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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 05-29-2005, 03:40 AM
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Autoweek has some pictures of new M3

Just saw this on autoweek.com Could this be the new M3?

http://www.autoweek.com/news.cms?newsId=102443
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Old 05-29-2005, 07:37 AM
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Do I see different fenders than the standard E90?
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Old 05-29-2005, 11:57 AM
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It's so hard to tell anything from those pictures, they camoflagued it so well. Could be the E90 coupe also? On a side note that 997 GT3 looked nice. If I didn't have a wife and 2 kids I might be able to swing one. (Just kidding, honey ) I'm really hoping to get the E90 M3 in the second or third year run depending.
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I say that's probably the E92 coupe. it's dual tips... not quad tips which is a sign of an M car.
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I'd have to say its the E90 coupe....If it is truly the future M3, then I'm a little dissappointed. Doesn't seem very aggressive at all even though I know a lot of it is masked and they wouldn't test it with the side gills on it for fear of a total giveaway.
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Just saw this on autoweek.com Could this be the new M3?

http://www.autoweek.com/news.cms?newsId=102443

The question is... could that car be any uglier?
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Old 05-31-2005, 10:48 AM
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"Following the lead of Mercedes-Benzís C55 AMG and Audiís S4, the fourth-generation M3 ditches the venerable 3.2-liter inline six for the 4.0-liter 400-hp V8 left unemployed when BMW upgraded the M5 to V10 power."

The M5's v8 was close to 5.0l no? These are two distinctly different power plants, right?
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Old 05-31-2005, 10:52 AM
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"Following the lead of Mercedes-Benzís C55 AMG and Audiís S4, the fourth-generation M3 ditches the venerable 3.2-liter inline six for the 4.0-liter 400-hp V8 left unemployed when BMW upgraded the M5 to V10 power."

The M5's v8 was close to 5.0l no? These are two distinctly different power plants, right?
4941cc, to be exact. And you're right. That writer is misinformed. BMW doesn't stuff whatever "unemployed" powerplants they have laying around into their new M cars.
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If that's the going to be the look of the new 330Ci, IMO it's hideous! They have taken the nice lines away and replaced with an Audi look. What a shame.
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Might be an M. The disc brakes are huge. The fenders look flared. I believe that new M3 will be a looker from the front.
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The question is... could that car be any uglier?
Not by much... eewww...


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Might be an M. The disc brakes are huge. The fenders look flared. I believe that new M3 will be a looker from the front.
Not true... non-M 3er cars have some fender flaring too, though not as much as the M3.

And btw... M3 and 330 brakes are the same diameter for E46. Rotors being big aren't enough of an indication at this point IMO.

I still say it's too early to see an M3 considering the E92 coupe isn't out yet and that's what I think this is.

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I say that's probably the E92 coupe. it's dual tips... not quad tips which is a sign of an M car.
E36 M3s had twin outlet exhaust on one side, a la the E46 3ers. Could BMW be moving toward twin separate pipes, like G35 coupe and 350z for the new M3?
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