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      03-24-2010, 08:59 AM   #1
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BAD News for JayPod!!

BMW will be cancelling the BMW M3 Sedan when the next generation 3-series, codenamed F30, is released, according to Automobile Magazine. The company will continue to sell the M3 as both a coupe and convertible, with each getting a straight-six 3.0-liter twin-turbo engine producing 450 horsepower (336 kW, 456 PS).

In addition, the magazine says that the company will put the 3er Gran Turismo on the market from March 2013. That date coincides with the 2013 Geneva Motor Show. The GT will be one of five body styles for the car, including the sedan, wagon, coupe, and convertible, all due out between March 2012 and 2014. A shooting brake variant could also be released down the line.

Like the wagon, the GT3 is expected to get a long wheelbase providing more cargo space and legroom. A panoramic sliding glass roof may also be optionally available for both vehicles.

For the 3-Series, BMW will use four cylinder petrol and diesel engines that are both more powerful and fuel efficient than previous models. Engines range from 136 horsepower (101 kW, 138 PS) to 252 hp (188 kW, 256 PS).
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Why is that bad?They will be offering the the GT3 but in modern BMW terms that is a wagon type thingy and that will just suit him quite fine in his more elder years
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More room for that wheel chair and Golf Club's.......
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That's fine by me! I will probably keep mine and get a GT3 (not the BMW kind) for the track and fun anyways!
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BMW is certainly an odd ball, they keep adding and removing the sedan model on certain chassis/platforms...
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BMW will be cancelling the BMW M3 Sedan when the next generation 3-series, codenamed F30, is released, according to Automobile Magazine. The company will continue to sell the M3 as both a coupe and convertible, with each getting a straight-six 3.0-liter twin-turbo engine producing 450 horsepower (336 kW, 456 PS).

In addition, the magazine says that the company will put the 3er Gran Turismo on the market from March 2013. That date coincides with the 2013 Geneva Motor Show. The GT will be one of five body styles for the car, including the sedan, wagon, coupe, and convertible, all due out between March 2012 and 2014. A shooting brake variant could also be released down the line.

Like the wagon, the GT3 is expected to get a long wheelbase providing more cargo space and legroom. A panoramic sliding glass roof may also be optionally available for both vehicles.

For the 3-Series, BMW will use four cylinder petrol and diesel engines that are both more powerful and fuel efficient than previous models. Engines range from 136 horsepower (101 kW, 138 PS) to 252 hp (188 kW, 256 PS).
ZWEAPON, where is this information coming from?
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BMW is certainly an odd ball, they keep adding and removing the sedan model on certain chassis/platforms...
And they're incredibly frustrating with all the strategy and product changes they initiate from one model to the next.
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ZWEAPON, where is this information coming from?
Source: automobilemag.com
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This is bad news for me too!

I guess I'll just throw in a stroker engine and save the costs of buying a new M3!
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I guess I'd have realized that if I had paid attention to the first couple of lines in your first post.

All I can say is I hope their information is wrong or that BMW change their minds by the time production is set to begin. Sad day
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take it to the chop shop and add a couple doors!
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^^ Haha - maybe next time I will do a 4 dour vert!
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Jay thats perfect for you....You can sit in the back...drinking your Johnny Walker, and leave the driving 2 Duncan....
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Jay thats perfect for you....You can sit in the back...drinking your Johnny Walker, and leave the driving 2 Duncan....
Make it the convertible and the back seat would be a great spot to be as there would be "lots of head room"

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Make it the convertable and the back seat would be a great spot to be as there would be "lots of head room"


You guys could use my vert for the convertible project
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