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    How to make the perfect M3

    A new BMW M3 will arrive in 2014, but what should it be like? Steve Sutcliffe from autocar.co.uk puts three of its predecessors through their paces at Brands Hatch to find the perfect ingredients.

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    Perfect M3 is lightweight, 50/50 balance, with a high revving motor that has independent throttle bodies.

    Anything else isn't a true M3.

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
    Perfect M3 is lightweight, 50/50 balance, with a high revving motor that has independent throttle bodies.

    Anything else isn't a true M3.
    You mean, that was before all the Eco-friendly regulations and efficient dynamics bull$#@!. I think they have a new philosophy now, when it comes to the ///M brand and BMW models in general. Times changes I guess.
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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by leo985i Click here to enlarge
    You mean, that was before all the Eco-friendly regulations and efficient dynamics bull$#@!. I think they have a new philosophy now, when it comes to the ///M brand and BMW models in general. Times changes I guess.
    They blame the eco regulations but Porsche can still do it. Chevy can even do it. BMW can't? It's BS.

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    They forgot to add in the e36 m3 evo.
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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
    They blame the eco regulations but Porsche can still do it. Chevy can even do it. BMW can't? It's BS.
    Exactly efficient dynamics is such a cop out.

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    If BMW wants to make the perfect M3, there's really just 2 mindsets they need to adopt:

    • Stop whoring out the ///M badge -- As cool the X5 & X6 Ms are, they're NOT ///M cars (simple test for what makes an ///M car: would you take it to a track day)
    • Stop giving a $#@! about the EPA -- People who buy M cars aren't buying them because they're fuel efficient, the "right" people are buying them because they're performance focused cars (contributing to Step 1 is the people who spend the extra coin just to have an M car & brag about it)
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    I think BMW is trying to make a fuel efficient sports car, if they pull it off, good for them. I won't complain.....if it sucks, I will complain ha
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