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    Next Generation BMW M3

    im surprised no one has post about this yet....so here ya go...if anyone have higher resolution pics, please share




    Next Generation BMW M3
    by Przemek Lis, Contributing Editor
    Photo credits: Hussein Al-attar
    edited 02-28-2005



    In 2006 BMW will kick it up a notch in the sports coupe market with the much anticipated next generation E90 M3. Both Coupe and Cabriolet models are planned with a new addition of a 4 door sedan not seen since the E36 platform.
    The initial idea considered was a 4 door M3 saloon and a 2 door M4 coupe. But recently BMW has changed their minds and keep the legendary M3 coupe alive. Internal pressure from the BMW board was too great to kill it off. Therefore, the M3 coupe, M3 saloon and an M3 cabriolet in addition to an M4 coupe and a M4 cabriolet will be developed. Did you get all that?

    The M3 coupe will feature a 6 Series like glasshouse with the possibility of a new distinct interior. The front will sport a new aggressive yet subtle bumper while the rear will display quad exhausts like the new M5. Power will come from a new lightweight V8 producing around 400hp and uses the latest dual-VANOS variable valve timing system. New engine building technology and lightweight materials mean the engine should amazingly weigh the same as the outgoing 3.2 liter in-line 6 cylinder from the current E46 M3 but with considerably more power.

    The new M3 is slated to arrive in early 2006 with a 2005 Frankfurt debut and the cabriolet will have a Geneva 2006 debut with sales beginning in summer 2006. The SMG transmission will come standard and a CSL version of the coupe with excess of 420hp is being planned as well.

    During early testing of the cabriolet version of the 4 series BMW experimented with both a normal canvas roof and a hard folding top but decided on the canvas due to weight savings and maintenance. The M4 Coupe and M4 Cabriolet will also feature the M3 V8 engine and should go on sale later. No further details are known. A concept for the regular 4 Series is slated for Frankfurt in September.

    http://www.germancarfans.com/spyphot...id/6050228.001

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    I would say "nice chops" to this
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    looks nice, and thats not a chop.

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    Looks real good, not so sure on the idea of a 4 door for the M3 though, who would buy the M5 then?
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    Quote Originally Posted by CoTTerik
    looks nice, and thats not a chop.
    Said who?
    Photo credits: Hussein Al-attar
    He is one of the best choppers around and if you look closely to the scond picture you can see his watermark in it.

    Read this:
    http://forums.germancarfans.com/zerothread?id=14192
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    ahh nut...thought it was real

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    hah kool
    u see his signature in the middle of the pictre
    nice chop hussein!

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    yes, the return of the M3 Saloon....

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    That is a chop...
    How about this one?
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    Same in green (or blue, just a point of view)

    There aren't any official pics of the new M3/M4 around, only a small hand full of spyshots.
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    I call... the first two are chops - well done, but still chops...
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    Nice looking, not too bad. Looks like that dude is at least having fun driving it. That is if its an actual picture.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rijoh
    That is a chop...
    How about this one?
    That doesn't look like a shop, great car!
    Last edited by Egg Nog; 03-01-2005 at 05:52 PM.
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    I dunno, it looks a bit wierd IMO
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    I'm sure that it will be an awesome car mechanically, but we can pretty much count on it looking like a cartoony pansymobile. Probably heavier too.

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