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      03-01-2012, 02:16 PM   #45
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25mpg?!

I call BS on that. No way on earth my M3 can see 20 MPG
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      03-01-2012, 02:25 PM   #46
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Wow Imola !!

I would choose this in a heart beat!
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      03-01-2012, 02:28 PM   #47
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I call BS on that. No way on earth my M3 can see 20 MPG
UK Gallon is about 25% bigger than a US gallon so 25mpg UK is roughly 20mpg US.

US rates the M3 as 19mpg highway so not that far off.
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      03-01-2012, 04:06 PM   #48
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HA, my Z gets on average 15 mpg
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      03-01-2012, 04:20 PM   #49
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UK Gallon is about 25% bigger than a US gallon so 25mpg UK is roughly 20mpg US.

US rates the M3 as 19mpg highway so not that far off.
Still... 20MPG is a big difference over the long haul. However, still find it hard to believe that the M3 could get 20MPG when most owners are posting in the low 'teens' on these threads...
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      03-01-2012, 04:25 PM   #50
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According to the on board computer mine has averaged over 20mpg over it's 8k mile life... I'm quite ashamed of that to be honest.
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      03-01-2012, 05:00 PM   #51
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Still... 20MPG is a big difference over the long haul. However, still find it hard to believe that the M3 could get 20MPG when most owners are posting in the low 'teens' on these threads...
The question is how heavy of a foot are these people driving with to see mileage in the low teens. Also, what ratio of city to highway driving are they doing? 20mpg should be obtainable on the highway.
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      03-01-2012, 05:15 PM   #52
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      03-01-2012, 06:53 PM   #54
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Gay... Prob a 20k premium on a "limited edition" model that gives you nothing.
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      03-01-2012, 07:15 PM   #55
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      03-01-2012, 08:47 PM   #56
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Gay... Prob a 20k premium on a "limited edition" model that gives you nothing.
"over £4,000 worth of additional equipment included for only £1,000 on top of the standard M3 Coupé and Convertible list price"

Maybe they'll do the same when special editions come over to North America.
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      03-01-2012, 09:23 PM   #57
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Sucks that the UK gets these and not us.
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      03-02-2012, 06:19 AM   #60
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      03-02-2012, 06:54 AM   #61
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We buy way more M3's in the states than the UK...what gives?



Probably because per capita we buy more M3s. Just a guess, but there are thousands of them on the road, it's not a rare sight to see an M3 from the E36 through to E9x (the E30 is still very rare, more reps than real...). I've had two and my brother in law has one. There's a few in my car park at work. This is all pulled out of my ass, though, and I live in the south east which is the most affluent area of the country so that skews it.
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Nice way to get rid of inventory for the F30 M3 by the "special" designation laser cut into the trim inlay on the dashboard lol!
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      03-02-2012, 01:00 PM   #64
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      03-03-2012, 03:08 AM   #65
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Would the US version be able to get brake regeneration without BMW having to get the M3
re-certified through the DOT once again? I heard the process is rather costly to the manufacturer (seven figures).

Is that why Europe gets these special editions and we don't?
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We buy way more M3's in the states than the UK...what gives?



Maybe that's exactly why BMWNA currently doesn't have any plans for limited/special editions for North America. Does any one have numbers comparing US sales vs. other regions of the M3? I could see these limited editions as a marketing scheme to get more sales or help familiarize other regions with the ///M brand.
The reason behind the US Market not getting these special editions is because of what it costs to bring the car to market. It is much cheaper to bring a special edition M to the UK or China or anywhere else than the US. It is extremely expensive to bring these cars to market in the US because of our crash and safety laws. For example, if you add any thicker leather to the seats, it needs to be crash tested.

BMW would have to crash so many of these special edition cars that it doesn't make sense to even bring it to the US market.
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