Originally Posted by coaster
Oh jeesh ...
You could be a little less optimistic and say that BMW has done so well for so long that it's time for them to slip up. Why not, everybody else is, at least in the looks department.
The bangled E92 is certainly not awe-inspiring and it's very possible that the new M3 could look like the E92 with fatter tires, side vents, and quad tips.
I am far more concerned with them coming in with 401 HP, 3800 lbs, and a 0-60 of 4.8s. Just enough to beat the Lexus entry.
Say it's not so. Unfortunately, I have the same concerns. I am not a Bangle fan, althoguh the 3 series is better done than the others. Personally, I don't like the look of the M5 or M6.
I too am very concerned that BMW may drop the ball on HP and introduce a heavy car. If it's not at least 420 claimed bhp, less than 3500 lbs and 0-60 mph in 4.5 sec. or less, they will lose a lot of sales, imo. I certainly won't buy one.
I am hopeful that this does not happen and they do create more than a 335 with bigger tires, vents and quad pipes.