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Gamite
07-24-2003, 08:32 AM
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BMW's M-Power division is planning a massive onslaught to gain it's performance crown back from it's main rivals. Four new models are planned including a V8 powered M3 (four-door varaint), an M4 (two-door coupe/convertible), & a V10 powered M5 saloon & M6 Coupe.


The new M3 & M4 will use a 400Bhp V8 due on sale in 2006 starting at £45,000 at todays prices, also planned is an Estate (Touring) version to take on it's rivals like the Audi S4, Mercedes C32 AMG & forthcoming C55 seen as a large market share for Tourings. The V8 version is likely to be a 4.0 Litre with drive to the rear wheels & update version of the SMG Sequential Manual Gearbox through the traditional 6-Speed manual. Although heavier than the tradition 6-cylinder engine it will be off-set by the lighter hybrid construction on all new 3 & 4-Series.

The new M3/M4 will be based upon the forthcoming 3-Series due out in 2005 codenamed E90.

The new M5 & M6 will feature 5.5 Litre V10s with BMW's third-generation Vanos Varible Valve timing system. Using Aluminium forward of the windscreen contributing to a 50:50 weight distribution. Prices starting at £55,000 for the M5 available in 2005 & £80,000 for the M6. Both developing 500 Bhp with 450Ib ft torque, expect 0-60 Mph in approx. 4.5 secs, weight shouldn't be more than 1756Kg which means a power to weight ratio of approx. 300 Bhp per tonne for the M5. M6 is to take on the mite of Porsche's 911 Carrera, Merecedes SL55 AMG & the new Aston Martin DB8. Sharing modified suspension from the new M5 & using a carbon-fibre roof, boot floor, bulk-head, bonnet & boot lid for the new Super Coupe.

All M-Power models will have re-profiled front & rear bumpers with deep spoilers, large cooling ducts, flared wheel arches, beefed up side sills, deeper rear valance & four exhaust pipes. Also 19" alloys as standard on the M5 & M6.

Also testing is being carried out on a Z4M using the new V8, but is yet to be approved.

Also hot new Golf rival M2 based on the forthcoming 1-Series, with 220 Bhp high-reving 2.2 Litre

windsor318is
07-24-2003, 09:20 AM
that car is HOT HOT HOT....who is going to be able to afford these damb things there getting to expensive, for bmw's

TiemenT
07-24-2003, 10:30 AM
Originally posted by windsor318is
that car is HOT HOT HOT....who is going to be able to afford these damb things there getting to expensive, for bmw's

I disagree on that part, in the Netherlands almost everyone drives a BMW, and that f*cking up the reputation of these cars, so if they gonna be expensive you don't see them a lot, and they stay exclusive, and that's the point of an BMW M..

WASABI
07-24-2003, 11:57 AM
Are these going to make it to North America?

4dr E46 ///M3 :eek: *mw*

golden
07-24-2003, 03:35 PM
that car looks amazing

im gonna have to save up for that

audiophilia
07-24-2003, 03:39 PM
Bangle bashers, start sucking eggs...


:P :) :cool:

SpoolinS6
07-24-2003, 03:54 PM
THOSE CARS r mint guy
im totaly lovin the new design dunno y
but its growing on me!

SickFinga
07-24-2003, 04:02 PM
Originally posted by WASABI
Are these going to make it to North America?

4dr E46 ///M3 :eek: *mw*

this is about E90 ///M3, e46 is in the past already, but you can expect everything from BMW, they can start building 4 door m3s during the last months of E46s.

crusher
07-24-2003, 04:07 PM
Originally posted by SickFinga
this is about E90 ///M3, e46 is in the past already, but you can expect everything from BMW, they can start building 4 door m3s during the last months of E46s.

That would be great if they do the 4 door e46 m3 hehe atleast there's something to look forward to in a few years time :D

Polish
07-24-2003, 05:08 PM
why would you make the M3 the 4door ??!??, m3 has always been 2 door with the odd exceptions, why not make the M4(4Door) the new strict 4door speed demon,, dunno, but i love it eitherway

Krim 325I
07-24-2003, 05:11 PM
SHWEET! :cool:

Kurt Schneller
07-24-2003, 06:04 PM
I have never seen such a FARKING SWEEET CAR BEFORE!!!!! I must have it, imagine if it comes with S62 how much it can be tuned.

SickFinga
07-24-2003, 06:34 PM
Originally posted by Sith
why would you make the M3 the 4door ??!??, m3 has always been 2 door with the odd exceptions, why not make the M4(4Door) the new strict 4door speed demon,, dunno, but i love it eitherway


cause, odd numbers goes for 4 doors and even numbers go for 2 door, that's why

tlaselva
07-24-2003, 07:46 PM
The M4's showing some promise.
Still the front's too Banglized for my liking..........:huh?:

SpudBoy
07-24-2003, 10:44 PM
Pass me an egg I like it.:)

Sunapollo
07-24-2003, 10:57 PM
Hopefully it will look better seeing the actual car ...

bart320i
07-24-2003, 11:32 PM
I actually love the new front end of the m3. I'm suprised that bangle has a little bit of good taste

bmwm5lover
07-25-2003, 12:06 AM
This car is sweet@!

moregothanshow
07-25-2003, 11:59 PM
4dr M3's will have a stiffer chassis....

msifashion
07-26-2003, 11:30 AM
Damn, my e30s getting outdated like shit more and more everyday. 84 e30s are going to be considered antiques next year..