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      07-13-2007, 12:56 PM   #1
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Thumbs up Car & Driver Review - 0 to 60 in 4.4s

http://www.caranddriver.com/previews...m3.html?al=124

"Dropping the hammer from a standstill, we blasted to 60 mph in 4.4 seconds, 0.4 second quicker than the previous car, with the quarter-mile dispatched in 12.9 seconds at 111 mph, an even larger, 0.7-second gain. The surface wasn’t ideal, however, and we expect even better numbers once we get one to our usual test track. Even so, that’s already enough to outrun the $69,785 Audi RS 4."

"With V-8 competitors like the upcoming 451-hp Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG and 400-plus-hp Lexus IS-F, and the 420-hp Audi RS 4, we’re leading up to one heck of a showdown—one that, based on our drive, the M3 has a very strong chance of winning."

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      07-13-2007, 01:06 PM   #2
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Solid review. 4.4 is excellent, DCT will take it down even further. Also, .94g on the skidpad, nothing to poop on there. Lots to love, except for on center steering, like the other reviews. You'd think this could be remedied quite quickly by BMW if they so chose.
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      07-13-2007, 01:19 PM   #3
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Great news to hear. Thanks for sharing the Article too.

Hopefully these excellent times wont affect the price too much lol.
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      07-13-2007, 01:31 PM   #4
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not bad. M3 *might* have lost its lead. nonetheless it's still THE M3
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      07-13-2007, 01:39 PM   #5
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I say the only negative thing the review said was the price, around 62K...thats pretty much what motortrend said (63K) I hope these guys are wrong about this.
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      07-13-2007, 01:43 PM   #6
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No mention of the "S"-word...
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      07-13-2007, 01:49 PM   #7
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See, I told you MSRP will be close to 65K USD BEFORE ANY OPTIONS!!
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      07-13-2007, 02:28 PM   #8
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See, I told you MSRP will be close to 65K USD BEFORE ANY OPTIONS!!

Aww didums...

Its gonna be $101,000 (USD) here in the UK before toys!

Think how us guys feel

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      07-13-2007, 02:33 PM   #9
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Do you want a cookie?
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      07-13-2007, 02:57 PM   #10
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See, I told you MSRP will be close to 65K USD BEFORE ANY OPTIONS!!
Stop whining, that's the price of a 325i over here...
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      07-13-2007, 03:02 PM   #11
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Stop whining, that's the price of a 325i over here...
ouch, do they kick you in the nuts when they hand you the keys too?
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      07-13-2007, 03:13 PM   #12
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ouch, do they kick you in the nuts when they hand you the keys too?
I hope they try to - my dealer persuaded me to add "M Gonad Protektor" to my order for £500. The joke will be on them
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      07-13-2007, 03:16 PM   #13
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I hope they try to - my dealer persuaded me to add "M Gonad Protektor" to my order for £500. The joke will be on them
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      07-13-2007, 03:22 PM   #14
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      07-13-2007, 03:24 PM   #15
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No mention of the "S"-word...
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      07-13-2007, 03:33 PM   #16
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I hope they try to - my dealer persuaded me to add "M Gonad Protektor" to my order for £500. The joke will be on them
watch out, I hear the new "M G-Pro" has gone soft.
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      07-13-2007, 04:08 PM   #17
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I hope they try to - my dealer persuaded me to add "M Gonad Protektor" to my order for £500. The joke will be on them
That is the funniest thing I have read on this board.
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      07-13-2007, 04:30 PM   #18
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ouch, do they kick you in the nuts when they hand you the keys too?
HAHAHAHA...Your funny dude!!

Can't wait to have this baby in my garage...

Forget all that soft steering crap...like if I were to be a professional driver...it sound like the beast is back!! Yeah you heard me all you haters...It's Back!! Viva BMW and all there team....S..T!! At 60k+...gonna have to save pretty hard..
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That is the funniest thing I have read on this board.
Nice!!
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      07-13-2007, 04:37 PM   #20
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I wonder how much the gas tax would be? This doesn't sound good.
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      07-13-2007, 04:55 PM   #21
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"But the biggest problem with the new M3 is likely the price, which is expected to climb to about $62,000 when it goes on sale next spring. That’s some $7000 more than the outgoing model..."

They got me all confused here. The 2006 base M3 sold for $48900. What are they talking about exactly? With comparable options or something?
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      07-13-2007, 04:55 PM   #22
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I wonder how much the gas tax would be? This doesn't sound good.
Gas Guzzler Tax is gay. They penalize you with a tax for buying a car that uses more gas, and then you get to purchase more gas than others & pay more gas tax as you pump it....BRILLIANT.

I hope it gets at least 16.5 MPG, because that gas guzzler tax starts getting really annoying:

GAS GUZZLER TAX
Unadjusted MPG (combined)* Tax
at least 22.5 No tax
at least 21.5, but less than 22.5 $1000
at least 20.5, but less than 21.5 $1300
at least 19.5, but less than 20.5 $1700
at least 18.5, but less than 19.5 $2100
at least 17.5, but less than 18.5 $2600
at least 16.5, but less than 17.5 $3000
at least 15.5, but less than 16.5 $3700
at least 14.5, but less than 15.5 $4500
at least 13.5, but less than 14.5 $5400
at least 12.5, but less than 13.5 $6400
less than 12.5 $7700
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