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BMW M3, Coupe, Convertible
#1 of 204 2008 BMW M3
Dec 03, 2004 (8:01 am)
Is 2008 really the estimate for the next M3 to come out? That's what Motortrend has listed anyways. Engine-wise they hint at a V8 this time, producing around 400hp.
I can't see BMW using a V8 in this car personally. Motortrend reasoning was a V8 version of the new V10 going in the M5.
Either way, I'd expect prices to soar farther up?
#2 of 204 When can we expect a M3x
Dec 18, 2004 (2:16 pm)
With the Acura RL, Audi S4, Volvo S60R, and other all wheel drive performance sedans I certainly hope BMW has a M3 sedan with AWD lurking on a design board somewhere. Come on guys lets have something to compete with them!
Dec 19, 2004 (6:10 pm)
The M3 is a coupe currently. I've heard rumors it'll be changing to a sedan and a even higher performance M4 coupe will supercede it. Who the heck knows!
#4 of 204 Lots of people think....
Dec 20, 2004 (12:47 pm)
a V8 is a must in the next Gen M3, given the V8 competition (S4, IS400). As for awd, many think it a neccessity to get all those horses hooked up.
I don't neccessarily agree but that's where the marketing side comes in. Speaking of marketing, there's no way BMW can wait til '08 for the next M3/4 while Audi cleans up w the S4 and Lexus introduces the IS400 (or is it a 430?).
#5 of 204 Why not keep the V6?
Dec 23, 2004 (1:16 pm)
The current 3.2l pumps out 333hp, but the torque is a bit low.
Why can't they just up the displacement a little? If they went up to say 3.4l, they could get about 355hp probably out of it!
#6 of 204 BMW M3 2005
Jan 05, 2005 (5:52 pm)
I'm thinking of buying BMW M3 2005, but I'm a little afraid that I'll be stock with old model when the 2007 M4 comes out. I will like to enjoy my M3 at least for 3 years before the new model comes out. What you guys think???
#7 of 204 Re: BMW M3 2005 [radox5]
Jan 06, 2005 (12:29 pm)
Being "stuck" with an old M3 is a problem a lot of people would like to have, including me.
Jan 06, 2005 (1:10 pm)
I can see waiting if you want SMG. Otherwise this is the last chance for the one with the rowing machine and stairmaster. Sad isn't it?
#10 of 204 Re: 2006 M3 - New model [boomn29]
by Kirstie@Edmunds HOST
Jan 07, 2005 (6:15 am)
Actually, though it will come out in 2006, it's scheduled as a 2007 model. Title changed.