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      04-05-2008, 08:21 AM   #23
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Great! What a priviledge Please ask away.

1. What is the actual shift time of M-DCT in S6 mode (in milliseconds)?
2. What will the GGT tax (if any) be on the M-DCT car?
3. Will US and EU launch control be different?
4. Do US M3's have BER?
5. Do US (or other) M3 have any limitations (redline, hp, etc.) before 1st service?
6. Why did the US M3s get different seat bottoms than in EU?
7. Why are US M3s heavier than EU one (actual standard equipment differences, option differences, different weight standards, etc.)?
8. Will dual canister style aftermarket exhaust systems interfere with the differential cooling or aerodynamic effect of the diffuser.

+1 Great questions swamp.

My one add would be about the orange reflectors in the front and why the differ from the more discrete ones on the 335?

What is BER???
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      04-05-2008, 08:49 AM   #24
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Will the next generation of M cars have turbos?
Why no HUD in M3?
Why can't we have real launch control?
Why no M badge for the X5?
Will the M brand expand to other series in the future?
Why does BMW allow stealers to slam us with $20k to $50k mark ups when a new M car is released?
In your opinion, What auto brand is the M's closest competitor?
Why no M experience offered with new M3?
What are you hiding from us? (just fishing)
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      04-05-2008, 08:57 AM   #25
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Will the next generation of M cars have turbos?
Why no HUD in M3?
Why no M badge for the X5?

Just for fun I went to the audi dealership to test drive a TT with DSG just to get a rough idea on how the M-DCT will feel. (I know they are world apart but its the colsest thisn to the M-DKG i can drive. While looking around in the showroom, I noticed that half the cars, including A4, A3, Q7, has the "S" line option and hence The "S" logo. I think this cheapens the brand equity hence the RS4. I really hope that BMW doesn't start slapping "M" on all their cars.
an "M" X5 would be sweet but I would call it someting different- I leave it to BMW marketing to figure out what that would be. I don't think the X5 needs the V10- the new turbo V8 from the X6 should be OK. I realize a lillte but wanted to share my .02 cents.


It be great if HUD came as an option in 09, if later I won't wait.
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      04-05-2008, 09:13 AM   #26
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Why was a gasoline direct injection system (like on 335i) not employed on this new M3 and do they think they will add it in the future?
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      04-05-2008, 09:36 AM   #27
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Just for fun I went to the audi dealership to test drive a TT with DSG just to get a rough idea on how the M-DCT will feel. (I know they are world apart but its the colsest thisn to the M-DKG i can drive. While looking around in the showroom, I noticed that half the cars, including A4, A3, Q7, has the "S" line option and hence The "S" logo. I think this cheapens the brand equity hence the RS4. I really hope that BMW doesn't start slapping "M" on all their cars.
an "M" X5 would be sweet but I would call it someting different- I leave it to BMW marketing to figure out what that would be. I don't think the X5 needs the V10- the new turbo V8 from the X6 should be OK. I realize a lillte but wanted to share my .02 cents.


It be great if HUD came as an option in 09, if later I won't wait.
I think the Audi brand is very bland. They need to slap "s" line all over the lineup. It's all about volume for them. My girlfriend has the A4. It's a solid transportation car for the commute to work. BMW offered "M" package on 3 series in the past, What do you get, tweaked suspension, M wheels and M badges all over the place. It's not an "M car" This I disagree with. Besides Porsche Cayenne Turbo needs some competition.
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      04-05-2008, 09:39 AM   #28
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Just picked up my 2008 M3. Dealership forgot to order BlueTooth(BMW Assist) for the car and now they tell me it can't be installed. Take the car or order a new one ( 3 more months).I have the tech pkg in the car. Does anyone know if there is a retro kit for E92 or if there is anyway Bluetooth can be installed thru my navigation screen? Thanks
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      04-05-2008, 11:20 AM   #29
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Just for fun I went to the audi dealership to test drive a TT with DSG just to get a rough idea on how the M-DCT will feel. (I know they are world apart but its the colsest thisn to the M-DKG i can drive. While looking around in the showroom, I noticed that half the cars, including A4, A3, Q7, has the "S" line option and hence The "S" logo. I think this cheapens the brand equity hence the RS4. I really hope that BMW doesn't start slapping "M" on all their cars.
an "M" X5 would be sweet but I would call it someting different- I leave it to BMW marketing to figure out what that would be. I don't think the X5 needs the V10- the new turbo V8 from the X6 should be OK. I realize a lillte but wanted to share my .02 cents.


It be great if HUD came as an option in 09, if later I won't wait.
FYI, BMW already do have M sport versions of their cars, similar to Audis S-line in the UK and other territories.
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Just picked up my 2008 M3. Dealership forgot to order BlueTooth(BMW Assist) for the car and now they tell me it can't be installed. Take the car or order a new one ( 3 more months).I have the tech pkg in the car. Does anyone know if there is a retro kit for E92 or if there is anyway Bluetooth can be installed thru my navigation screen? Thanks
As usual dealers don't know what they are talking about. You can install a Bluetooth only module inthe car. Go along to bimmernav.com for more info. Also it might be a better idea to post this question in the tech area.
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      04-05-2008, 12:22 PM   #32
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      04-05-2008, 12:32 PM   #33
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Where are the concept wheels?

If so, will Brembo sourced brakes be a part of the ZCP?

+1 to this, brake fade is clearly an issue in a car in this performance category.

Also, even the 135i has gone 'up. in brakes: it's an obvious improvement.
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+1 to this, brake fade is clearly an issue in a car in this performance category.

Also, even the 135i has gone 'up. in brakes: it's an obvious improvement.
-1. More pistons does not by definition equal better brakes. I'd be willing to bet the 135i does not have composite (two metals) floating rotors. These are key in resting warping. The M3 has a greater swept brake area per ton. The pad compound is another key factor along with designing for brake cooling by airflow. I am not saying the 135i multi-pots are bad but I have heard they fade as well.
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2- Will LSB be one of them!
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Will High-beam assistant become a 2009 option since it currently offered on the M3 in Europe.
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Ask him if he's familiar with Dooma's M3 issue...lol...and if he has any comments.
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      04-07-2008, 02:55 PM   #39
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This is very important, and I think it is something valid, but I don't believe he may be able to answer it. If he can't, have him email you or something to get a response...(if you don't mind)

The thing is, I read on m3forum.com that the person responsible for BMW Individual mentioned that LSB (Laguna Seca Blue) is no longer available as a color to BMW Individual because the company that makes it is bankrupt. This, to me, sounds a little fishy. He also mentioned that there is great demand for it in the US, and that this is unfortunate. So, can you ask him if these claims are true and if LSB (a) will be available as of next year, (b) can be ordered through Individual, or (c) can be ordered as a special order color.
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That is the one thing I would wait for despite having a week 19 build on the car Ive ordered!
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-Why is it said that the new M3 is 8% more efficient?
the engine is more efficient. but its been put in a bigger , heavier car. also federal EPA rating requirements changed.
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More of a comment than a question....

Bring back Imola Red leather.
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Is the power limited until the 1200 mile service?
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Are they going to offer front PDC (coupe/sedan/conv) and CF-roof (sedan)?

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I agree with this one. Why no front PDC? If someone is willing to pay for it, why not offer it?
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