version.

E36 M3 used virtually all the same parts except for slight cosmetic things (rockers, mirrors).

E46 M3 uses doors, roof, trunk from non-M version, all other body parts are unique.

So it would be LIKELY that the E90 M3 uses mainly different body parts than the non-M coupes.
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Old 12-26-2005, 06:31 AM
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I'm not a fan of Audi, but that RS5 looks pretty good.
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Old 12-27-2005, 12:37 PM
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Well look at tradition.

E46 M3 uses doors, roof, trunk from non-M version, all other body parts are unique.
The body parts are different (especially fenders), but it's clearly an E46. I can't see BMW deviating radically from "a lowered 3-Series body with added cladding and other minor visual upgrades" as is being implied by this article. Just look at the M5 and M6. Neither of them is radically different in appearance than the base models, and if BMW were to stray too far, they may as well remove the "3" from "M3" because the name won't make sense any longer.
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The body parts are different (especially fenders), but it's clearly an E46. I can't see BMW deviating radically from "a lowered 3-Series body with added cladding and other minor visual upgrades" as is being implied by this article. Just look at the M5 and M6. Neither of them is radically different in appearance than the base models, and if BMW were to stray too far, they may as well remove the "3" from "M3" because the name won't make sense any longer.
Actually having seen teh M5 in person at O'fest, I would say it does look a LOT different than the non-M 5er. The front end treatment and the rear spoiler really do change the looks, enough so that it doesn't lok quite as Bangled as the non-M.

And the E46 while almost totally different is different in a subtle way. The E30 M3 was much more in your face about the differences. But that was nice.
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Body woon't stray too much from the 3 IMHO.

I am not sure the E90 4 door can be "M'd", the E46 4 door could not.
Supposedly, that's where the M4 comes in...if BMW GmbH ever decides to come out with it instead of just talking about it, that is.
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There won't be an M4...that would be marketing suicide.
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There won't be an M4...that would be marketing suicide.
They are already comitting suicide now. An M3 with a 425HP V8?

This car will out perform any M5 or M6, or Z8.

So why would folks by the M5/M6?. 100K is a lot of money for a car that won't out perform something costing $40K less.
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I could care less if they used the same parts as the E90 3 series...as long as they change the rear tail lights, I'll be happy. I wish that BMW didn't sway from the L lights, I liked those much more than the new lights.
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