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Old 04-03-2007, 09:12 PM
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If you read the posts on M3post about E46 M3 when it was released back then, you will find same comments. It never changes.
Very true... I can't wait to see the comments when the new 7er comes out...

Those should be interesting...

Its amazing all of a sudden how dated the E46 looks like when its pitted directly against the E92...
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Well I owned an E46 M3 before I bought the 4.8, and I will honestly say I like the E92........only thing I would have liked to see are more pronounced/flared fenders similar to those on the outgoing model. Other than that, this looks like a pretty natural evolution of the M3.......and this thing will be a beast on the road with that V8!

I am hittin up the NY Auto Show next week........anyone know if there is any chance the concept will be there?
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Old 04-04-2007, 04:19 AM
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Has BMW decided that 4.5-4.8 is where the M's 0-60 pretty much stays? I ask because I would think a V8 with 90 more horsepower and more torque would do better then the exact same 4.8 to 60mph as the E46M3.
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Is it me or is the M3 front spoiler a little grotesque? The center intake looks out of harmony with the lines of the hood and the front grill.

One thing nice about M3's and most all Bimmers - if you don't like how it looks, you can mod the hell out of it. The aftermarket will be huge for the E90 M3 as it is it's predecessors.
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Old 04-04-2007, 10:50 AM
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It is also HUGELY expensive to mod a E46 M3, I remember by a "muffler" for mine cost like $1,400.00.....a muffler, not pipes..just a muffler.
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I wouldn't go that far, if I had my pick of a BMW it would be a Z8
with the "limited slip diff"
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Has BMW decided that 4.5-4.8 is where the M's 0-60 pretty much stays? I ask because I would think a V8 with 90 more horsepower and more torque would do better then the exact same 4.8 to 60mph as the E46M3.
If you don't already know, 0-60 times arent the best determinant of acceleration potential. There's gearing, traction, powerband characteristics, and power all factored into getting the time.

I bet the new M3 will be faster thru the quarter mile and also for 0-130mph!
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I'm waiting for them to stuff the new v8 into the MZ4 coupe or roadster.
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I really like it. Great looking M.
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Has BMW decided that 4.5-4.8 is where the M's 0-60 pretty much stays? I ask because I would think a V8 with 90 more horsepower and more torque would do better then the exact same 4.8 to 60mph as the E46M3.
Isn't it the top end where the new M cars pull away? Say 100 mph +?

I think I remember reading that the E60 M5 pulls like crazy at high speeds, and the E39 doesn't have a chance...
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