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      12-20-2010, 01:46 AM   #38
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Originally Posted by GhostRideTheWhip View Post
Swamp, the 1M is still pretty heavy. It weights in at 3200 pounds. It still isn't proving that BMW is going back to their roots, they only got rid of about 200 pounds I think.
Sure it is not a light car by most definitions. However, with the limited colors, limited options, 6MT only and reduced weight compared to the regular series car, those are all very much a back to M roots type of approach. They did not have much time to work on the car. It has been given little development effort. As such its a good achievement and is making a lot of folks on the enthusiast end of the spectrum happy.

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You expect this to be ~3500lbs?
Even if that was an F30 spy pic it wouldn't be a fair comparison. Ever heard of perspective? According to what I've seen the new car is very slightly longer and slightly taller. Most if its growth is in its width and wheelbase. And again for the 2nd time, the rumored weight for the base model F3X 3er is LESS than the existing 328i. That is a good sign for sure. The M3 will benefit from the weight reduction efforts for the base model and then again from the work by the M division.