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      06-29-2010, 07:24 PM   #39
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Originally Posted by Nautik View Post
This a rumor or they actually developing something? I suspect they would have to come out with something by at the latest the 2012 model or else that 1M or whatever is going to be too much competition for the E9X M3...

Hopefully a whole package maybe? Maybe exhaust, intake, more aggressive factory tune? Then market it as more power but also louder and may not be for everyone.
In an interview with Bimmerfile a few months, Eric Riehle said that the M3 GTS exhaust may be released for the M3 as a factory-provided component. Since then, I reached out to Eric to get more details on this piece and its availability. Apparently, it will be branded as a BMW Performance piece, will either be titanium or Inconel if BMW can keep costs down, and should be available by September.

Of course, none of this may come to pass. Just look at what happened with the E92 LCI Blacklines -- BMW went so far as to include them in the 2010 BMW Performance catalog and on their parts website before canceling their development. Who knows if this thing will ever see the light of day...
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