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      12-31-2006, 06:34 PM   #14
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Drives: E36 M3, E92 M3
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Dallas/Ft. Worth

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I will say this, the pics look great and I think if the M3 looks like that or close then its pretty bad ass in my book. However, the shiney window surrounds dont make a lot of sense for an M3.

The 0-60 time of 4.9 is a good number. Some will say, well hey, the E46 could do that with a skilled driver. Well the BMW released 0-60 time was not 4.9 for the E46. I am sure road tests will see times as low as 4.5sec.

The price? yikes!... even a good comparison of 62K compared to the 66K of the RS4 is pretty high. Thats a good 12-13k over base for the outgoing E46. Thats a lot and a 22K premium over the 335i coupe. That is a huge gap!!! A base of 62K would have you walking out the door well equiped in the 70K range.. that is just crazy. In that price range I would rather have a used Z06, 997S, brand new Caymen S etc....

And finally, releasing official pics and numbers in a random European Magazine????