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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..