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Old 6th April 2007, 13:46   #31
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Body



M3 Coupé
No of doors/seats

2/4
Length/width/height (unladen)
mm
4,615/1,817/1,418
Wheelbase
mm
2,761
Track, front/rear
mm
1,538/1,539
Turning circle
m
11.7
Fuel tank
approx ltr
63
Cooling system incl heater
ltr
11.4
Engine oil


ltr
8.8
Transmission fluid
ltr
2.1
Final drive fluid
ltr
1.2
Weight, unladen, to EU1
kg
1,655


Max load to DIN
kg
500


Max permissible weight to DIN
kg
2,080
Max axle load, front/rear
kg
1,020/1,120
Max trailer load2



braked (12%)/unbraked


kg

Max roofload/trailer download
kg
75/–
Luggage compartment to DIN
ltr
400
Air drag
Cd x A
0.684
Engine




Config/No of cyls/valves



V/8/4
Engine management

MS S60
Capacity
cc
3,999
Bore/stroke
mm
92.0/75.2
Compression ratio


: 1
12.0 : 1
Fuel grade
RON
98 (95)
Max output
kW/hp
309/420
at
rpm
8,300
Max torque
Nm/lb-ft
400/295
at
rpm
3,900
Electrical System




Battery/installation
Ah/–
70/luggage compartment
Alternator
A/W
180/2,520
Chassis and Suspension




Suspension, front

Aluminium two-joint spring strut axle with tiebar;




small, positive compensation of transverse forces; reduction of brake dive
Suspension, rear


Five-arm axle with anti-squat and anti-dive
Brakes, front

Single-piston swing-calliper compound disc brakes
Diameter
mm
360 x 30, vented and cross-drilled
Brakes, rear

Single-piston swing-calliper compound disc brakes
Diameter
mm
350 x 24, vented and cross-drilled
Driving stability systems

ABS, ASC, CBC, DSC; variable M differential lock
Steering



Rack-and-pinion steering with hydraulic assistance and Servotronic
Steering ratio, overall
: 1
12.5
Type of transmission


SG 6
Gear ratios I

: 1
4.055
II
: 1
2.369
III
: 1
1.582
IV
: 1
1.192
V
: 1
1.000
VI
: 1
0.872
VII
: 1

R
: 1
3.678
Final drive ratio
: 1
3.846
Tyres, front/rear

Rims, front/rear

Performance


Power-to-weight ratio to DIN
kg/kW
Output per litre
kW/hp
Acceleration 0–100 km/h
sec
standing-start km
sec
In 4th gear 80–120 km/h
sec
Top speed
km/h
Fuel Consumption in EU Cycle


Urban
ltr/100 km
Extra-urban
ltr/100 km
Composite
ltr/100 km
CO2
g/km
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Old 6th April 2007, 15:12   #32
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Man that looks HOT!!!!! Wish I could buy one *sigh*

And Aniguchi - You can always buy one & put 22" Chrome Spinners on it Please note I said you could!!
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Should be a very interesting car!! when will the RHD be launched any idea?
just that, only a 2 door option
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Old 6th April 2007, 16:01   #34
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when will the RHD be launched any idea?
I think mid-2007 or so.
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just that, only a 2 door option
No, rumour has it that it'll have a convertible version as usual but also a 4-door version ala the E36!
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Old 6th April 2007, 16:17   #35
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tahts hot man ,thats really hot.
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Man that looks HOT!!!!! Wish I could buy one *sigh*

And Aniguchi - You can always buy one & put 22" Chrome Spinners on it Please note I said you could!!
Dear dude, never! I'm not a fan of this new-age fashionista bling. In the picture, they appear to be no bigger than 18". I'm a huge fan of M3s, and for the e46, it was a known fact that the 18 inchers provided a lot more edge and grip than the larger, but more visually appealing, 19" M-alloys.

With the flame-surfacing Bangle designs, the large wheel arches beg for large alloys. It is therefore no shock that the current lineup of M's, the M5 and M6, feature 19 inchers as stock. I agree that the M3 will be smaller, but if they can replicate the e46's drivability in 19" on the e90...I will be a happy man (not that I can buy one anyway :()
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its nice, but no comparison to the E46 in s3x appeal...I will take the RS5 when it comes out later this year over this..

but more than either of the 2 for the same money i would take the upcoming Nissan GTR.

I was dying to see how the new M3 will turn out, oh well..
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I think its fabulous. Its the least dissappointing at first glance when compared to all BMWs that have been launched post Bangle. I agree I didnt go gah gah or get goose bumps like when I saw the E46 M3 for the 1st time. But I got a chance to see the 335ci in person and I must say the E92 with the right wheels really is a good design and really grows on you. In that regard this M3 is going to look outright knee-weakening in person. Keep seeing it often and it will drive us crazy. And the 4 Door E90 M3 is rumored to have the E92 coupe front end. Its got an awesome rear so I think the M3's are gonna rock everybody's boat. The wheels will get bigger. The first E46 pics were with 18s as well. but I dont really like this pattern either. Lets wait for the new pics. What do you guys think of those mirrors. Kinda cool I think
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I think mid-2007 or so.
Correction to earlier post, the RHD M3's are expected around early-2008.
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there are pictures that M3 will come in sedan too , convertible as well.
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I like it, think it will be better in person. Can't wait till I get mine!
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