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      11-14-2006, 12:56 AM   #1
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Question M3 convertible options

Since I am pretty much a purist I don't have much interest in a convertible M3 I am pretty behind on the whole convertible issue. Too much weight and too little rigidity for me. However, after seeing a video of the new 335i cabriolet here: http://www.netscape.com/viewstory/20...%2F&frame=true I decided a folding hartop M3 would be pretty darn cool.

What are the facts/rumors about soft/hard top for the new M3? Will the hardtop M3 be the M4? A much older article here: http://www.worldcarfans.com/spyphoto...01/country/gcf stated that 3 series will only have canvas tops for weight and maintenance issues. I guess based on the video this artice is just totally outdated.
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It will be the M3 Convertible (not M4).
It's supposed to get the same "features"/gimmicks that the E92 M3 will get.
Only thing that car magazines are speculating about is that the M3 convertible might get a CF hard top to reduce weight.
It's supposed to debut in spring 2008 (i really doubt that).

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      11-14-2006, 09:04 AM   #3
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NVM -_-
misunderstood...lol
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Uhg...I've barely seen 4door convertible and not a single one from BMW so far...
Hardtop convertible...hm...
What?
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Hmm, why put a CF hard top on the car, if its going to be heavy anyway. A CF roof on the hardop would have minial weight savings so I think that it won't happen. It will only be on the coupe and CSL.
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Hmm, why put a CF hard top on the car, if its going to be heavy anyway. A CF roof on the hardop would have minial weight savings so I think that it won't happen. It will only be on the coupe and CSL.
As long as the coupe gets it, I am happy.
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As long as the coupe gets it, I am happy.
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      11-15-2006, 01:22 PM   #8
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Hahaha, same here!
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ahh the CSL is 420 hp and the normal version is 400 hp
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eh...?
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Hahaha, same here!
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ahh the CSL is 420 hp and the normal version is 400 hp
Is this your prediction? or wish? this is too leftfield....this thread is about to get hijacked b/c of this statement...what did someone say M3 convertible options...nope not anymore, we should start a new thread just to explain this statement...too f-ing leftfield....
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ahh the CSL is 420 hp and the normal version is 400 hp
Tell me what you are talking about because I am lost atm...
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      11-16-2006, 07:45 PM   #14
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Yeah, same here. Maybe he was making fun of me for saying that the CSL will have the CF roof. (As if to speculate on a car that is not even out yet, which is kind of funny because thats what we're all doing!)
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