Team-BHP > The International Automotive Scene


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 28th February 2005, 23:24   #1
F50
Senior - BHPian
 
F50's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: Mumbai/USA
Posts: 1,708
Thanked: 99 Times
Default BMW Spy Pics

I found these on net .... im confused .... which series? ... 3 or 4?? BMW gurus please throw some light.






F50 is offline  
Old 28th February 2005, 23:25   #2
F50
Senior - BHPian
 
F50's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: Mumbai/USA
Posts: 1,708
Thanked: 99 Times
Default





F50 is offline  
Old 28th February 2005, 23:26   #3
F50
Senior - BHPian
 
F50's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: Mumbai/USA
Posts: 1,708
Thanked: 99 Times
Default





F50 is offline  
Old 28th February 2005, 23:48   #4
Senior - BHPian
 
Maverick5490's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Thane
Posts: 1,395
Thanked: 1,287 Times
Default

hey F50,
i really doubt its a Beemer.. if it is, it has to be the most well disguised prototype.. coz the line and body shape are like none of the previous versions.. the size is too big for a 3 series.. looks like a cross between the Z4 and the 5 series.. anyone else can take off the covers??
Maverick5490 is offline  
Old 1st March 2005, 01:17   #5
Senior - BHPian
 
Deeps's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2004
Location: Delhi/Noida
Posts: 1,109
Thanked: 107 Times
Default

I opened the 1st pic and wondered whether it really is a BMW. Looks more like an MG to me from the front. But the wing mirrors say otherwise. have no idea whatsoever on this machine.
Deeps is offline  
Old 1st March 2005, 09:53   #6
Team-BHP Support
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: Bangalore
Posts: 14,237
Thanked: 21,934 Times
Default

It is the 3 coupe on test
ajmat is offline  
Old 1st March 2005, 10:17   #7
Distinguished - BHPian
 
Sahil's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2004
Location: Bombay
Posts: 5,947
Thanked: 5,150 Times
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by ajmat
It is the 3 coupe on test

A 4 series is pretty unheard of by me and i think it will be a stupid decision even if they do launch a 4 series...Too many variants can often be a drawback.
Sahil is offline  
Old 1st March 2005, 10:31   #8
Team-BHP Support
 
Rtech's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: Bombay
Posts: 5,770
Thanked: 304 Times
Default

Bonnet profile is surely BMW. So is the greenhouse and that rise in the C pillar. As Ajmat said, it is probably the upcoming 3 series Coupe, though cunninly disguised to look like an MG from head on as Deep's said. However, those wing mirrors don't seem typical BMW?!?
Rtech is offline  
Old 1st March 2005, 14:56   #9
BHPian
 
turbo_v12's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Thane
Posts: 457
Thanked: Once
Default

It is the latest BMW M3 on test. It's good a V8 engine and produces something like 400 bhp. Not much else known about it...it probably's got a 4.5-5 litre engine and got amazing torque as well. Covered because it's till under test.
turbo_v12 is offline  
Old 1st March 2005, 17:25   #10
F50
Senior - BHPian
 
F50's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: Mumbai/USA
Posts: 1,708
Thanked: 99 Times
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by turbo_v12
It is the latest BMW M3 on test. It's good a V8 engine and produces something like 400 bhp. Not much else known about it...it probably's got a 4.5-5 litre engine and got amazing torque as well. Covered because it's till under test.

If this is the M3 then .... here it is...






F50 is offline  
Old 1st March 2005, 21:37   #11
BHPian
 
comfortablywacky's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Melbourne
Posts: 540
Thanked: 8 Times
Default

I don't think its the new M3 comparing the two pics the M3 has twin dual exhausts while the one on test has just dual exhausts only...
comfortablywacky is offline  
Old 1st March 2005, 21:52   #12
F50
Senior - BHPian
 
F50's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: Mumbai/USA
Posts: 1,708
Thanked: 99 Times
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by comfortablywacky
I don't think its the new M3 comparing the two pics the M3 has twin dual exhausts while the one on test has just dual exhausts only...

It also has 4 doors!! I donno where i read it or someone told me but the new M3 was suppose to be out as a coupe and sedan. Im not sure about this please correct me if im wrong.
F50 is offline  
Old 1st March 2005, 22:12   #13
BHPian
 
GrimReaper's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: Mumbai, India
Posts: 261
Thanked: 0 Times
Default

The M3 is indeed going to come out as a coupe and a sedan, but the pictures you've put up just show a 3-series coupe/cabriolet. It will probably be the succesor to the 330Ci. This is deciphered from the fact that its a 2-door, has two exhausts, and is DEFINITELY BMW by its body style, front lower bumper and its alloys.
GrimReaper is offline  
Reply

Most Viewed
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Copyright 2000 - 2021, Team-BHP.com
Proudly powered by E2E Networks