Crown

Board: Other Sports Cars Language: English Region: Worldwide Share/Save/Bookmark Close

Forum - Thread


    New M3

    414 bhp
    Coupe , Sedan , Touring and Coupe - Cabrio body styles
    Alluminium front end
    innovative chassis design
    SMG drivelogic 7 speed
    Manual gearbox 6 speed
    Carbon fibre roof ( Coupe only)
    Magnesium components
    Thermo plastic body parts.
    Lighter high performance CSL

    The next M3 as always will be the flagship of the 3er portfolio. And will be available as coupe, sedan and then a high performance touring version.
    The reintroduction of a sedan and the introduction of a Touring was chosen because we realise we are losing customers who want the practicality . The logical choice would be Alpina but many defect to other manufacturers.

    The next M3 will receive a high rev V8 evolved from the latest V10 - Basically two cylinders removed but no less spectacular.
    due to increasing competition ,power up to 414BHP The next CSL will head into 500 BHP territory.
    Specified , top speed could be unlimited up to 180 or 190mph. Six speed manual gearbox and optional Seven speed SMG. drivelogic.

    The next M3 is all about progress - We upgrade the current car (E46) to todays requirements , add tweak here, more developments , new materials and remove some weight from there.

    The Coupe is expected to follow the M6 with a carbon fibre roof however both a metal roof and carbon fibre have beeen tested to see which one emphasizes the cars capabilities. Carbon fibre won. As it will be positioned as the top M3 variant. More use of cabrbon fibre and composite plastic as seen with M6. Structure and chassis will benefit with use of alluminium for exceptional ride quality , rigidity and handling.

    The next M3 is known as the 100%er
    As a car especially a performance it can do no wrong - The appeal of the M3 will still be there but with the use of lightweight materials . This evolution will give a feel of nostalgia by mirroring past M3 achievements.

    In giving a strong character and a driving experience like no other car on the market. Audi may have 420BHP RS4 - but they have 4.2 engine and quattro technology = weight penallty.

    The next M3 will fully be seen in all body styles of the 3er E90 platform -
    think of it as an M3 for all types of users. Sedan for the family , Coupe for the enthusiast , cabrio for the sunseekers and Touring for the capacity. All to known coupe-cabrio as 4er - BMW have now changed their mind and will develop a new 4er car from the ground up - What shape this is to be in is not known as yet.

    From 2006-2007

    http://www.ewellsie.com/e90m3.jpg

    Re: New M3

    Up to 500hp CSL? Holy Schnikeys! Source?

    Re: New M3

    I fear that Bangle's hold on the styling dept may prove to be far stronger than the car's proposed performance.

    Greg A

    Re: New M3

    The Hawk, the pic u provided was an early artist rendering of what the m3 would look like (innacurate).

    Quote:
    teflon said:
    I fear that Bangle's hold on the styling dept may prove to be far stronger than the car's proposed performance.

    Greg A



    ur fears are true.

    it looks soooo cheap and ugly that no matter what the performanace of the car is, it will still overwhelmed by its ugliness.

    they release the official spy pics of the 4 door m3 while it was being tested at the ring. you can find them at http://www.worldcarfans.com/spyphotos.cfm/spyphotoid/6050228.001

    now i got a better reason to go for one of those japanese 4 door rally cars. (impreza,evo) then new impreza even looks better.http://www.worldcarfans.com/news.cfm/newsid/2050722.003

    Re: New M3

    Sorry, if it ends up looking anything close to the jpeg, it's gonna be just as ugly as the M6.
    It may be fast, but who wants to be fast in a butt-ugly thing like that?
    Bangleism sucks.

    Re: New M3

    It's not ugly anymore, but even worse... boring

    Re: New M3

    Quote:
    Zürich said:
    It's not ugly anymore, but even worse... boring



    You hit the nail on the head, and it's not just because of styling. There are purists who think that the e30 m3 was the only real one because it was the sharpest, a road going racer. The e36 was toned down a little, but honestly I think it was a better car because it was still very much a sports car, but was now much more usable. The new e90 one seems to be more of a mini M5, heavy like an S4, and just as boring. The knife has dulled. I think if you want a big car you should just buy a 5 series, unfortunately BMW enlarged the 3 for people who wanted more room and didn't want to pay more.

    Re: New M3

    Quote:
    Zürich said:
    It's not ugly anymore, but even worse... boring



    Exactly.

    Re: New M3

    i rather like the M5 and M6. the rear ends are a bit sloppy, but the rest is great in my opinon

    Re: New M3

    It's funny how they never mention the weight of this fast pig. LOL.

    Re: New M3

    that's cause it's still gonna be a heavy one... who cares for a fibre carbon piece here and there, when altogether the coupe will weigh almost 1.6 tons! come up with 1.3 tons to impress us BMW otherwise shut tfup! these marketing guys at BMW are ridiculous...

    Re: New M3

    Quote:
    come up with 1.3 tons to impress us BMW otherwise shut tfup! these marketing guys at BMW are ridiculous...


    There is the Z4M, but with your attitude towards BMW, I dont think their cars suit your needs.

    Re: New M3

    happen to have two of them, but didnt by them for their leightweight promises...

    Re: New M3

    I dont get it, internet boys still complain on the design. It's obvious everyone dont agree with you guys. BMW are selling more cars than they ever done before.Lucky for BMW, all people dont think like internet boys.

    Re: New M3

    just_me: agreed. i think people complain about bangle because everyone else does.

    Re: New M3

    Quote:
    Moogle said:
    just_me: agreed. i think people complain about bangle because everyone else does.



    Everyone?? Maybe you should get new friends . So you mean BMW sell more cars than ever cause they are ugly. Maybe you're right. What person with common sense by a Cayenne

    Re: New M3

    Quote:
    Just_me said:
    Quote:
    Moogle said:
    just_me: agreed. i think people complain about bangle because everyone else does.



    Everyone?? Maybe you should get new friends . So you mean BMW sell more cars than ever cause they are ugly. Maybe you're right. What person with common sense by a Cayenne



    Just so you know, Bangle designed the last 5 series, so I have nothing against him. I do however dislike the current BMW models very much. I just don't understand why they had to botch these cars like that.

    Re: New M3

    Quote:
    Crash said:
    Quote:
    Just_me said:
    Quote:
    Moogle said:
    just_me: agreed. i think people complain about bangle because everyone else does.



    Everyone?? Maybe you should get new friends . So you mean BMW sell more cars than ever cause they are ugly. Maybe you're right. What person with common sense by a Cayenne



    Just so you know, Bangle designed the last 5 series, so I have nothing against him. I do however dislike the current BMW models very much. I just don't understand why they had to botch these cars like that.



    I understand there are people who dont like the design but there are people that like the design as well. You win some and you lose some. Happens to a lot of carbrands.

    Re: New M3

    i love the 5 series, its so sinister lookin. Look at the m5 :>

    Re: New M3

    From the info Ive gathered on the new M its gonna be one heck of a nice car. Different strokes for different folks, I for one am looking forward to this purchase!

    Re: New M3

    Styling plays such a huge part in a car's appeal.
    I can't stand the styling direction that Bangle has taken BMW. The cars look like nothing else on the road, but that's not necessarily a good thing. Who knows, maybe 10 years down the road we'll all be looking at today's 5 series and say, "Wow! that car's looks were so ahead of its time." Oh God I hope not.
    I guess it doesn't matter that much though, because if BMW sales are higher than ever before, I'm sure they're doing just fine without me.

    Re: New M3

    the internet feedback that i've experienced is that everyone hates the new generation BMWs.

    thats probably because i only goto some porsche forums and one M3 dedicated forum.

    i'm sure there ARE lots of people out there that love the designs, there sure are quite a few on the roads.

     
    Edit

    Forum

    Board Subject Last post Rating Views Replies
    Porsche Sticky OFFICIAL: New 991.2 GT3 (2017) 9/18/18 2:01 PM
    throt
    378877 4940
    Porsche Sticky SUN'S LAST RUN TO WILSON, WY - 991 C2S CAB LIFE, END OF AN ERA 9/18/18 10:29 AM
    RCA
    313802 1929
    Porsche Sticky The moment I've been waiting for... 7/21/18 6:45 AM
    bluelines
     
     
     
     
     
    206931 1067
    Porsche Sticky 992 (Next 911 generation 2019/2020) 9/21/18 11:49 AM
    Ferdie
    190323 2207
    Porsche Sticky OFFICIAL: 911 GT2 RS (2017) 9/20/18 3:39 PM
    CGX car nut
    169412 2579
    Porsche Sticky OFFICIAL: 991.2 GT3 RS (2018) 9/21/18 10:45 AM
    throt
    100350 2138
    AMG Sticky Mercedes E63 S AMG (2018) - Short Review (updated on a regular basis) 9/21/18 9:11 AM
    RCA
    27394 300
    Porsche Sticky Child seats in a 991 6/18/18 8:51 PM
    Monkey
    11968 31
    Porsche Sticky Paint protection film 8/16/18 6:40 AM
    GnilM
    11442 85
    Porsche 918 latest news Thread Closed 11/6/17 10:43 AM
    RCA
    608256 5574
    Porsche 991 GT3 RS 1/9/18 1:43 PM
    Kimi
    509335 5816
    Porsche OFFICIAL: 991 Turbo and Turbo S 4/3/18 9:15 AM
    KresoF1
    481086 4254
    Porsche OFFICIAL: 911 R (2016) 9/13/18 10:12 AM
    RCA
    271862 2589
    Porsche Cayman GT4 9/20/18 4:20 AM
    Grant
    253348 2542
    Porsche OFFICIAL: New 991.2 Turbo and Turbo S 1/23/18 12:27 AM
    RCA
    189698 1074
    Ferrari 488 GTB/GTS 9/5/18 4:51 PM
    Grant
    181583 1613
    McLaren McLaren on a winning streak 9/7/18 4:38 PM
    TB993tt
    171095 3133
    Porsche Boxster Spyder (981) 8/31/18 10:25 AM
    WAY
    141460 757
    Others Audi R8 V10 Plus (2016 model) - Review (updated Feb 13th 2017) 9/21/18 8:15 AM
    RCA
    133944 2185
    Porsche OFFICIAL: New Panamera (2016) 1/6/18 10:41 PM
    Wonderbar
    126158 1284
    Ferrari Ferrari F12 Berlinetta / 599 GTO Successor 5/22/18 9:16 PM
    RCA
    110675 789
    Others VW caught cheating emissions tests 5/3/18 7:52 PM
    CGX car nut
    105671 871
    Porsche OFFICIAL: 718 Boxster (2016) 10/20/17 11:17 AM
    DaveGordon
    98554 732
    Porsche Porsche Mission E - the future of Porsche? 9/10/18 2:35 PM
    SciFrog
    72885 923
    Porsche Donor vehicle for Singer Vehicle Design 7/29/18 8:40 PM
    Boxster Coupe GTS
    64418 660
    Porsche UPDATES: 2018 Porsche Cayenne 2/6/18 2:13 PM
    RCA
    56462 423
    Lambo Huracán Performante in "6.52 something" at the Ring? 11/7/17 12:30 AM
    kingjr9000
    49609 852
    Porsche OFFICIAL: New 991.2 Carrera GTS models 11/29/17 12:27 PM
    DJM48
    45228 471
    Others Tesla Model X Thread Closed 2/23/18 3:41 PM
    RCA
    42417 1122
    AMG AMG GT R 1/26/18 7:19 AM
    GoHardGT3RS
    40627 597
    304 items found, displaying 1 to 30.