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BMW CCA
03-28-2007, 06:29 AM
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Car and Driver’s May 2007 story on the pending BMW M3.
March 27, 2007</p>The pending M3 coupe shares only headlights, taillights, doors, and trunklid in common with the 3 Series coupe from which it derives, says Car and Driver (May 2007) in its recap of the Geneva Auto Show unveiling. BMW has since revealed engine details, confirming it will be a 420-hp (European version) V8. See BMW unveils M3 V8 engine specs: 420 hp, 8,300 rpm redline (http://www.bmwcca.org/node/7548).
There’s an aluminum hood, plastic fenders (just like the coupe), and carbon fiber roof to save weight. Vents adjacent to the hood bulge are functional to regulate underhood temperatures and there are bigger front bumper ducts, directing air to the radiator and brakes.


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chicane
03-28-2007, 09:44 AM
How can this thing have 420 hp and 295 lb-ft of torque? That would indicate that this M3 has no more power than the E46 M3. The real Power is measured in torque not HP. Not really digging those lines either.