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      08-14-2008, 04:36 PM   #133
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New pics of Idrive in Coupe and Sedan in the new M3 catalogue. You can get a better view at http://www.bmw.com/com/en/newvehicle...roduction.html and click on the "Interactive Flash Catalogue".
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      08-14-2008, 04:37 PM   #134
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but i just realized that will probably say "european model shown." DAMN BMWNA!
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      08-14-2008, 04:41 PM   #135
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Forgot to mention that the catalogue also shows convertible with new idrive.
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      08-14-2008, 04:50 PM   #136
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I just noticed that the head rests are different in the new M3 catalogue. The 09 headrest looks more square. The 2008 headrest is more shapely. Compare the new catalogue interior with interior of what is posted under the image gallery on BMWUSA.com.

http://www.bmwusa.com/Standard/Conte...iaGallery.aspx
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I just noticed that the head rests are different in the new M3 catalogue. The 09 headrest looks more square. The 2008 headrest is more shapely. Compare the new catalogue interior with interior of what is posted under the image gallery on BMWUSA.com.

http://www.bmwusa.com/Standard/Conte...iaGallery.aspx
i was just about to post the same exact thing! wow, that is weird. guess the coupe gets all the interior adjustments like the sedan too though, including the new headlight switch and the start/stop button.

i am not a fan of the headrests. they look really blocky.
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      08-14-2008, 04:53 PM   #138
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I want to post pictures...anyone know of a good free place to post pics to.
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      08-14-2008, 04:54 PM   #139
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i gotta check the technical data and see if that new idrive stuff causes any weight gains or losses.
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i was just about to post the same exact thing! wow, that is weird. guess the coupe gets all the interior adjustments like the sedan too though, including the new headlight switch and the start/stop button.

i am not a fan of the headrests. they look really blocky.
Yeah, I don't like the new block look either, but not a deal breaker of course.
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      08-14-2008, 05:04 PM   #141
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looks like 3648lbs with a kg to lb conversion. US spec is 3704 currently. i guess we can't be sure until the us spec vehicle weight is posted because who knows what BMW is going to change. good find with all of this twistastick.
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Catalogue also states the 3 options for the navigation. The US market ususally only gets the top navigation option which includes 8.8 inch color widescreen with arrow and 3D map display.
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      08-14-2008, 06:01 PM   #143
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Fuel consumption 9.2 liters/100 km = 25.5668025 miles/gallon(US) (extra urban). I wish everyone could get this kinda gas mileage, but we all know this isn't true.
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i gotta check the technical data and see if that new idrive stuff causes any weight gains or losses.
You picked the WRONG car if your that worried about weight.

On another note, I am glad I bought my car before these changes were made.

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You picked the WRONG car if your that worried about weight.

On another note, I am glad I bought my car before these changes were made.

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+1 Especially about the weight of the i-drive!! That can't possibly be 1 pound heavier or lighter. Even if its a formula 1, one pound is close to no difference. Much less in an M3.
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You picked the WRONG car if your that worried about weight.

On another note, I am glad I bought my car before these changes were made.

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where the hell did i say anything about being worried about the weight? i couldn't care less, i am just curious, like many other members.

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+1 Especially about the weight of the i-drive!! That can't possibly be 1 pound heavier or lighter. Even if its a formula 1, one pound is close to no difference. Much less in an M3.
i'll bet it is more than 1 pound heavier or lighter, but i agree that it will be negligible. like i just said, its just a matter of curiosity.
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      08-15-2008, 11:00 AM   #147
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Wow, it is truly amazing the amount of Photoshop BMW AG uses in this brochure. ALL the photos are from the 2008 catalog with Photoshop of new tail-lights on the sedan, new iDrive, headlight switch...

Actually, I remember that the 2008 catalog showed the interior without iDrive whereas the French one had the same photo with iDrive.
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      08-15-2008, 11:55 AM   #148
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i am not a fan of the headrests. they look really blocky.
Well, they're active headrests, so it's a improved safety feature.

BTW: According to that catalogue the new iDrive doesn't seem to add weight, it's still at 1,655 kg.


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Well, they're active headrests, so it's a improved safety feature.

BTW: According to that catalogue the new iDrive doesn't seem to add weight, it's still at 1,655 kg.


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Yeah, I guess safety is good

I'm sure that the iDrive is negligible. I was just curious for the hell of it.
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      08-19-2008, 01:10 AM   #150
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How many people are sat waiting with there tongues out............I dont think I can contain the excitment!!

I knew I should have waited to buy my E92 - look at all those amazing improvements - what a mistake it was to buy and enjoy my M3 all this time when I could've been waiting for those wonderful changes
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Any real-life pictures of the Le Mans on M3?
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"real-life"?

You mean owner or pre-production pics and not like the PR ones on the first page of this thread?

If so, not yet. 2009s are being shipped to US now, and some are probably being delivered in Europe by next week. We should see some pics of new Le Mans cars very soon.
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"real-life"?

You mean owner or pre-production pics and not like the PR ones on the first page of this thread?

If so, not yet. 2009s are being shipped to US now, and some are probably being delivered in Europe by next week. We should see some pics of new Le Mans cars very soon.
2009s are already being delivered in Europe and have been since last Monday at least. I'm sure that LMBs are out there somewhere, hopefully someone sees one on the road or gets theirs delivered soon...I am curious to see it as well.
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2009s are already being delivered in Europe and have been since last Monday at least. I'm sure that LMBs are out there somewhere, hopefully someone sees one on the road or gets theirs delivered soon...I am curious to see it as well.
Great, I'm anxious to see them also.

Where'd you see the info about '09s being delivered in Europe? I haven't been paying too close attention but I figured it be pretty big news on the forum.
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