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AlpWhitE46
03-25-2003, 07:07 PM
I like it *love*
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98323IS
03-25-2003, 08:44 PM
WOW I love that car. ESPECIALLY the steering wheel, that's amazing. GREAT car.

Mikester
03-25-2003, 09:06 PM
sweeeeeeeeeeeeet

bmwm5lover
03-25-2003, 09:08 PM
no offence Ivan but this is OLD news!
Nonethless, this has to be the SEXIEST 3 series to date!

qimis
03-25-2003, 09:43 PM
another beauty :) *th-up*
i like the 'fat' steering wheel ! sweeet :)

is it comes with a crystal tail lights now ?

elraton16
03-26-2003, 11:10 AM
bmw has always remained true to its car's shapes and curves. the e36 and e46 have lots in common yet the new 04 models seem to have dipped down a bit. the turn signals warped up and look weird imo. yet the car is absolutely sick! i guess new designs have to grow into pple, and it hasnt yet...i guess it will soon.

tlaselva
03-26-2003, 12:10 PM
Can't help thinking though that this car is overpriced.
Now b/4 anyone goes on a rant, let me explain.

A loaded 330i list is just over 55G's.
This sport model's got to add another few G's onto the price tag.
So now this car will likely be almost at 60G's.

BMW M3, with a much more powerful engine, and likely better tuned suspension, and may other doo-dads that the M3 will give you.
Unless it's absolutely imperative that you need a 4 door, why not just get the M3?
If your going to spend 60G's on a car, what's another 13G's?
The engine alone is more than worth the extra money, IMO.

sonny
03-26-2003, 06:17 PM
It looks amazing! Love the interior and especially the rims *love*

Shamis
03-26-2003, 10:39 PM
can i trade in my BMW for that ........ ;)

mkgino
03-26-2003, 10:49 PM
Originally posted by tlaselva
Can't help thinking though that this car is overpriced.
Now b/4 anyone goes on a rant, let me explain.

A loaded 330i list is just over 55G's.
This sport model's got to add another few G's onto the price tag.
So now this car will likely be almost at 60G's.

BMW M3, with a much more powerful engine, and likely better tuned suspension, and may other doo-dads that the M3 will give you.
Unless it's absolutely imperative that you need a 4 door, why not just get the M3?
If your going to spend 60G's on a car, what's another 13G's?
The engine alone is more than worth the extra money, IMO.

I think the main reason for doing this is so BMW can offer a "M3 Sedan". The E36 had the 2 and 4 door M3, but no 4 door M3 for the E46 and I dont hear of one being created, so I assume they are just bridging the gap. That is why the performance package isnt offered for the 330ci. Its a good idea, now you can get almost a 4 door M3, since there are people who do actually want a 4-door performance bmw.

Jon@Bimmersport
03-26-2003, 10:56 PM
Originally posted by mkgino
I think the main reason for doing this is so BMW can offer a "M3 Sedan". The E36 had the 2 and 4 door M3, but no 4 door M3 for the E46 and I dont hear of one being created, so I assume they are just bridging the gap. That is why the performance package isnt offered for the 330ci. Its a good idea, now you can get almost a 4 door M3, since there are people who do actually want a 4-door performance bmw.

dont forget insurance, although it will prolly be high still...cuz its the performance version, its not as high as M3....plus the convenience of ppl not having to get out for ppl in the back...thats why if i get a 2 door im putting a roll cage..so no one will ask for a ride when i got someone in! lol

i like the look of 4 door E46...this car is SICK..although its only 10hp more? why dont they have like 250hp or something instead of 235hp? interior is sweet..although red leather with black suede, and red stitching would be sweet!

mkgino
03-26-2003, 11:00 PM
Originally posted by E46_lover
dont forget insurance, although it will prolly be high still...cuz its the performance version, its not as high as M3....plus the convenience of ppl not having to get out for ppl in the back...thats why if i get a 2 door im putting a roll cage..so no one will ask for a ride when i got someone in! lol

i like the look of 4 door E46...this car is SICK..although its only 10hp more? why dont they have like 250hp or something instead of 235hp? interior is sweet..although red leather with black suede, and red stitching would be sweet!

Well 10hp more, but remember its a 6 spd and that is what is important. It probably has very aggressive gearing, and wouldint be surprised if it can take an E36 M3 in the 1/4 mile.

Jon@Bimmersport
03-26-2003, 11:01 PM
Originally posted by mkgino
Well 10hp more, but remember its a 6 spd and that is what is important. It probably has very aggressive gearing, and wouldint be surprised if it can take an E36 M3 in the 1/4 mile.

oh ya i forgot about that..suspension is changed too right???

whats the weight compared to the E36 M3?

bmwm5lover
03-26-2003, 11:50 PM
i thinkl it should be in the same range as far as weigh goes. this one also has sprts suspension..:MW

mogie
03-27-2003, 12:38 AM
I dunno bout you but over $10G's is still alotta wack......Jeez its still a good point but hey the M3 is only 2 doors......

qimis
03-27-2003, 12:43 AM
mogie: your car is awesome man ! :) *th-up* what springs and shocks do you have ? but the front looks a bit high (front bumper) ... adding a hamann front lip is a good idea ;) just my $0.02 :)

Jon@Bimmersport
03-27-2003, 12:46 AM
Originally posted by qimis
mogie: your car is awesome man ! :) *th-up* what springs and shocks do you have ? but the front looks a bit high (front bumper) ... adding a hamann front lip is a good idea ;) just my $0.02 :)

you can buy it from him and add it! lol jk

ya he does got a sick car...mogie, im not interested..,but if u have the list of mods already saved on your computer, would you mind sending it to me? im just curious - my dad doesnt have 26g to spend on a car..if he did i'd get him to buy yours!

mchldreuce
03-28-2003, 02:29 PM
Have they actually released the pricing yet? Anyone know what they will really cost? USD?