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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 09-26-2006, 11:39 PM
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Aussie Industry Trade Mag lays out LATE M3 timelines

Hi

The Aussie Industry trade mag John Mellors Auto News has some great articles on BMW in this fortnight's edition.

http://aami.goauto.com.au/mellor/mel...oAuto%20e-News

Within it claims that the 2008 M3 will be announced at the 2007 Frankfurt Show with a March 2008 launch date in Aus. This is significantly later than we'd hoped.

I am hoping this is wrong!
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Old 09-27-2006, 05:15 AM
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That is a similar time frame to what we heard in the US....30 months from last Nov....so mid summer 2008 for the M3 in the US.
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Old 09-27-2006, 05:34 PM
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Screw it then

BMW take the current M3 off the market and then expect us to wait in anticipation for years while Audi and everyone else romps off with better cars. Instant gratification baby, they are going to lose business. And by the time they come out with the M3, Audi will be well on their way to developing another RS4 - pretty soon they'll be a whole generation ahead.

Wake up BMW!!!!
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Old 09-28-2006, 12:03 AM
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I think the new M3 should come out a lot sooner then it is. The current M3 is really not worth it over the 335i (in terms of power) and this not changing till 2008 is just stupid
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Old 09-28-2006, 04:42 AM
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Same scenario (timeline) happened when the E46 came out....didn't hurt M3 sales at all. So the Audi is ahead? They are still behind.
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Old 09-28-2006, 10:00 AM
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Screw it then

BMW take the current M3 off the market and then expect us to wait in anticipation for years while Audi and everyone else romps off with better cars. Instant gratification baby, they are going to lose business. And by the time they come out with the M3, Audi will be well on their way to developing another RS4 - pretty soon they'll be a whole generation ahead.

Wake up BMW!!!!
Since the other M cars are miles behind their competition right? /sarcasm
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Old 09-28-2006, 10:44 AM
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Maybe audi is playing cathup to bmw!
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I think I'm confused. I had heard that the new M3 was being unveiled at the Paris Autoshow at the end of September. Not true???
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Old 09-28-2006, 03:54 PM
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I too heard that the 2008 M3 is being unveiled at the 2007 Paris Autoshow at the end of this month. I cant wait and I hope the information in this thread is wrong. I already have a deposit down on the #1 spot for my local dealer - they are indicating appx Sept 2007 delivery date. Im getting my money back if I have to wait until Summer 2008.
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I too heard that the 2008 M3 is being unveiled at the 2007 Paris Autoshow at the end of this month. I cant wait and I hope the information in this thread is wrong. I already have a deposit down on the #1 spot for my local dealer - they are indicating appx Sept 2007 delivery date. Im getting my money back if I have to wait until Summer 2008.
Exactly. You might as well get a 2-year lease on a 2006/7 vehicle now while you wait. September 2008 is a loooong ways away. Won't we all be flying in rocketships by then?
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Old 09-29-2006, 05:07 AM
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I too heard that the 2008 M3 is being unveiled at the 2007 Paris Autoshow at the end of this month. I cant wait and I hope the information in this thread is wrong. I already have a deposit down on the #1 spot for my local dealer - they are indicating appx Sept 2007 delivery date. Im getting my money back if I have to wait until Summer 2008.

Well then you better get your money back. THe BMW NA M brand manager said in Nov 05 that he wasn't going to say when the new M3 was coming out, but if you did a 30 month lease on an E46 M3 that the new one would be around when your lease expired. Nov 05 + 30 months = April 08.
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Old 09-29-2006, 04:35 PM
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Well then you better get your money back. THe BMW NA M brand manager said in Nov 05 that he wasn't going to say when the new M3 was coming out, but if you did a 30 month lease on an E46 M3 that the new one would be around when your lease expired. Nov 05 + 30 months = April 08.
Well I went ahead and listed my auction for sale. Here is the ebay listing. Anyone want it??

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eB...ALCA%3AUS%3A31
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Old 09-29-2006, 08:06 PM
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Well I went ahead and listed my auction for sale. Here is the ebay listing. Anyone want it??

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eB...ALCA%3AUS%3A31
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I dunno... the test mules running around make it seem like the car is closer to production than that. They've obviously already got the V8 engine going, along with the coupe body and front fascia. 2 years seems way too long.... the car already looks close to completion.

I guess BMW is working on the twin-turbo setup and DSG style transmission.....
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Cancelling M3 position for 2 year old M5

I've done more reesarch since the last post. Have decided to get a 2 year old M5 over a 2008 M3.

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Old 09-30-2006, 05:21 AM
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M3 E46 launch circumstances very different

Back when the E46 M3 launched there weren't as many contenders. Surely no one doubts that the current RS4 is streets ahead of the current M3. If we have to wait 2 more years until this is redressed, that's almost 3 years of not being number 1. I think BMW thinks that people will settle for the 335i, but i think people will not settle - am sure the RS4 is picking up credit, and i'm dropping my M3 place so i can get a used M5.
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I dunno... the test mules running around make it seem like the car is closer to production than that. They've obviously already got the V8 engine going, along with the coupe body and front fascia. 2 years seems way too long.... the car already looks close to completion.

I guess BMW is working on the twin-turbo setup and DSG style transmission.....

The e90 m3 is going to have Twin turbo on the new V8 engine?? I am behind on the news I guess.
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Old 10-03-2006, 06:20 AM
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Exactly. You might as well get a 2-year lease on a 2006/7 vehicle now while you wait. September 2008 is a loooong ways away. Won't we all be flying in rocketships by then?
Very true... 2008 is a loonnnnnggg way from now. By then Kia is going to have a 500hp sportscar.
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Well, the 2006 Paris show is well under way, and no news of the M3...

When is Frankfurt?
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Not to mention what the Mercs are coming up with. The new C63/CLK63 AMG for example. Those will gun the M3 head on.
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Old 10-04-2006, 10:47 PM
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The e90 m3 is going to have Twin turbo on the new V8 engine?? I am behind on the news I guess.
I was kidding.

I've been on a list since May 05 but I'll definitely consider the C63, if MB doesn't strangle the output of that new V8 when they drop it in the C-class.
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