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      03-20-2007, 04:23 PM   #1
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New m3 weight

The new M3 weight is 1570Kg which is around 3461lbs. That is around 70lbs lighter than the E92 335.

also... just fyi... fitting the 335 with some CSL wheels will drop the weight by 50+ lbs.
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      03-20-2007, 04:44 PM   #2
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And how do you know how much the stock wheels will weigh?
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      03-20-2007, 04:51 PM   #3
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Sounds great

Man this would be great but you really should share your source. We are a skeptical bunch over here!
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      03-20-2007, 05:08 PM   #4
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Less than 3500, that rocks. Good for BMW.
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      03-20-2007, 05:17 PM   #5
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If it is true

Man if this is true (and if the 426 hp number is true as well...) I will repost my power to weight numbers from a post long ago with an update:

AM Vantage: 9.5
RS4: 9.4
Carrera S: 8.8
F355: 8.3
E60 M5: 8.1
E92 M3 8.1
Corvette C5: 8.0
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      03-20-2007, 05:55 PM   #6
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Source?
And how do you know how much the stock wheels will weigh?
Its from a UK mag named autocar that tested the new m3.

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I read Autocar magazine at a friends house. Autocar had a review on the new M3 and they tested the acceleration to 62mph. The new M3 did it in 4.9 which is around 4.7 to 60mph. The new M3 weight is 1570Kg which is around 3461lbs. That is around 70lbs lighter than the E92 335.
I didnt say I know how much the m3's wheels will weight, but I know how much the stock 335 ZSP wheels weigh because of this...
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      03-20-2007, 06:37 PM   #7
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Scan that one - PLEASE

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Its from a UK mag named autocar that tested the new m3.
I guess I knew that mags would be getting some time behind the wheel of the M3 concept soon but certainly did not think it would be this soon. Man, please scan the article and post it up! Thanks in advance!
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      03-20-2007, 06:40 PM   #8
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That would be unbelievable. What is the CSL gonna weigh then??!
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      03-20-2007, 06:44 PM   #9
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i am not trying to be an ass hole but I have gotten my hopes up about positive information soo many times and was let down

I will stay tuned though to see if this is legitmate...
But if it is true then damn this is great news
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      03-20-2007, 06:53 PM   #10
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3500-3600

Considering the development is not complete yet, I find it dubious that this is the weight.

If the M3 comes in at 3500-3600 pounds, it is going to be awesome......

Weight Adders vs 335i
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  • Brakes
  • Fluids
  • Cooling system
  • Wheels and tires
Weight Optimizations vs. 335i
  • Lighter glass
  • Carbon / plastic roof
  • Lighter body panels
On balance unless they have gone radical and used expensive body panels, the M3 is going to weigh more than the 335i
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      03-20-2007, 07:02 PM   #11
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That artical from the Autocar mag consists of info from BMW,not thier own road test ! That said,they are Britain's top mag & wouldn't put it in print if they thought it wasn't correct.
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      03-20-2007, 07:04 PM   #12
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Considering the development is not complete yet, I find it dubious that this is the weight.

If the M3 comes in at 3500-3600 pounds, it is going to be awesome......

Weight Adders vs 335i
  • Engine
  • Brakes
  • Fluids
  • Cooling system
  • Wheels and tires
Weight Optimizations vs. 335i
  • Lighter glass
  • Carbon / plastic roof
  • Lighter body panels
On balance unless they have gone radical and used expensive body panels, the M3 is going to weigh more than the 335i
Add the exhaust into the additional weight for the M3.
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      03-20-2007, 07:52 PM   #13
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That artical from the Autocar mag consists of info from BMW,not thier own road test ! That said,they are Britain's top mag & wouldn't put it in print if they thought it wasn't correct.
Any chance you have a scan of it?

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      03-20-2007, 08:23 PM   #14
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Here is the link to the website:

http://www.autocarmag.com/News/NewsA...llCars/224323/
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      03-20-2007, 08:51 PM   #15
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Despite weighing slightly more than the old model's 1570kg
could mean anything really ... not quite as definitive as I'd hoped.
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      03-20-2007, 09:14 PM   #16
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True....guess we'll just have to wait patiently.
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      03-20-2007, 10:19 PM   #17
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What the article says is, "Despite weighing slightly more than the old model's 1570kg, the new M3...", meaning it weighs more than the E46's 2,470 lb (though that is a higher weight than I've seen before; 2,415 was spec'd. last, I believe).

It goes on to say, "Although this new M3 will be the biggest and heaviest yet, the M Division have gone to typically enormous lengths to keep the weight penalty low, and to improve upon its already razor-sharp dynamic responses.

The car will have front and rear tracks wider than the already-widened standard E90 3-series, reinforced plastic body panels where there might otherwise be steel, a carbon fibre roof just like its bigger M6 sibling, and a chassis packed with lightweight aluminium components that keep masses, both sprung and unsprung, down to an absolute minimum."
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      03-21-2007, 12:07 AM   #18
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Thumbs down Dude - terrible post

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Its from a UK mag named autocar that tested the new m3.
Can you (or your friend) actually read???

This was not a test. It was a bunch of speculation, no better than anything else we have heard yet. On top of that, which does take a wee bit of savy to see, there is the basic facts. This is NOT the weight, this is a lower limit on the weight. What part of "slightly more" don't you understand?

BTW all the rest of their specs sound WAY conservative to me.

Please end this terrible thread.
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      03-21-2007, 01:31 AM   #19
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Can you (or your friend) actually read???

This was not a test. It was a bunch of speculation, no better than anything else we have heard yet. On top of that, which does take a wee bit of savy to see, there is the basic facts. This is NOT the weight, this is a lower limit on the weight. What part of "slightly more" don't you understand?

BTW all the rest of their specs sound WAY conservative to me.

Please end this terrible thread.
what did i tell you guys
lol...

what else is knew
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      03-21-2007, 03:09 AM   #20
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Although his source is doubtful, the guess is really not much away from the actual weight...

Best regards, south
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      03-21-2007, 07:02 AM   #21
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This does not seem like an official test..
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      03-21-2007, 12:45 PM   #22
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?????

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wow thats nearly same as RS4 1650kg / m3 1570
What??? 80 kg is over 175 lb. This is not insignificant at all. It amounts to a few tenths in the lb/hp ratio. It sure is worth a lot more than the 10-15 lb saved by a carbon fiber roof...

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