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Deej
15-05-2006, 12:41 AM
Its a long shot, has anyone seen any links to actual leaked photos or spy photos of the upcomming revamp of the iconic M3. There is talk that it will sport a lightwieght 425hp (315kw) 4.0L V8 and I would like to take a looksy,

A google search only shows spy photos which are the old modle disguised.

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Deej
15-05-2006, 12:55 AM
Disregard. Found some.


http://www.bmw-syndikat.de/cgi-bin/bmwuploaded/speedy320/m4e92_1e.jpg
http://www.bohp.net/blog/pict1/news050915m3.jpg
http://www.autospies.com/images/7-14-05/m3.JPG

http://www.germancarfans.com/spyphotos/6050228.001/6050228.001.Mini10L.jpg
http://www.germancarfans.com/spyphotos/6050228.001/6050228.001.Mini9L.jpg

Dingo
15-05-2006, 02:21 AM
New Lease time in 2007 is it?

Cant wait for hartge to get one of those and shoehorn the M5 V10 into like they do with every 3 series :D

Spooge (http://www.hartge.de/html/indexuk.html)

Barfridge
15-05-2006, 06:40 AM
Technically brilliant the new BMW's may be, but they have all been hit a bit too hard with the ugly stick.

Mirkz
15-05-2006, 07:24 AM
front bar with the grille looks a little holden-ish (particularly the black one), otherwise it would be a nice lookin car.

hokoyo
15-05-2006, 08:34 AM
I prefer the Audi RS4
RS4 Review (http://carsguide.news.com.au/story/0,20384,19109963-5003140,00.html)

Clarkson from Top Gear loved it as well!

RS4 Vs Hill Climbers! (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jRJcHNz3t0s&search=RS4)

Mirkz
15-05-2006, 08:48 AM
hokoyo, you my friend.. have taste... LOL
I love those audi!!

FJ Steve
15-05-2006, 08:57 AM
My wife wants the Audi wagon as our next car....wish she was as definite or pro-active about motorbike upgrades. :lol:

lee
15-05-2006, 09:30 AM
That thing... http://www.smiliesftw.com/x/wackit.gif

ICEMAN
15-05-2006, 09:34 AM
Looks pretty good to me.

EMVY
15-05-2006, 09:35 AM
RS Audi has my vote...very f@#$ing fast car

Foofie Foofie
15-05-2006, 10:05 AM
I have to say that ive allways been a Jap car fan ... ive found 90's models of German cars uninspiring, (and still do) overcomplicated and very expesive for what you get to do with it that ages really quickly. Cept for the Porsche , im talking about the Audi and Beemer here.

Now after the 2001 Nurburgring trip, i see things different from the current crop of German cars .... and they are porn. Having been in a couple nice models, and driven a few during my trip in Euro , i have to say that they are AWESOME cars .... they arent holding back and they are actually now the perf leaders especially when so many Jap supercars are being discontinued.

If i had to pick, i would probably go the RS4. My old man has a 99/00 A4 that i love to drive, i can only imagine what the RS4 is like - goodbye licence.

Either way , you cant go wrong.

aaargh1
15-05-2006, 10:07 AM
i likey the rs4 berry much so much so i used to work there

but for a drivers fugg off hoon executive express... gimme the m3 anyday......

djnitrous
15-05-2006, 11:32 AM
orsm, time to trade my ol' bmw in for a new one!

Deej
15-05-2006, 11:49 AM
Yeh, understand many of the views on the Audi, unfortunately, having driven one, Im not a fan. Something about the driving position and internal ergonomics that just doesn’t feel right.

The M3 has always been the one to beat on paper and reports and I think that the new model (same engine as the new V10 M5 minus a couple of pots) will be the trump card.

Recently a group of UK journos were asked if you had $100,000 (pound sterling equivalent) what new car would you buy.

The majority said they wouldn’t buy a new car, they would buy the newest second hand M3 they could get for the money.

CitizenErased
15-05-2006, 11:44 PM
W..T..B..

hokoyo
16-05-2006, 10:24 AM
I test drove the Audi S the other day (v8) and an M3

As you are with the sales people you cannot really do what you want so you really want and need at least a 3 hour drive by yourself instead of a 20 minute cruise.

Anyway my very very brief impressions

M3
Good looks
Would take a while to get smoothe on the SMG box
Great power, fantastic engine
Engine noise awesome
Handling great on on ramp

Audi
Great looks and 4 doors
Awesome exhaust note
Did not feel any that faster compared to my SS
Handling flat and planted (on ramp test), much beter than SS
Auto box, should have greater control as torque converter still there.

Took a 996 911 out as well

likes: Everything except Tiptronic
Dislikes: Tiptronic.

When you are an old fart you can establish some veneer of respectability and thus get test drives! :D

aaargh1
16-05-2006, 11:06 AM
The majority said they wouldn’t buy a new car, they would buy the newest second hand M3 they could get for the money.
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HOW TRUE

any m3 is a masterpiece of driving joy

greenfuji
17-05-2006, 05:26 PM
Wait for the Z4M. The Z3 M Coupe was awesome, this will be better.

PHOBiA
06-06-2006, 12:47 PM
http://www.sbeuroclub.com/board/viewtopic.php?t=1204

Some more spy shots for you Deej.

nosuchthing
06-06-2006, 01:38 PM
Wait for the Z4M. The Z3 M Coupe was awesome, this will be better.
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Yeap! Z4M Coupe looks sweet as!
Heard it may come in at around 170k mark.

TurboR1
06-06-2006, 03:15 PM
The M3 still wins every C.O.T.Y. contest it is in so it must be doing something right. Have always loved the M3s... always.

shrike
06-06-2006, 11:34 PM
hmmm...

Some "spy" pics of the new M3 here

http://www.sbeuroclub.com/board/viewtopic.php?t=1204

still quite obviously preproduction, but I'd ride it...

Dingo
07-06-2006, 12:35 AM
I think they may finally have sorted the ole "flame surfacing" design philosphy.

Two :thumbsup: Up! :huh: :blush:

Foofie Foofie
07-06-2006, 12:51 AM
Took a 996 911 out as well
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Jamie (User EXPLICIT) has a 996 TT and its one hell of a magnificent car. Gets my vote over the Audi and Beemer every day of the week .

PHOBiA
07-06-2006, 08:00 AM
hmmm...

Some "spy" pics of the new M3 here

http://www.sbeuroclub.com/board/viewtopic.php?t=1204

still quite obviously preproduction, but I'd ride it...
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lol, thats what I posted to bump this thread.. :P

shrike
07-06-2006, 08:12 AM
Ah.

Well, as a wise man once said:

D'oh