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      01-03-2007, 06:49 PM   #67
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I think I like the "license plate on trunk" idea rather than on bumper.
or...
I am so used to seeing license plates on trunk on M3 rather than bumper.
anyways, cant rely too much on this magazine for some reasons.
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      01-04-2007, 06:30 PM   #68
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hmmm, looks like mistakes to me:

(edited the brightness to make it clearer)
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      01-05-2007, 05:37 AM   #69
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Thanks Jason and Manz. Can you also add some scans where you can actually read all the text. Much appreciated! Since this sucker is a chop I can at least get excited about all the rumors in the text....
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      01-05-2007, 09:28 AM   #70
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Tim Pollard from Car Magazine shares with us the background behind these photos:

http://www.m3post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=13337

Thanks Tim.
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      01-05-2007, 10:32 AM   #71
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Wow! Good read.
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      01-05-2007, 12:00 PM   #72
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Initially, I was all weirded out by the rear end and the plate being moved to the bumper. Interestingly, it is kind of growing on me.

As a side note, why do journalists insist on interspersing French words that often are wrong or misspelled. This may look impressive to some but it just looks stupid to people who know better.
I would push it to say it adds discredit to the accuracy of the overall information being presented. Indeed, clearly these journalist don't do thorough checks of their claims...

In the attached photo from the CAR article, "chez longue" should be "chaise longue", as in "deck chair"

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      01-05-2007, 07:36 PM   #73
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I'm hoping the info regarding the plate location is wrong. I personally don't like the look of the plate on the bumper.

With that being said, I would bet that the plate will be on the trunk. Here's why... if they were using a different trunk, they would be testing it on some of the mules for aerodynamic purposes, but all of the mules we have seen have the lic. plate on the trunk. There's no way that they would do ALL of their testing with part A and then put the car on the market with part B when it's something that effects aerodynamic properties of the car. (This is pure conjecture on my part, hopefully we'll see the M3 concept in the Spring time and have the final answer)


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      01-05-2007, 11:15 PM   #74
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, thanks so much for that. Of course I will still buy the mag but have not been able to make it to the right book store yet. Good discussion following the post by the magazine guy...
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      01-07-2007, 02:24 AM   #75
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it's always more expensive in British pounds and in the UK then US dollars and in the US because...

Economy of scale. The market of the UK is 60 milllion while the market in the US is 300,000,000. That being said...they need to make a bigger profit due to selling less units in the UK. Thus affording to sell the car cheaper for the US market because the market is larger and it sells more units in the US. Its also more expensive to produce cars for the UK because they are right hand drive. Cars destined for the US is pretty much the same to European spec except some engine specs and smog specs. And it is left hand drive like the rest of Europe and most of the world.

Cost per unit to manufacture is less when produced in volume. 48,000 British pounds in the UK is the same as $48,000 in the US. Don't use currency conversion as a benchmark but rather GDP per capita of each country. Someone making 100,000 pounds in Britain would make $100,000 in the US at the same job.
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      01-07-2007, 09:02 AM   #76
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0-62 mph in 4.9 seconds?

i understand that u want to play it safe but that is ridiculous.

w/ 420 ponies, it better be closer to 4.3 seconds :rocks:
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      01-07-2007, 05:12 PM   #77
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Should get that

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0-62 mph in 4.9 seconds? i understand that u want to play it safe but that is ridiculous. w/ 420 ponies, it better be closer to 4.3 seconds :rocks:
I think we will see 4.3 for sure. This is only magazine speculation. Others of us have done some calculations with hp/tq/weight/gearing and looked at the "marketing" requirements for the car. See a good discussion here: http://www.m3post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=13252
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      01-08-2007, 08:33 AM   #78
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It's F**ckin horrid lad's,even if it is a chop!My deposit will be cancelled and the big man will be gettin the 997 GT3.This new M3 totally reek's a pure PISH!!! :mad:

IMHO of course
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      01-08-2007, 08:47 AM   #79
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It's F**ckin horrid lad's,even if it is a chop!My deposit will be cancelled and the big man will be gettin the 997 GT3.This new M3 totally reek's a pure PISH!!! :mad:

IMHO of course
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It's F**ckin horrid lad's,even if it is a chop!My deposit will be cancelled and the big man will be gettin the 997 GT3.This new M3 totally reek's a pure PISH!!! :mad:

IMHO of course
What is the price difference between the new M3 and the 997 GT3?

I would go for the 997 Turbo if I were you
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      01-08-2007, 11:32 AM   #81
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with you.

Thank you kind sir
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      01-08-2007, 11:37 AM   #82
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What is the price difference between the new M3 and the 997 GT3?

I would go for the 997 Turbo if I were you
Oh sorry,let me clarify!I drive a csl at the mo and i will keep it for another year or so and then get a second hand 997 gt3!I can't see the new m3 being much better than my csl at the moment imho

I don't like the turbo!It's a gay boy's porker for someone who want's the power but nothing else!The GT3 is a man's car

But if you want to give me a turbo for a month till i try and disprove my theory.........................
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      01-08-2007, 11:41 AM   #83
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Oh sorry,let me clarify!I drive a csl at the mo and i will keep it for another year or so and then get a second hand 997 gt3!I can't see the new m3 being much better than my csl at the moment imho

I don't like the turbo!It's a gay boy's porker for someone who want's the power but nothing else!The GT3 is a man's car

But if you want to give me a turbo for a month till i try and disprove my theory.........................
Oh ic, a second hand GT3, now I get your point. Good choice though, love the new 997

Let me think about driving my turbo, give me a call end of this year. I am waiting for some investments to pay out within some months and I am also in the market for a new car

But you can't have m for a month! A day maybe...
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Oh ic, a second hand GT3, now I get your point. Good choice though, love the new 997

Let me think about driving my turbo, give me a call end of this year. I am waiting for some investments to pay out within some months and I am also in the market for a new car

But you can't have m for a month! A day maybe...

Hey,i'll come over to Holland man!It's no problem,i'll meet you at the Grasshopper in the dam
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Hey,i'll come over to Holland man!It's no problem,i'll meet you at the Grasshopper in the dam
No problem, but I think Teasers aka hooters is a better place to show the cars

Last year I drove a Gallardo for one day, it was a remarkable day, that's what I call a pussy magnet first class
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      01-09-2007, 10:36 PM   #86
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Decisions based on Photoshopped pics

Its hard to beleive you all are making purchasing decisions about the new M3 without seeing the finished product. These photoshop pics are just some dude's imagination.
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absolutely gorgeous hope this is the real thing
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      01-10-2007, 03:09 AM   #88
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Its hard to beleive you all are making purchasing decisions about the new M3 without seeing the finished product. These photoshop pics are just some dude's imagination.

I understand totally what you are saying mate but if i was to be honest i have been hankering for a porker for years now and i think im just trying to put down the new M3 so i can get my gt3 without worrying that i should have bought the new m3!!
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