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      02-09-2012, 12:30 PM   #331
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      02-09-2012, 12:32 PM   #332
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Build completed.
PICS ASAP!!!!
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      02-09-2012, 12:52 PM   #333
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It is high time too, since the first F30s are already being delivered. So the pinnacle of the E90 platform actually comes after the first samples of the F30 platform.

Can't wait to see your car.
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      02-09-2012, 01:11 PM   #334
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I have no pictures.
It was a statement of the status over there in Garching.

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      02-09-2012, 04:26 PM   #335
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      02-09-2012, 04:47 PM   #336
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You lucky SOB, i'll be in Paris in May. I'll be on the look out for you, haha.
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      02-09-2012, 05:02 PM   #337
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Any announcements yet about where to buy the front splitter???
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      02-09-2012, 05:20 PM   #338
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SO JEALOUS RIGHT NOW!!!!

We need videos ASAP!
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      02-09-2012, 05:37 PM   #339
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Any announcements yet about where to buy the front splitter???
BMW will not sell them to anyone without a CRT.
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      02-09-2012, 05:42 PM   #340
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Mine is ready...
Wow, your car is so sick. Too bad the weather looks awful! Looking forward to a review. That is the best ever E90 M3, bar none.

$172,000 USD.. daaaamnn
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      02-09-2012, 05:48 PM   #341
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      02-09-2012, 07:18 PM   #342
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I want those seats.
They are So SICK!!! Im going to get them in my car!
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      02-10-2012, 07:49 AM   #343
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igirl - what number?
Staff says this is the fastest and best-handling M3, ever (commercial product). Better than GTS.
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      02-10-2012, 08:24 AM   #344
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Congrats, lets see some more photos of the interior!
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      02-10-2012, 08:59 AM   #345
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More pics please, especially that interior!
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      02-10-2012, 09:44 AM   #346
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Congratulations.

GO get it!
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      02-10-2012, 10:07 AM   #347
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      02-10-2012, 12:12 PM   #348
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igirl - what number?
Staff says this is the fastest and best-handling M3, ever (commercial product). Better than GTS.
Who says this? Published lap times between the two clearly show this is not the case. The GTS and CRT share the same engine, yet the GTS is lighter and has a more track-focused suspension.
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      02-10-2012, 01:01 PM   #349
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who sells those seats??? Where to get them????
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      02-10-2012, 01:32 PM   #350
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Who says this? Published lap times between the two clearly show this is not the case. The GTS and CRT share the same engine, yet the GTS is lighter and has a more track-focused suspension.
M personnel. The more even front - back weight distribution, slightly different chassis and less rear overhang are the reasons cited.

FWIW - I've driven otherwise equivalent versions of the sedan vs. coupe. The sedan feels more secure and tighter. It's not huge but it's detectable, even off track.
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      02-10-2012, 02:09 PM   #351
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You have to love BMW, they are at times difficult to figure out. So they make a lightweight version by adding lightweight seats and exhaust for the M3 and still decide to fit the heavier DCT gearbox and navi...

Then they add the high end stereo with the most speakers and parking sensors and an alarm system (which are both much needed for a definitive track car) lol
How else are you going to know where the turns on the track are located? Navi is a must for tracking.

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      02-10-2012, 03:36 PM   #352
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M personnel. The more even front - back weight distribution, slightly different chassis and less rear overhang are the reasons cited.

FWIW - I've driven otherwise equivalent versions of the sedan vs. coupe. The sedan feels more secure and tighter. It's not huge but it's detectable, even off track.
Sedan vs. coupe arguments aside, I don't see how the CRT can overcome the 175 pound disadvantage it has on the GTS. They both share the same engine, brakes, and most of the suspension components, and yet the GTS is is nearly two bills lighter and has a chassis that compromises less than the CRT. And the one published lap time of both cars by Autobild has the GTS coming in around a second and a half faster than the CRT on the same track.

Just sayin'
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