Originally Posted by bimmerphreak
First, about the styling of the new M3. I took a trip to NYC for the long weekend and to check out the car at the auto show. After seeing the M5 in person, I'm confident BMW will make the M3 an awesome car, styling wise, assuming they stick to what they did with the M5, which hopefully means they'll build something close to this
On the performance, since the E46 M3 already does 4.8 seconds, it's safe to say the E90 will outperform this with a better power-weight ratio, but by how much like you ask? My prediction is 4.4-4.5 seconds. BUt, that's a "shoot-from-the-hip" guess like you
Yeah, after sleeping on it and taking a cold shower, I thought 4.1 was too optimistic. I think your 4.4-4.5 prediction is more accurate. I just can't see it any slower than 4.5 though.