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Old 05-04-2005, 02:01 AM
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Dealer comments re: 2005/6 changeover.

I was told yesterday by a supervisor type in a local dealership that the M3 model year would change 1 Oct.

He said that there would be no major change in the vehicle (that would be the 07 model year) but that the 06 would begin production 1 Oct and be availble for delivery later in that month.

I like the current style anyway, but think may go for the 06 just because value will be higher two or three years from not.

(Caveat: I am pretty new to all this and don't have one yet, so don't actually KNOW very much:-)

Wonder if anyone else has more info?
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Old 05-04-2005, 08:21 AM
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I think that all makes sense.

Since the M3 will be going out of production, there are unlikely to be big changes for the final run.
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Old 05-04-2005, 12:59 PM
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I keep hearing there will be no M3 in 2006. I would love to get this confirmed by someone who knows for sure.

I am toying with the idea of buying a new 2005 right now for the simple fact I don't want to wait until '07 and I am not positive I like the new styling direction. Granted I would love the V8 power, but this way I can have it both ways. The option value to keep the '05 or upgrade to the '07 albeit at a major kick in the wallet on trade-in but you have to pay to play...
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Old 05-04-2005, 03:47 PM
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06 should be a short model year. I fully expect the E90 coupe to go into production towards the end of this year/beginning of next year. They can make E90 coupes and E46 M3s. There should be a full year of E46 M3 cabs I would guess.
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Old 05-05-2005, 05:23 AM
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06 should be a short model year. I fully expect the E90 coupe to go into production towards the end of this year/beginning of next year. They can make E90 coupes and E46 M3s. There should be a full year of E46 M3 cabs I would guess.
Just so I understand are you saying the E90 coupe (as in base 3 series) will go into production towards late 2005, early 2006. What about the E90 M3 then? I am hearing most people think summer '07 is the most reasonable time to expect the next M3.
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Old 05-05-2005, 02:16 PM
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What normally happens is M doesn't get the chassis until the regular model are finished. So figure they just recently (or so will) got the chassis to start tuning. Don't expect the E90 M3 out for at least a year after the E90 coupe is released (and that should be early next year). So...I wouldn't expect the E90 M3 until early 07.
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