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#1 (permalink) Old 07-20-2005, 09:14 AM
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I heard through the grapevine that they aren't making an e90 m3. Instead it is going to be a seperate model altogether - the e91 m3.
Did I hear wrong? Did I miss other posts about this on this board? Does anyone have any other information about this? This is a both a disturbing and welcome trend. Disturbing in that it kind of defies the "sleeper" image of the ///m's, but welcome in that I don't think the e90 body is very suiting for the look ///m (too ... well... soft).
Is it going to be a large difference? Small? Anyone? Bueller?


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As far as i've heard, it's still going to be a e90 M


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Like I said, it's just hearsay - but a reliable source. Of course, things can change, but I can assure you it's at least in the "thought process" if not the actual manufacturing process.


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Yeah a lot of stuff like that is hearsay yet reliable. BMW considered a M4/M3 seperation for awhile too.


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Yeah, I heard about that - this is more or less closer to the same realm as the renumbering of the series (1, 3 coupe; 2, 4 sedan). Palpable, but not quite tangible.


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Well, this is what I've gleaned so far after some research.

there will of course, definitely be an e9? m3.

I've heard several iterations though.

The most common is this: e90 m3 sedan, e91 m3 wagon, e92 m3 coupe.

Eh. Confusing.


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its all going to be e90 M3. The numbering wont change as the eXX always refers to a chasis numbers, which isnt goign to change in a generation fo a 3 series.

What was considered was rturning to the old BMW system of even number SERIES being coupes and odd numbered series being saloons. They seem to be moving in that general direction but due to the love and popularity of the 3 series I believe they decided it wasnt good for marketing the next generation.


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Well, it's supposed to be all e90's... that odd/even numbering, as we all know, never went through.

It does go along the same lines though as, say, the 3-series vs. zseries production line (e36 vs. e36/7).

Maybe it's that same line of thought.

Eh. Speculation, like I said. I haven't heard the end of this, though.


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