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      02-13-2007, 05:31 PM   #6
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Originally Posted by chonko View Post
From what I read sometime ago, the engineers stated that the E9X M3 will not weigh more than the E46 M3.
The E46 M3 weighs 3415 lbs
The E60 530i weighs 3472 lbs
The E60 550i weighs 3803 lbs
The E60 M5 weighs 4012 lbs.

I see the engineers pulling this off.
Sounds great to me if they can achieve this, however given the weight of the 335i (3570 lb), which is the chassis the M3 is based on, it seems unlikely. The engine may be the same weight or even lighter but bigger brakes, wheels and other stronger components will not help. Do you happen to have a source for this information? If it is true the power to weight will be truly stellar, better than E60 M5 and the same as Corvette C5 (8.0). Again this assumes 426 hp.

Last edited by swamp2; 02-14-2007 at 02:00 AM.