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Old 18th April 2013, 23:36   #16
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My M3 checklist/analysis;

- Lighter than the current M3
- More Powerful than current M3
- So Faster than current M3
- More efficient than current M3
- coz will be short on 2 cyl as its an inline 6
- M carbo-ceramic brakes, oh yeah
- Tire upgrade to Michelin Pilot Super Sports
- Launch late 2013/Early 2014

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F80 M3 Spied again, this time with the roof camouflaged (CF Roof under test ?)

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^ Yes this is at the famous Las Vegas strip

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Old 17th July 2013, 22:44   #18
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M3 reveals more details in the latest spy shots;

Bumper design, Double slat kidney grilles with M3 badge

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New alloy wheel design, Carbon ceramic brakes

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Old 22nd July 2013, 23:12   #19
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M3 (F80) continues testing;

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And do check out this video, which IMO is the most aggressive testing video of the new M3 at the ring



^ Some drifting action too
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New alloy wheel design, Carbon ceramic brakes
Alloy wheel design reminds me of the ones on the 328i! Also, the rear alloy looks bigger than the one in front.
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Alloy wheel design reminds me of the ones on the 328i! Also, the rear alloy looks bigger than the one in front.
^ I shall take that as a compliment

In the meanwhile BMW have released a teaser for the M3 captioned as " BMW M is preparing something new ";

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^ I shall take that as a compliment

In the meanwhile BMW have released a teaser for the M3 captioned as " BMW M is preparing something new ";
I saw this video on the BMW channel. Wonder what is it. I would be glad if they bring back the M3 terminology, or maybe it is the 2015 F82 M4?
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I saw this video on the BMW channel. Wonder what is it. I would be glad if they bring back the M3 terminology, or maybe it is the 2015 F82 M4?
I think its the M4, i believe they have ceased productions on the M3
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I saw this video on the BMW channel. Wonder what is it. I would be glad if they bring back the M3 terminology, or maybe it is the 2015 F82 M4?
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I think its the M4, i believe they have ceased productions on the M3
Just to clear off the confusion here;

M3 = F80 = Sedan
M4 = F82 = Coupe

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Just to clear off the confusion here;

M3 = F80 = Sedan
M4 = F82 = Coupe

Thanks for the clarification, Didn't realize that the M3 sedan version was the 325(At least in the US) though it doesn't come with the M performance unless you opt in(correct me if i am wrong) hence i always considered the M3 just as a Coupe,

Though i thought that they were moving the whole 3 series Line onto the 4 series? I must have read wrong :(

Also i still think that the video you posted was for the Pre-Launch of the M4 F82

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F80 M3 & the F82 M4 both will have the same engine i.e. a turbo I6 435 HP and over 500 Nm of torque at its disposal and will weigh less than 1,500 kg (less than 1 series weight which is 1600 kg)

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Didn't realize that the M3 sedan version was the 325(At least in the US) though it doesn't come with the M performance unless you opt in(correct me if i am wrong)
Nope this is not correct. The 325 in the US is not the M3.

The M3 has always been a 3-series base with several changes, the most noticeable of which is of course the engine (which isn't offered on the standard 3-series).

Adding a //M performance kit to a regular 3-series does not make it an M3. It might just make it look (or sometimes behave) more like one.

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Thanks for the clarification, Didn't realize that the M3 sedan version was the 325(At least in the US) though it doesn't come with the M performance unless you opt in(correct me if i am wrong) hence i always considered the M3 just as a Coupe,
What do you mean by "M3 sedan version was the 325"? Didn't get that.

The 2014 model hasn't been released yet in either (sedan or coupe) form.
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Nope this is not correct. The 325 in the US is not the M3.
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What do you mean by "M3 sedan version was the 325"? Didn't get that.

The 2014 model hasn't been released yet in either (sedan or coupe) form.
I Apologize, i didn't realize that the F80(Sedan) was an upcoming car and i thought we already had an M3 sedan (but in a different model in the US).

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Default 2014 BMW M3 Sedan & M4 Coupe technical details revealed

BMW came out today with the much awaited technical details on the two cars that share the same platform, mechanical hardware and many other components sans their body.

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  • 3.0-liter twin-turbocharged inline six producing "approximately" 424hp (430PS) and 500Nm (369 lb-ft)
  • Smallest engine to be used on an M3 since the first generation's (E30) 2.3-liter naturally aspirated inline-four
  • first turbocharged ever
  • up to 7,500 rpm
  • emissions are already EU6-compliant.
  • six-speed manual as standard
  • seven-speed M Double Clutch Transmission as optional
  • carbon-fiber reinforced plastic (CFRP) roof
  • The new M3 Sedan and M4 Coupe are scheduled for an introduction next year.
  • aluminum suspension
  • electric power steering with three settings (COMFORT, SPORT and SPORT+ modes)
  • optional Adaptive M suspension
  • carbon ceramic brakes
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Scoop: 2014 BMW M3-2015bmwm3m4312.jpg

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Our scoop of the 2014 M3: http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/intern...14-bmw-m3.html (Scoop: 2014 BMW M3)
M3 to M4 thread: http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/intern...lo-new-m4.html (The BMW M3 Coupe is dead. Say hello to the new M4!)
Source: http://www.carscoops.com/2013/09/bmw...an-and-m4.html

Mods, please merge this thread to either of the existing threads, if required.

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