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      12-20-2010, 09:20 PM   #84
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Originally Posted by shift@red View Post
My issue with this is that the R8 GT is meant to be a lightweight model and there is certainly a difference in price. The M3 is still a luxury oriented car. So you can forget about nearly all of what is listed there IMO. Ceramic brakes, not a chance. Lighter carpet, dont see that happening. Dont see the seats or thinner glass being viable. Maybe a cf hood, but its weight savings are truly minimal.
I totally disagree. The M3 already has lightweight carpet. I'd be willing to be the next get has even less dense carpet (meaning lighter in the end). I'd also be willing to bet that the trunk and or hood to be CF. BMW bought a large facility some years ago with capability to product small production levels of CF components. The glass and battery are also "no brainers". Like I already said CC brakes are unlikely. It is all about the most weight they can shave off per dollar. CC brakes rated in lb/dollar is very low whereas carpet, glass, battery and CF panels (as long as done in a reasonable high production volume) are quite high lb/dollar. BMW is getting more and more serious about weight and much of this will be seen in the next M3.
E92 M3 | Space Gray on Fox Red | M-DCT | CF Roof | RAC RG63 Wheels | Brembo 380mm BBK |
| Vorsteiner Ti Exhaust | Matte Black Grilles/Side Gills/Rear Emblem/Mirrors |
| Alekshop Back up Camera | GP Thunders | BMW Aluminum Pedals | Elite Angels |
| XPEL Full Front Wrap | Hardwired V1 | Interior Xenon Light Kit |