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Old 07-11-2006, 01:28 PM
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Old 07-11-2006, 01:38 PM
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Old 07-11-2006, 02:33 PM
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Looks like the pictures are from PCH @ Corona Del Mar/Newport Beach, CA area.....Hmmm...looks interesting.....Still not used to the 3-series coupe taillights.

1st pic looks like MacArthur Ave., 2nd pic maybe on Avacado....right by Bristol Farms/Tommy Bahama/Newport Beach Public Library, 3rd/4th pics looks like PCH @ Corona Del Mar area.....Love the fake rear diffuser/bumper....

Look at the gas prices @ Newport area
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Old 07-11-2006, 04:01 PM
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I don't like the look from the front very much and the back does not seem very aggressive IMO. I'm keeping my E46 M3 for a long time. The E90 will probably have a great V8 motor.
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Old 07-11-2006, 07:33 PM
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Anyone know what the displacement is going to be of the engine in the new M3? A version of the existing 4.8? I'd be very pleasantly surprised to see the engine that was used in the last M3 GTR (and don't see why they wouldn't). Flat-plane crankshaft...mmm.
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Old 07-11-2006, 08:30 PM
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I like the next generation M3 better and better.

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1st pic looks like MacArthur Ave., 2nd pic maybe on Avacado....right by Bristol Farms/Tommy Bahama/Newport Beach Public Library, 3rd/4th pics looks like PCH @ Corona Del Mar area.....Love the fake rear diffuser/bumper....

Look at the gas prices @ Newport area
You're right about the location. Notice the MacArthur sign in the 3rd pic.

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Anyone know what the displacement is going to be of the engine in the new M3? A version of the existing 4.8? I'd be very pleasantly surprised to see the engine that was used in the last M3 GTR (and don't see why they wouldn't). Flat-plane crankshaft...mmm.
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  • Lighter high performance CSL, CSL will head into 500 BHP territory, but M3 will be more hardcore as will the forthcoming M6 CSL
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Looks like the pictures are from PCH @ Corona Del Mar/Newport Beach, CA area.....Hmmm...looks interesting.....Still not used to the 3-series coupe taillights.

1st pic looks like MacArthur Ave., 2nd pic maybe on Avacado....right by Bristol Farms/Tommy Bahama/Newport Beach Public Library, 3rd/4th pics looks like PCH @ Corona Del Mar area.....Love the fake rear diffuser/bumper....

Look at the gas prices @ Newport area

Good call on the location. You are exactly right!

Oh, and nice car too.
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The plot thickens.... The front has a bit of E60 M5 and the rear has some updated E65.

Who thinks Jimmy or one of his richie rich homies was taking those pics from a Fly Yellow Ferrari 360?
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Old 07-11-2006, 09:21 PM
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[quote=LeMansX5]Here you go on the details
  • New M-power V8, 414 bhp
  • Mdrive,
  • Coupe , Sedan , Touring and Coupe - Cabrio body styles
  • Alluminium front end and hood
  • innovative chassis design
  • SMG drivelogic 7 speed
  • Manual gearbox 6 speed
  • Carbon fibre roof ( Coupe only)
  • Magnesium components in engine and gearbox
  • Thermo plastic body parts and trunk-lid
  • Lighter high performance CSL, CSL will head into 500 BHP territory, but M3 will be more hardcore as will the forthcoming M6 CSL
  • light weight construction,
  • top speed could be unlimited up to 180 or 190mph. Six speed manual gearbox and optional Seven speed SMG. drivelogic
  • Launch control
  • Alluminium suspension for perfect weight and Enhanced agility
  • M trademark exterior styling
  • Carbon fibre front and rear bumper supports
  • lightweight rear windscreen
  • M HUD
  • Redline is around 8250 RPM
Touring?! There's going to be an M3 Wagon or Hatch?

btw, in refrence to my previous post flat-plane crank layout is what ferrari uses for all it's V8s. It's bascially like having two 4cyl engines on one crank. Hence, looking at each bank separetely cyls 1 and 4 will always have the same position just like a normal 4 cyl. Cross-plane (98% of all v8s out there) design isn't symetrical in the same way as a flatplane design so there is end-end vibration. Large counter-weights are used to tackle this, but make the engine far less responsive. The disadvantage with flatplane is that you have the inherent second-order vibration of four-cyl engines and thus need balance-shafts which take up space and are more expensive.

So, if you ever why a Ferrari sounds so damn good, it isn't the exhaust (well, it's part of it), it's because firing orderis VERY different from other vehicles, including BMW. The M3 GTR V8 is flat-plane, and I would def like to see it make it's way to the next M3. It put out 444hp. Race technology usually trickles down, so let's hope for the best...at least a detuned version.

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