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    Spy Shot Video: BMW M3

    The BMW test drivers sure aren't as nice as the Audi guys

    But the car sure sounds nice though, and I can hereby confirm that it will be available with a manual gearbox.
    (Listen as he takes off at 1:15)

    http://www.autoexpress.co.uk/autoexpresstv/spyshotvideos/202466/bmw_m3.html

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    And here are some pics of it with the production wheels, courtesy of Jason at m3post.

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    Nice sound system!

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    I still don't understand how they can completely redesign the rear lights when the other half of the 3 series range has different lights?

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    I'm still hoping it wont be this ugly

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    Mike S said:
    I still don't understand how they can completely redesign the rear lights when the other half of the 3 series range has different lights?



    I think they might be trying to differenciate(?) the 3-coupe more from the 3-series range. Kinda,like CLK and C-Class.



    I'll definately be looking into this car in the future

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    Temm, I do not know why but, I am somehow very cold about it? BMW will for sure sell tons of it and it will be fine sport coupe but...
    It is not real sportscar and it act like it is. I owned M3 e46 and it was a really good car.
    For people that do not want to spend their money(or simply do not have enough of it!) this new M3 will be a ticket to sportscar company.
    We will see. Competition is not sleeping either...

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    KresoF1 said:
    Temm, I do not know why but, I am somehow very cold about it? BMW will for sure sell tons of it and it will be fine sport coupe but...
    It is not real sportscar and it act like it is. I owned M3 e46 and it was a really good car.
    For people that do not want to spend their money(or simply do not have enough of it!) this new M3 will be a ticket to sportscar company.
    We will see. Competition is not sleeping either...



    Kreso is absolutely right. The new M3 will be a hell of a car for the money, as all its predecessors before and BMW is still the leading company regarding engines.
    Just imagine: GT3 power for the price of a Boxster S.

    I really hope BMW gets their design right (at least some time ).

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    Thanks temm .

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    Quote:
    KresoF1 said:
    Temm, I do not know why but, I am somehow very cold about it? BMW will for sure sell tons of it and it will be fine sport coupe but...
    It is not real sportscar and it act like it is. I owned M3 e46 and it was a really good car.
    For people that do not want to spend their money(or simply do not have enough of it!) this new M3 will be a ticket to sportscar company.
    We will see. Competition is not sleeping either...



    Or for people (with two small children) who need a proper backseat

    I have only driven the E46 M3 a couple of times, in winter, so I can't really comment on it, but I was quite impressed by those short runs (powersliding in snow is fun)

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    I like E46 M3 because it can be completly normal / daily car with low running costs, and on other side can be fast sports car.

    We will se how good will be new M3, but Im sure it will be impressive car.

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    temm said:


    Or for people (with two small children) who need a proper backseat





    Precisely , well worth a look imo . They reckon it'll kick the RS4's butt , we will see..

    throt...

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    throt said:
    Quote:
    temm said:


    Or for people (with two small children) who need a proper backseat





    Precisely , well worth a look imo . They reckon it'll kick the RS4's butt , we will see..

    throt...



    In the straight line, at least. The S4 acknowledges the fact, that it's a sport sedan, while the M3 pretends to be a sports car.

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    Andrej, you mean RS4, not S4...
    New M3 will not kick RS4 ass, for sure not in the 1. production year. Why? Simply RS4 is available with quattro Gmbh delimiter(280km/h) and BMW will offer M3 with normal 250km/h limiter first. Same scenario was with M5/M6 which is available with so called M-drive package(305km/h and drive training) as is Z4M Coupe(only 275km/h, NOT available for Z4M Roadster-bad aerodynamics!). So, since new M3 although very powerfull will not be able(my guess) to reach 305km/h, BMW may offer 285km/h(!!) delimiter for new M3.
    BTW, price for driving politically incorrect Audi or BMW is around 2500Euro(full warranty included)...

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    Yes, I meant the RS4, bad typo . I wonder if Audi won't decide to up the power a bit in secret for the RS4, in order to make it more competitive to the M3.

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    Well- that confirmed it for me-- the M3 does have a V8. Only a V8 sounds like that.

    It sounds like the older M5 engine--- WHICH IS JUST FINE... b/c this M3 will be my next car. Thanks for the video and pics.

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    Plus, the M3 doesn't pretend to be a sports car-it's a sports coupe... everyone knows that. It races against other sports coupes in Le Mans races, ect.

    It doesn't pretend to be a porsche beater-- you don't see ads with bmw going up against corvette or porsche... you see them make fun of their competition--- which is mercedes and audi.

    To say that the CLK is a sports car or the RS4 is a sports car would be a mistake- they aren't. They are sports coupes for people that COULD buy a porsche if they wanted to spend a couple extra k... could own a corvette---BUT simply don't want that type of car.

    An M3 doesn't bring anyone the looks that a porsche would. It doesn't drive as well as a porsche does. It certainly doesn't sound as nice as a porsche sounds. However, if you want spend a few k less, have a car that has a decent amount of power, is fast, drives better than most cars in its bracket... looks better (matter of opinion) and has a DECENT sized trunk a space for four people if you should need to bring them--- the M3, RS4, CLK55/63 are the cars that you want.

    They are all fast as hell--- may not be the best handling (the RS4 is actually quite good... we all know the M3 will be). And they are attractive when it comes to saloons and coupe luxury cars.

    Plus they differentiate themselves from the pack of 3 series', CLK's, and A4's that roam the earth.

     
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