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    BMW M reveals lightweight M3 concept

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    Re: BMW M reveals lightweight M3 concept

    Isn't making a lightweight 4 door M3 kind of pointless? or would this be the "daily" version of the GTS?



    Re: BMW M reveals lightweight M3 concept

    Maybe there is a market for someone who wants a street/track car but can only afford 1 car AND he needs to drive kids to school. :p


    Re: BMW M reveals lightweight M3 concept

    BMW seems to love concepts.

    They actually lost my attention with the 6 series concept...  


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    Re: BMW M reveals lightweight M3 concept

    I like the idea of this car. We love our E90 M3 competition pack, and this car is an extension of it. If it is priced reasonably (say half way between a M3 competition and M5), I would consider it!

    Re: BMW M reveals lightweight M3 concept

    Let me take a guess: Since BMW M GmbH doesn't want to p.ss off their GTS customers, it will be a M3 sedan lightweight model with the GTS engine and some chassis/exhaust tweaks. Very innovative, indeed. 


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    Re: BMW M reveals lightweight M3 concept

    Would you say no to that if it is priced half way between M3 comp and M5 though?  It would make it a bargain GTS then! :)  Btw, if you are correct, then surely BMW is just taking a leaf out of our beloved Porsche's playbook.


    Re: BMW M reveals lightweight M3 concept

    RC:

    Let me take a guess: Since BMW M GmbH doesn't want to p.ss off their GTS customers, it will be a M3 sedan lightweight model with the GTS engine and some chassis/exhaust tweaks. Very innovative, indeed. 

    They have already confirmed it will get the regular M3's engine with a few tweaks.


    Re: BMW M reveals lightweight M3 concept

    Porker:

    They have already confirmed it will get the regular M3's engine with a few tweaks.

     

    Wouldn't this be the GTS engine? Smiley Smiley


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    Re: BMW M reveals lightweight M3 concept

    WAY:
    I like the idea of this car. We love our E90 M3 competition pack, and this car is an extension of it. If it is priced reasonably (say half way between a M3 competition and M5), I would consider it!

     Isn't it lovely? Smiley

    Actually My M3 is just half way between M3 Comp. pack and M3 GTS.

    With the Performance seats and full akrapovic exhaust I have saved 40 kg of the car.

    With the full exhaust and the coming tune; I'll get around 35-40 hp.

    These all cost me close to 9.000 Euro.

    The competition M3 will supposed to have lighter seats and some carbon body parts to save weight. If there will be an intake upgrade, I would love to get it. 


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    Re: BMW M reveals lightweight M3 concept

    AMS: Lightweight E90 M3 to Also Wear "GTS" Badge, with 440 HP


    Solid information on the lightweight E90 M3 sedan revealed at the recent special M event at Garching has been difficult to come by, but if Auto Motor Und Sport is to believed, this lightweight E90 M3 will also receive the "GTS" moniker, like the E92 M3 GTS coupe.

    AMS claims the power output will be 440hp, 10 less than the 450hp GTS coupe. This would be consistent with BMW's acknowledgement that the GTS sedan would have more power than the standard M3, but less than the GTS coupe. AMS also says that the M3 GTS sedan will utilize the 7-speed DCT transmission and feature a lightened interior with lightweight components in the center console and door panels, recaro seats, M3 steering wheel, and 6-point safety belts - similar to the GTS coupe interior.

    The GTS sedan also features 19" wheels wrapped in 255/35 front tires and 285/30 rear tires with larger rotors (than standard M3), a modified exhaust system, and sport suspension.

    No speculated weight figures yet, but BMW previously stated that its weight will come in between the standard M3 and the M3 GTS coupe.

    Finally, AMS states that the M3 GTS sedan will make its auto show debut at the 2011 Frankfurt IAA autoshow in September. However, it will make its world public debut at the M Festival at the Nurburgring in June.


    Re: BMW M reveals lightweight M3 concept

    RC:
    Porker:

    They have already confirmed it will get the regular M3's engine with a few tweaks.

     

    Wouldn't this be the GTS engine? Smiley Smiley

    Never dare to say that to GTS owners! Smiley


    Re: BMW M reveals lightweight M3 concept

    So it seems my guess was right...what a shame. If the price is right however, the M3 Sedan "GTS" could be a nice family mover. It just wouldn't feel right if they charge more than AMG charges for the C63.


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    Re: BMW M reveals lightweight M3 concept

    BMW another fail. Go get the AMG and be done with it.


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    indeed shifting is ancient technology - so is a fuel burning engine..  I happen to like both :) 


    Re: BMW M reveals lightweight M3 concept

    Atzporsche:

    BMW another fail. Go get the AMG and be done with it.

     

    It depends on the weight and price tag. For 50 kg less weight, 50k more? Huge fail.

    Let's wait and see how the final car is going to look.


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