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    Next generation 2013 M3 captured testing by Insideline who suggests it may be a European only model

    Insideline captured the next generation M3 sedan testing and suggested that the model may not come to the United States. Why? Due to slow sales of the E90 M3 sedan. The thought of an M3 not coming to the USA though is simply something we can not fathom. Also, getting used to the idea of an M3 that is sedan only is going to take some time. The video clearly shows the motor is a 6 cylinder with a bit of rasp to it. Expect the motor to be turbocharged as well possibly with a tri-turbo setup putting out at least 450 horsepower.

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    IC... I don't mind if its a 6 cylinder. Hopefully its built to the hilt and we can tune it to the moon.

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by klipseracer Click here to enlarge
    IC... I don't mind if its a 6 cylinder. Hopefully its built to the hilt and we can tune it to the moon.
    Well, since the debate on motors is over I'm with you. They might as well make it the best it can be.

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    That thing better not have a V6!

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by rezin23 Click here to enlarge
    That thing better not have a V6!
    I'm scared it might.

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    sounds like a v6 to me, although i'm guessing they're still testing different configurations

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    what are you saying, that it would only be sedan? thats just preposterous. no way bmw would do that

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by LostMarine Click here to enlarge
    what are you saying, that it would only be sedan? thats just preposterous. no way bmw would do that
    The M3 will be sedan only... I know, it's lame.

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    what? no way. noone will buy a sedan only m3. people want the coupe

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by LostMarine Click here to enlarge
    what? no way. noone will buy a sedan only m3. people want the coupe
    The coupe will be an M4. BMW is throwing the M3 tradition down the tubes.

    The sedan may not even come to the USA...

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    thats the stupidest thing i've ever heard of. you dont see mercedes changing the name of the c63 amg coupe... beyond my comprehension
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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Yukohama Click here to enlarge
    thats the stupidest thing i've ever heard of. you dont see mercedes changing the name of the c63 amg coupe... beyond my comprehension
    I know, I know. I hate it.

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    Sounds nothing like the s65 Click here to enlarge. My car sounds better than that. Oh well I hope at least it can be modded as much as a GTR.

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by leo985i Click here to enlarge
    Sounds nothing like the s65 Click here to enlarge. My car sounds better than that. Oh well I hope at least it can be modded as much as a GTR.
    I doubt it will be modded that much.

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    They better bring the F80 to the States. I personally thought the E90 M3 sales were fairly good. I feel like I see more E90 M3s around my area than the E92, hehe.

    Either way, I am just trying to keep faith in BMW M that they'll continue to build amazing cars.

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    Man I guess I'm the only one who likes the M3 Sedan version better than the Coupe. But I do not see a BMW as my next car anyways so I really don't care about the new gen M3.
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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by flipm3 Click here to enlarge
    They better bring the F80 to the States. I personally thought the E90 M3 sales were fairly good. I feel like I see more E90 M3s around my area than the E92, hehe.

    Either way, I am just trying to keep faith in BMW M that they'll continue to build amazing cars.
    I can't imagine a world without an M3 in the USA. That sounds like a nightmare. Thanks a lot BMW.

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    Sounds like a v6 to me also. I am sad.

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by metrik Click here to enlarge
    Sounds like a v6 to me also. I am sad.
    If it's a V6 I'll be sad too.

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    i just cant see BMW putting a v6 in their m3... ruins everything.
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    Okay, guys, I admit I don't know much about BMW's, but I'm here to learn. Why is a possible V6 a bad thing? Since everyone is going F/I, what does it matter how many cylinders the engine has? I mean the GT-R is a beast among beasts. Plus, the last gen M3 was, what, an inline 6 (not sure)?

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sonny Click here to enlarge
    Okay, guys, I admit I don't know much about BMW's, but I'm here to learn. Why is a possible V6 a bad thing? Since everyone is going F/I, what does it matter how many cylinders the engine has? I mean the GT-R is a beast among beasts. Plus, the last gen M3 was, what, an inline 6 (not sure)?
    Last generation M3 was a V8.
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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by sr20seb Click here to enlarge
    Last generation M3 was a V8.
    It think Sonny was referring to the e46.

    This news should help BMW sell the 2012 M3s Click here to enlarge

    Seriously, between this and the fake exhaust note for the new M5, I think some heads need to roll at BMW--what a joke! doesn't matter to me because I'm an AMG guy or Porsche guy for the forseeable future.
    2011 C63 ///AMG / BLK on BLK / P31 / LSD / CF Trim / Keyless Go / Rear Camera / All the other stuff too!!
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    2011 X3 2.8 Vermillion Red/Black loaded

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by P31-C63 Click here to enlarge
    It think Sonny was referring to the e46.

    This news should help BMW sell the 2012 M3s Click here to enlarge

    Seriously, between this and the fake exhaust note for the new M5, I think some heads need to roll at BMW--what a joke! doesn't matter to me because I'm an AMG guy or Porsche guy for the forseeable future.
    Correct, I was referring to the e46. Always wanted to hear the intake noise on one of the CSL's.

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sonny Click here to enlarge
    Okay, guys, I admit I don't know much about BMW's, but I'm here to learn. Why is a possible V6 a bad thing? Since everyone is going F/I, what does it matter how many cylinders the engine has? I mean the GT-R is a beast among beasts. Plus, the last gen M3 was, what, an inline 6 (not sure)?
    The v6 is not a bas thing but it is not bmw 6 cylinder tradition which has always been i6's

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