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      11-05-2009, 02:37 AM   #177
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if i put that spoiler, lip, color and wheels on my car before you guys saw this, you all would probably kick my butt


hahahhaah true that!
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      11-05-2009, 03:04 AM   #178
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Now that I know they have put all the R&D into the 4.4 engine, I am just going to wait until they include it in the US model. It doesn't make sense for them to have spent all the time and effort on a road going engine for such low production volume, when it is obvious they would generate thousands of additional M3 sales if it were included as opposed to sticking with the 4.0 until the end of the generation. This is sad news for the 4.0 owners if and when it happens, but makes complete sense BMW would offer the 4.4 to those who would be enticed by a final finale of the naturally aspirated M experience as opposed to a newer/more powerful model such as the RS5 that many such as myself are eagerly awaiting.
I too believe this is going to happen sooner then later. It would definitely hold off any buyers on the edge of deciding between the new upcoming RS5 or a 4.4L M3.
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      11-05-2009, 04:03 AM   #179
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This is the E92 M3 BMW should have built in the beginning. 3200lbs sounds delicious. This is the car separates the wanna be drivers from people who love to drive.
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      11-05-2009, 04:04 AM   #180
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I just couldn't wait to have one, so I got the closest thing:
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      11-05-2009, 04:28 AM   #181
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Hmmm, I like some of the thing but not all.
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      11-05-2009, 04:43 AM   #182
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I just couldn't wait to have one, so I got the closest thing:
HAHA AWESOME! I did the excakt same thing just after the realese! We should have a "fake GTS" race sometime buddy!
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      11-05-2009, 06:28 AM   #183
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So is the quoted weight the standard BMW (EU) weight (i.e. with driver etc) or is it the DIN weight (i.e. no driver etc)?

That rear spoiler is too ricer for my liking...functional I'm sure but really does not suit the sleek shape of the coupe...
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      11-05-2009, 06:46 AM   #184
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So is the quoted weight the standard BMW (EU) weight (i.e. with driver etc) or is it the DIN weight (i.e. no driver etc)?

That rear spoiler is too ricer for my liking...functional I'm sure but really does not suit the sleek shape of the coupe...
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      11-05-2009, 07:51 AM   #185
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Now that I know they have put all the R&D into the 4.4 engine, I am just going to wait until they include it in the US model. It doesn't make sense for them to have spent all the time and effort on a road going engine for such low production volume, when it is obvious they would generate thousands of additional M3 sales if it were included as opposed to sticking with the 4.0 until the end of the generation. This is sad news for the 4.0 owners if and when it happens, but makes complete sense BMW would offer the 4.4 to those who would be enticed by a final finale of the naturally aspirated M experience as opposed to a newer/more powerful model such as the RS5 that many such as myself are eagerly awaiting.
I am keeping my fingers crossed this happens for the estimated March LCI. Seems hard to believe they would put the work into this for 25 cars per year- especially when the competition has stepped up their game. If this happens my decision to get an M3 will be made.
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      11-05-2009, 08:41 AM   #186
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+1, I said the same thing earlier.

Frozen grey just says "I'm German, I'm refined, I'm understated, I'm precise, and I'm merciless."
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      11-05-2009, 09:21 AM   #187
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      11-05-2009, 10:05 AM   #188
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UPDATE on the limitation: Kai Segler told the German AMS that they would be happy to build 99 cars. So it's not that bad. Still no official word on US availability, though.


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      11-05-2009, 10:12 AM   #189
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That is exactly what I estimated as cost for the people crying about it being "overpriced at $171,000" just by using conversions without any kind official statement about pricing in US.


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"It's always difficult translating prices from Europe to the U.S. Nevertheless, the M3 GTS will sell for 115,000 Euros including a 19% VAT, or the equivalent of about $171,000. A more apt price comparison -- assuming the M3 GTS makes it to the U.S. at all -- would be using the assumption that the car might sell for the same proportion above the regular M3 Coupe as it will in Germany. That would place the M3 GTS' price at about $98,000."
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      11-05-2009, 10:46 AM   #190
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if it comes to the us, i would get in frozen grey. not feeling the orange.
good point. why not make this a special frozen grey only. that is gonna look good.
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      11-05-2009, 11:24 AM   #191
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I just looked at the US press page. Unfortunately, it states:

"Information from editor: *Information only; This model is not currently planned for the North American market"


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So is the quoted weight the standard BMW (EU) weight (i.e. with driver etc) or is it the DIN weight (i.e. no driver etc)?

That rear spoiler is too ricer for my liking...functional I'm sure but really does not suit the sleek shape of the coupe...
It's the DIN weight:

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Unladen weight according to the DIN standard is less than 1,500 kg (3,300 lb), the lightweight body comes with special mounts for six-point seat belts and a rollcage fitted behind the B-pillar.



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      11-05-2009, 11:32 AM   #193
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      11-05-2009, 12:48 PM   #195
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$2,500 bux will get you one gift wrapped by Christmas 2010.
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      11-05-2009, 01:14 PM   #198
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haha I wonder how many tuners are now having emergency meetings to replicate the splitter and the wheel, and the wing haha
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