As I always said from the beginning the reason why you see so many prototypes of the M3 in the USA is because between now and the deadline before production begins at the end of the year. Is that the cars are being made US ready first .
The target release date for the M Transmission for Europe is Spring 2008 , The same time the M3 goes on sale in the USA. The time is not coincidental as both options of transmission will be available for launch with the car in it's launch date of Spring 2008.
I have been informed that the M3 Cabrio will debut at either Los Angeles or Detroit , it wont be Tokyo as the official media release happens mid-late November. The M3 Cabrio will arrive @ in the US the same time as the Coupe.
This is also expected to be the same as the BMW 1er Cabrio arriving in the US alongside the Coupe.
Whilst the first phase of filming and photography has been completed in South Africa we move to the next phase of film and photography in the exceptional scenery and fantastic driving roads in the West of Scotland.
That will happen this month providing current events in Glasgow do not cause us to reconsider. Then we do the third phase (August) and then begin to piece everything together.
The sedan will be filmed in November with scheduled release for late January 2008, The M3 sedan will be shown alongside LCI of the BMW 3er and BMW 3er Touring which will Be officially launched in @ Geneva 2008.
The M3 sedan will arrive in Europe early Summer with US sales arriving in the
4th quarter of 2008.
The only models left to show off this year apart from updates include :
The BMW M3 Cabrio , BMW 1er Cabrio and the BMW X6.
2008 however is all about the 7er.