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      03-01-2007, 09:15 PM   #1
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What we will learn in/from Geneva

It seems about 99.9% sure the M3 will be in Geneva. The questions now are will it be an M3 "concept" or more a production version or perhaps even CSL (highly doubt that though, BMW needs broad market appeal and CSL does not do that). Keep in mind it is most likely we will NOT get detailed features, specs, stats, price, etc. We will only get a nice unmasked view of the exterior and a few other tid bits, not much else. I'd be willing to bet we don't get weight, REALISTIC performance figures, options nor price info. So if you are holding your breath for such detailed info you should probably forget it. Have a look at what was learned at the M5 "Concept" launch in Geneva back in 2004:

Displacement, approx hp, approx tq, 0-60k < 5s, 0-200k in 13, SMG only, wheel/tire size. THAT'S IT!

(source: http://www.m5board.com/articles.php?id=21)
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      03-02-2007, 06:20 AM   #2
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Thanks for that. I agree it is a pretty good inidcator of the type of info that will be provided.

0-200 in 13 would be quite an achievement. Not sure it can be done based on currently know/believed info. It is remarkeable that the M5 can do it, but that is what 500 hp gets you. Weight does not factor in as significantly in the 0-200 run as it does to lower speeds.
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For reference per track-challenge:

E60 M5 0-200: 13.8

996 TT 0-200: 14.6

13 sec is NOT happening for the M3.
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      03-02-2007, 06:37 AM   #4
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I agree, the M3 at Geneva will be a concept like the M5 when it first showed it's face to the world, i can wait for the the specs, i just want to see this baby in the flesh!! Only a few days left!!
Oh i cant wait!!
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Sorry Folks But Official News From Bmw Is That The M3 Will Not Be Debuting In Geneva. It Won't Be Until Later This Year.

*pop* There Goes Your Bubble.
& your reason behind this is???? I know we won't believe it until we see it but come on you gotta hope and wish that we get something even if its not much...
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Sorry Folks But Official News From Bmw Is That The M3 Will Not Be Debuting In Geneva. It Won't Be Until Later This Year.

*pop* There Goes Your Bubble.
that would hurt my feelings...
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      03-02-2007, 12:46 PM   #7
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& your reason behind this is???? I know we won't believe it until we see it but come on you gotta hope and wish that we get something even if its not much...
+1 monsta: dkim0104 what is your source. All evidence is pointing toward a showing! Honestly I do not believe you at all.
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maybe the thread http://www.m3post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=49296

No M3 is mentioned explicitly in there ... curious ... was the M5 concept mentioned in the BMW press release when the car was shown for the first time?
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I don't buy that, that they'll negate to reveal the M3 at the World's most prestigious Motor Show. Frankfurt doesn't carry the same World appeal and doesn't boost deposits if it gets shown there and goes on sale a month later.
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