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Bjorn

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The fourth generation BMW M3 was announced on the 2007 Geneva Auto Show (Switzerland, March 6-18th, 2007) with the BMW M3 concept. As was the case with the E46 M3 Concept and E60 M5 Concept, the M3 Concept hid almost nothing of the looks of the production version, that had its world premiere on the 2007 Frankfurt Auto Show IAA (Germany, September 13 to 23rd).

Just as the previous M3 generations all introduced a completely new engine, the fourth generation M3 did the same: the BMW S65 engine was introduced. This S65B40 is a naturally aspirated, high revving 4-litre V8 (based on the S85B50 5-litre V10 that powers the E60/E61 M5 and the E63/E64 M6 to date) delivers 414 bhp (309 kW; 420 PS) at 8,300 rpm and peak torque is 400 Nm (295 lbft) at 3,900 rpm, which represents a power increase of 22% over the E46 M3. The engine weighs 15 kg (33 lb) less than the outgoing six cylinder for a total weight of 202 kg (445 lb). A six-speed manual transmission is standard. As from April 2008, BMW offers a new double-clutch gearbox, called M-DKG (Doppel-Kupplungs-Getriebe) or M-DCT (Double Clutch Transmission) as an option, which reduces shift pauses to less than a tenth of a second and shortens the car's 0-100 km/h (62 mph) sprint time by 0.2 seconds vs. manual. It features both automatic and manual modes in a manner similar to the SMG gearboxes in the E36 and E46. The E92 M3 coupe inherits the carbon-fiber roof from the E46 CSL as part of the weight-saving program. For 2009, the E9x M3 received the same revisions as the non-M 3 series. The changes include revised front and rear bumpers, and LED tail lights.



Note: I made a separate poll for the coupe and sedan. I hope that jives with everyone...personally I'm interested to see the results.
moe
I personally love the sedan more than the coupe. It's got a better stance, is more practical, and costs less. I'll probably end up owning one someday.
fiber optic
QUOTE(moe @ Apr 14 2009, 10:39 AM) *
I personally love the sedan more than the coupe. It's got a better stance, is more practical, and costs less. I'll probably end up owning one someday.



I think the same, but will never own one.
duality
Conflicted between neutral and uncool.

neutral it is. not as cool as the coupe.
Razor
Not as cool as the coupe but still meh.
clarkma5
Ya know I actually gave the coupe an uncool and this a cool. The stance on the sedan is much better.
dukenukem
This car in the sedan guise just works better. It has the sort of muscular sophistication of the E39 M5. The coupe version just looks too fat and Grand touring for my taste.
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