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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 03-23-2006, 07:27 AM
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Old 03-23-2006, 07:38 AM
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no more gills?
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Old 03-23-2006, 07:58 AM
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I love it! Im imaging trying to afford one already, and day-dreaming my color scheme and options.
....if you re talking about those side M3 grilles, its there!
most likely masted!
... for I cant seem to imagine an M3 without those signature grilles and spoilers, but I can see their awesome rear quad-bazookas pipes
the wheel and well stance can use a little bit more lowering I think, and maybe a whole new set of different alloy designs.

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Old 03-23-2006, 08:00 AM
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i don't see it. unless they had it filled in or didn't punch out the holes for them.

e36 m3 didn't have them nor did the e30 m3.
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Old 03-23-2006, 08:01 AM
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no more gills?
From the first photo, it looks like there is a piece of black plastic that covers the front quarter panel behind the front fender from the door sill until just above the body crease--note the line above the body crease where the plastic ends. You can also see how the body crease loses its definition in this area.

The side repeater has been added on top of this piece of plastic.

I suspect that this bit of plastic is covering side gills, and that the real repeater is probably integrated into those gills.
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Old 03-23-2006, 08:09 AM
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I love it! Im imaging trying to afford one already, and day-dreaming my color scheme and options.
....if you re talking about those side M3 grilles, its there!
most likely masted!
... for I cant seem to imagine an M3 without those signature grilles and spoilers, but I can see their awesome rear quad-bazookas pipes
the wheel and well stance can use a little bit more lowering I think, and maybe a whole new set of different alloy designs.
Actually the first M3 they were on was the E46. Before then the CSL I believe. So, they aren't really a signature just yet. But I understand the point your making. Because they are on the e60 M5, one would assume the e90 M3 would have them.
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if you gang noticed also on the first photo, seems like a hood grille was also covered!
YESSSSSSSSSSS!

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Old 03-23-2006, 01:07 PM
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I've always wondered what the deal was with pictures like this. Like who takes them, and what's the guy in the car thinking when someone is standing right there taking pictures of a car that has not been revealed yet...
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My wife's not going to be happy when I sell my STI to get one........
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Old 03-23-2006, 04:40 PM
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For some reason, that car (and all shots of the E92) just make look too big of a car. Maybe it's just the color or the quality of the shots.
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Old 03-23-2006, 04:48 PM
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Old 03-23-2006, 05:29 PM
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I love how they take off the propeller. Cause that will make it look less bmw esque...
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I'm glad we're getting more pics...but I'm SO tired of the camo...
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Old 03-24-2006, 04:48 AM
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Doesn't that look like an intercooler though in the bumper, behind the air dam?
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Old 03-24-2006, 08:18 PM
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My wife's not going to be happy when I sell my STI to get one........
Be prepared to spend @60k BASE CONFIGURATION MSRP and of course for the first year its out you will not be able to get one for msrp----Based on selling prices of the M5 and pre sale prices of M6 and from what two people that I am aquainted with who work for BMWNA.
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Be prepared to spend @60k BASE CONFIGURATION MSRP and of course for the first year its out you will not be able to get one for msrp----Based on selling prices of the M5 and pre sale prices of M6 and from what two people that I am aquainted with who work for BMWNA.
that's still a great deal considering what canadians have been paying for the m3 in the past. the e36 m3 was 60K+ back in the days.
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if you gang noticed also on the first photo, seems like a hood grille was also covered!
YESSSSSSSSSSS!
I believe you are so right! Cool!
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Be prepared to spend @60k BASE CONFIGURATION MSRP and of course for the first year its out you will not be able to get one for msrp----Based on selling prices of the M5 and pre sale prices of M6 and from what two people that I am aquainted with who work for BMWNA.
Eh.....If I have to wait until 2nd year of production then so be it. I might just do that anyway.
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Be prepared to spend @60k BASE CONFIGURATION MSRP and of course for the first year its out you will not be able to get one for msrp----Based on selling prices of the M5 and pre sale prices of M6 and from what two people that I am aquainted with who work for BMWNA.
Some dealers do not sell over MSRP, mine included. However, unless you put a pre-order deposit down last year, you probably won't get first year production. I have MSRP guaranteed in writing, same as it was for my early E46 M3. You are probably not far off with the $60k price, though I expect base to be more like $56-58k.
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Doesn't that look like an intercooler though in the bumper, behind the air dam?

No, looks like a panel to deflect air upward, likely to cool that monster V8...

Definitely agree with all that the Signiture M front side fender gills are masked by a clumsily placed piece of plastic. Look how the side marker looks tacked on.

G-d, can't wait to see the final produce... Can't wait to drive it and buy it even more.

How long to wait for the Comp. pack or CSL version from the time of release?
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No, looks like a panel to deflect air upward, likely to cool that monster V8...
Oh, Ok,, I was wondering if that might possibly be the 335, but the side gills are definitely there so it must be the M3. Only a couple years to go until I get mine. .......
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Oh, Ok,, I was wondering if that might possibly be the 335, but the side gills are definitely there so it must be the M3. Only a couple years to go until I get mine. .......
Notice it also has a staggered wheel setup and quad exhaust, which I doubt the 335 will have.
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Notice it also has a staggered wheel setup and quad exhaust, which I doubt the 335 will have.
Sport- and performance-package-equipped 3ers have staggered setups (at least for the E46 and E90).
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