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      04-18-2007, 10:57 AM   #1
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BMW SA BMW M3 Press Release

From another forum, good read though.

http://www.m3forum.net/m3forum/showthread.php?t=157186
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      04-18-2007, 12:15 PM   #2
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Thanks for posting. The fuel consumption looks good but I think the curb weight is a bit high?

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According to this document the M3 uses 12.4 L/100km vs the Carrera which is rated at 11L/100 km, which is about 11% less than the M3. The Carrera's US mileage is rated at 18/26, so if you decrease this by 11% the M3's US figures should be 16/23.

Not great but not horrible for 420 HP.
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According to this document the M3 uses 12.4 L/100km vs the Carrera which is rated at 11L/100 km, which is about 11% less than the M3. The Carrera's US mileage is rated at 18/26, so if you decrease this by 11% the M3's US figures should be 16/23.

Not great but not horrible for 420 HP.
How is the Carrera less fuel efficient than the M3 in SA but more fuel efficient in the US?? I think you converted in the wrong direction. The M3's US figures should be 20/29 according to your method. Am I wrong?
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According to this document the M3 uses 12.4 L/100km vs the Carrera which is rated at 11L/100 km, which is about 11% less than the M3. The Carrera's US mileage is rated at 18/26, so if you decrease this by 11% the M3's US figures should be 16/23.

Not great but not horrible for 420 HP.
Incorrect. You cannot accurately estimate that way. Two totally different engines.
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