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      08-06-2007, 01:02 AM   #67

Drives: 2008 M3 6 Speed MT!
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Northern CA

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Originally Posted by southlight View Post
You're right about the point, that the increasing weight of todays cars is kinda problem. But your assumption that many will be cross shopping to RS5 and C63 is of little consequence then. Why would someone who thinks the M3 has become to heavy choose an even heavier car?

Best regards, south
The RS5 may come close to the same weight. The C63 has way more torque, which is an advantage on the street. The rest of the cars I listed are sublime performers.

Again, it comes down to price. A $55K base price makes sense, is in line with past model increases, and is appropriate for the performance gain. It also keeps it out of some of the tougher competition and makes the M3 very attractive.

Mid $60Ks and it would be tough not to get a Porsche.
Driving sideways: It's not faster, but damn it's more fun!