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      10-19-2007, 11:58 AM   #1
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Arrow BMW Confirms: US M3 coupe production December 2007. Both coupe + sedan debut spring.

A fellow member has been kind enough to share this info with us.

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- M3 coupe will start production in 2007
- M3 sedan production date will be released at a later date
- retail launch of both coupe and sedan is planned for Spring 2008
- iDrive not standard
- moonroof not standard
- Order entry function and vehicle spec sheets will be available on DCSnet this week


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      10-19-2007, 12:07 PM   #2
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- yay for sound system
- "Technology Package" -- TAKE THAT PURISTS

- Order entry coming soon -- will we get priority one options?

I look forward to additional tidbits.
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      10-19-2007, 12:08 PM   #3
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I love confirmation!!!!!!!!!! It's also good to hear that the moonroof will be optional...........because I don't like moonroofs.

....and yayyyyyyyyyy for speed cloth/leather!

Love the extended leather option too.
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      10-19-2007, 12:09 PM   #4
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No info on the transmission, which likely means that the 6 speed is the only choice at launch. Too bad for me because I will definitely wait for DSG or SMG.

Edit: "Order entry function and vehicle spec sheets will be available on DCSnet this week." No price yet. I can't see speccing a car without knowing how much each everything will cost.
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      10-19-2007, 12:12 PM   #5
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Thats great news. Should be here by spring.

Now, its clear that iDrive and Mdrive aren't standard like the M5.
Looks like its going to be way off expectations when considering its price.
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      10-19-2007, 12:16 PM   #6
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Looks like its going to be way off expectations when considering its price.
With that being said, what do you think the base price will be? I'm still thinking that it will be around $55-56k.
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      10-19-2007, 12:47 PM   #7
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My dealer just mentioned this a couple of days ago. This is good news. Now, let's get the pricing!

So, I'm assuming that the Tech. Pack and/or Nav. is a must have.
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      10-19-2007, 12:49 PM   #8
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My dealer just mentioned this a couple of days ago. This is good news. Now, let's get the pricing!

So, I'm assuming that the Tech. Pack and/or Nav. is a must have.
Yep! I won't be ordering the Tech Pkg, but I will be ordering NAV!
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      10-19-2007, 01:09 PM   #9
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This is good news for the purists - you can order a new M3 minus all of the techno-BS if you so desire. No double cowl dash.

Now all I need is a decent shade of bright red at additional cost. Actually, Melbourne looks ok in some lighting. I'll have to see it up close.
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      10-19-2007, 01:26 PM   #10
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Finally something meaty for the US market. The Tech package has just about everything included in it.
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      10-19-2007, 01:31 PM   #11
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"Order entry function and vehicle spec sheets will be available on DCSnet this week."
Can't wait! No pricing, no, but at least we will know what's standard and what is not. Sounds like it will be almost identical to 335i standard equiment.

I will likely spec it just like the wife's car: only CA, Bluetooth, and Metalic paint. No ZSP on the M of course, I but will add 19's unless I decide to go aftermarket. And add 6FL too, which was not available at the time we ordered her car.
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      10-19-2007, 01:38 PM   #12
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Can't wait! No pricing, no, but at least we will know what's standard and what is not. Sounds like it will be almost identical to 335i standard equiment.

I will likely spec it just like the wife's car: only CA, Bluetooth, and Metalic paint. No ZSP on the M of course, I but will add 19's unless I decide to go aftermarket. And add 6FL too, which was not available at the time we ordered her car.
Hmmm....

I think I will only order NAV, rear/side sunshades, and possibly 19" upgrades. My E92/E90 ///M will definitely be devoid of a sunroof just as both of my E46 ///M's were.
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      10-19-2007, 01:57 PM   #13
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- yay for sound system
- "Technology Package" -- TAKE THAT PURISTS

- Order entry coming soon -- will we get priority one options?

I look forward to additional tidbits.
Ya mate, I'll take it right to the bank sittin on speed cloth. You can take your weight bearing, overpriced, fluff package with it's hocus pocus I drive to the stealership for debugging. Keep on hitting that option box with your wallet so BMW has the capital to keep building technologically impaired whales.
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      10-19-2007, 02:12 PM   #14
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Ya mate, I'll take it right to the bank sittin on speed cloth. You can take your weight bearing, overpriced, fluff package with it's hocus pocus I drive to the stealership for debugging. Keep on hitting that option box with your wallet so BMW has the capital to keep building technologically impaired whales.
Comedy!

....but oddly enough, I agree.
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Ya mate, I'll take it right to the bank sittin on speed cloth. You can take your weight bearing, overpriced, fluff package with it's hocus pocus I drive to the stealership for debugging. Keep on hitting that option box with your wallet so BMW has the capital to keep building technologically impaired whales.
How many HP does the cloth add?
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Ya mate, I'll take it right to the bank sittin on speed cloth. You can take your weight bearing, overpriced, fluff package with it's hocus pocus I drive to the stealership for debugging. Keep on hitting that option box with your wallet so BMW has the capital to keep building technologically impaired whales.
Awesome!
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So, am I correct to assume that with the Tech. Package, but without Nav., I can get all the goodies, without the double hump?
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      10-19-2007, 02:43 PM   #18
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i wonder what the pricing will be...
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      10-19-2007, 02:54 PM   #20
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So, am I correct to assume that with the Tech. Package, but without Nav., I can get all the goodies, without the double hump?
I belive the Tech Package includes IDrive which will add the screen and thus the double hump.
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So, am I correct to assume that with the Tech. Package, but without Nav., I can get all the goodies, without the double hump?
No! The Tech Package requires IDrive, so you will get the double cowl.


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How many HP does the cloth add?
That wasn't the point of his post.
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No! The Tech Package requires IDrive, so you will get the double cowl.




That wasn't the point of his post.
I guess I'll have the double cowl then. I don't really care about Nav., but I do want the upgraded stereo and would think M-Drive would be desirable? (Does M-Drive enable a suspension selection?)
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