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TKE-Teg
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^^The new M5 (and all 5 series for that matter) has a huge nose. That should make it pretty easy to tell them apart. Personally I think the 5 series looks a lot like the 7 Series (doesn't hurt that they share the same platform), partially b/c it's larger than some previous gen 7 Series.

4/7/2011 8:18:30 AM

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lol (or facepalm?) at this bmw ad

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jvJzJgE7iXc

5/1/2011 8:01:31 PM

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I give it a solid "heh"

5/2/2011 10:30:27 AM

TKE-Teg
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The next M3 to have a V6? Say it ain't so

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"Rumormill: Is BMW bound to bolt a V6 under the hood of the next M3?


If you're an unapologetic BMW fanboy, the next few words might sting. BMW may be considering a V6 for the next generation BMW M3. No, we didn't mean to type I6 – we're talking about three on one side and three on the other.

According to M3post.com, BMW is likely to go in one of four directions. First up is the suggestion that BMW will take the M3's current S65 V8 and add a pair of turbochargers to it. Now, we're all in favor of adding forced-induction to this engine but this would have the M3 treading heavily on F10 M5 ground.

Another rumor pegs BMW as stuffing either a modified (read: boosted) version of the N54 turbocharged inline-six or a tweaked (read: detuned) version of the F10 M5's twin-turbo V8 S63 motor. The most interesting rumor, however, is that BMW may look into a turbocharged V6 engine. Is BMW HQ ready to hurt the fanboy feelings of folks in love with straight-six engines? If it means a better M3, then anything is possible. "


http://www.autoblog.com/2011/05/20/is-bmw-bound-to-bolt-a-v6-under-the-hood-of-the-next-m3/

[Edited on May 23, 2011 at 12:41 PM. Reason : tyop]

5/23/2011 12:40:45 PM

r45t4-m4n
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Although it would be real pathetic for them to use a modified n54, as a 335 owner I would be excited of the prospects of scavenging it to improve my cars performance.

5/23/2011 5:18:27 PM

TKE-Teg
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WTF, just one year of production for the 1 Series M? Why did they bother at all?


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"BMW 1 Series M to be one year and done?

Did you pick up your 2011 BMW 1 Series M? If not, you may be paying a lot more for one down the road. The $46,135 German sports coupe will be produced through the end of this year... and then it's done. According to TheDetroitBureau.com, BMW admits that its latest sex toy pumped-up two-door will have a very limited run of one model year.

That's not to say we won't see another version on the future. However, it could be several years before that happens, which should make the current (and only) crop of BMW 1 Series M cars quite collectible.

After reading TDB's report, we pressed BMW for some more insight into the matter, and received confirmation that the current 1 Series M is only sticking around for the 2011 model year. The next generation 1 Series is at least two-and-a-half to three years away, which is too much time to speculate on a future 1 Series M. Curious as to how many 2011 1 Series M coupes will be produced? So are we, and BMW can only share that "less than 1,000 units" will be produced in 2011.

Said another way... get in line. Now. "


what the hell is going on at BMW?

5/24/2011 4:26:59 PM

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dumb

5/24/2011 4:49:22 PM

Colemania
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http://cincinnati.craigslist.org/cto/2417691114.html

It would be really neat to have....but.....why the hell would someone actually buy it?

6/6/2011 12:34:52 AM

sumfoo1
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yeah i mean i know the e46 is heavier but.... its close enough...

6/6/2011 9:40:37 AM

Bobby Light
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w00t! I was worried when I got my 2003 325i that it would be a gas hog.

I averaged 32.9 mpg yesterday coming back from Hendersonville, TN. Drove 80-85mph the entire way too.

This is even significantly better than my 4cyl 2003 Honda Accord....I think the best I ever got was 29mpg on the highway.

6/6/2011 10:09:11 AM

Ahmet
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While the e46 was received well here, it wasn't quite as big a leap in Europe. I personally would much rather have an e36 EVO (320hp) than an e46 M3. That said, I wouldn't spend over $20k to get one (nor would I have to, $15k or so should pick up a decent example w/the 320hp motor and a few other parts like floating rotors). But then again if I'm spending that much, there is the 996.

6/6/2011 11:20:36 AM

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"w00t! I was worried when I got my 2003 325i that it would be a gas hog.

I averaged 32.9 mpg yesterday coming back from Hendersonville, TN. Drove 80-85mph the entire way too.
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per computer or gas pump calculations? my computer consistently shows a couple mpg better than when i calculate it at the pump. still good though

6/6/2011 11:39:16 AM

Bobby Light
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These were gas pump calculations. My car computer told me I was getting 33.4mpg. Not far off from my actual calculation of 32.9

6/6/2011 11:49:51 AM

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So I test drove a 2008 335i convertible yesterday. It was simply brilliant! I have never driven anything like this! I was doing 100 in a 55 without even realizing it. Handling felt like the thing was on rails. Had a couple of thoughts though. Can the clutch travel be adjusted? it felt like a little more than normal. I haven't driven the auto version yet. Do any of you know how that compares to the manual? does it shift quicker?

6/19/2011 10:46:58 AM

urge311
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depends how quickly you shift.

6/19/2011 12:30:12 PM

Ahmet
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Don't buy an automatic 3 series. Also, don't do 100 in a 55.

6/19/2011 1:37:55 PM

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"Can the clutch travel be adjusted? it felt like a little more than norma"


Clutch travel is fine. You are probably experiencing the effects of a clutch delay valve (CDV), which most modern manual tranny BMWs have. It makes shifting extremely jerky and makes you ride the clutch way longer than necessary in order to get smoother shift. It is suppose to protect the tranny at the clutch expense. It is is an easy fix, but hassle nonetheless.

335i vert is a way nice car, now that they have hard tops.

6/19/2011 3:23:37 PM

TKE-Teg
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douchebag dealership is douchebag

[Edited on July 12, 2011 at 11:51 AM. Reason : j]

7/12/2011 11:51:22 AM

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^^ i thought you hated 335s after yours dropped you off in the middle of nowhere a few times?

i'm interested to see what this next m5 brings in the way of aftermarket.

If someone could crack a bimmer ECU for open source tuning it would be siiiick.

7/12/2011 1:21:55 PM

urge311
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rumor is that the next gen m3 will be tri-turbo

7/12/2011 4:33:39 PM

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Quote :
"Clutch travel is fine. You are probably experiencing the effects of a clutch delay valve (CDV), which most modern manual tranny BMWs have. It makes shifting extremely jerky and makes you ride the clutch way longer than necessary in order to get smoother shift. It is suppose to protect the tranny at the clutch expense. It is is an easy fix, but hassle nonetheless. "


How much is a clutch on the 335i?

7/12/2011 5:35:35 PM

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when the 335i, 135i, and 535i stop eating fuel pumps and injectors....i might consider buying one.

7/12/2011 6:01:53 PM

AntecK7
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how did your i4 accord get that crappy mpg on the highway?

7/12/2011 7:47:16 PM

1in10^9
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"^^ i thought you hated 335s after yours dropped you off in the middle of nowhere a few times? "


doesn't change the fact it's a nice car. i happen to have problems with mine, but plenty of others (read '08+) have not.

7/13/2011 3:22:01 AM

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^^ I have a 2000 i4 Accord and the best I've ever gotten on the highway is 30

7/13/2011 3:44:32 AM

sumfoo1
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I don't know about tri turbo...

two turbos and an electric supercharger... maybe... people seem to forget that turbos require turbines... otherwise they're just compressors or superchargers.

7/13/2011 8:00:47 AM

smoothcrim
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lettuce make things more complicated and pretend we never have to actually fix them

7/13/2011 9:06:34 AM

TKE-Teg
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^

7/13/2011 9:39:13 AM

sumfoo1
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people who buy bimmers new usually only buy them for 3-4 years of use and all of that will be covered under warranty.

i guess "who cares" is their plan to deal with it.

7/13/2011 12:34:14 PM

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"when the 335i, 135i, and 535i stop eating fuel pumps and injectors....i might consider buying one."


my 2007 has never eaten a fuel pump (though the service records indicate it might have nibbled on an injector about 3 years ago)

7/13/2011 12:56:45 PM

sumfoo1
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^ LOL @ nibbled

7/13/2011 1:33:47 PM

stone
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the 07 335 i just bought did injectors and puel pump at 8k miles. nothing since. 40k on it now. i hope that means it wont again.

7/16/2011 7:55:47 PM

The Dude
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Speaking of "BMW yay"....I finally get my M3 back from the shop today after an unfortunate incident with a deers head.

7/18/2011 9:18:32 AM

0EPII1
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that's one sexy beast, with a sexy as hell voice!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uf98Wg-qcaI

7/30/2011 10:19:21 PM

smoothcrim
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i swear to god is there anything you post that isn't a repost from some other lame content blog?

7/31/2011 12:22:52 AM

0EPII1
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i am sorry for posting a link to a youtube video about the m5 in a thread about bmw's sports cars

if you want to watch it, click it, otherwise, ignore it by keeping your mouth closed.

7/31/2011 12:41:08 AM

BigEgo
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I'm thinking about buying an e30 325 coupe in a couple of months.

that or a e46 m3

8/1/2011 12:38:31 AM

sparky
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^^^^ maybe its my speakers but it sounds like its farting.

8/1/2011 10:26:20 AM

Ahmet
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How could you be cross shopping an e46 m3 and an e30 325?

8/1/2011 12:26:18 PM

sumfoo1
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i had the same thought...
however i would spend up to 12k on each lol...

8/1/2011 12:57:00 PM

BigEgo
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i can afford the e46 m3, but i don't know if i want to right now. Getting the e30 gives me a lot more spending money and could still be really badass if done proper

although i'm having more difficulty than expected finding an e30 on the market i'd want.

8/1/2011 5:00:30 PM

stone
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i bought the cobb tuner for my 335 and i could not be happier. 800 bucks well spent. so far i am really loving this car. thinking about taking it to get dynoed this weekend as i would like to see what it really is.

8/1/2011 9:01:39 PM

sumfoo1
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Phatron on nasioc has a pretty good custom tune for the bimmers iirc

8/1/2011 9:52:52 PM

1in10^9
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Stone,

There are dyno graphs on e90post.com, but with 93 octane you are probably looking at 310-325whp and 360-390wtq.

http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/showthread.php?t=532962

8/3/2011 2:44:06 AM

stone
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i ordered an ic, cai, and dp's this weekend while on vacation. i have a scheduled service visit tuesday because the warranty ends friday. i have a non factory extended service plan that is good for another 4 years and 80k miles so after my bmw visit it will be time to install the new goodies. i pretty much plan on leaving said items on and going indy shop for any small service items and pay out of pocket. should i have catastrophic failure goodies off and stock stuff back on then off to the dealer. i hope to put close to 380 to the ground with these 3 items but still be dd comfortable.

8/7/2011 7:54:21 PM

r45t4-m4n
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Too bad Cobb's dragging their feet with stage 2.

[Edited on August 8, 2011 at 2:58 PM. Reason : ]

8/8/2011 2:57:06 PM

sumfoo1
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yeah i think they're worried about reliability.

8/8/2011 4:27:38 PM

stone
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i dont think it will be to long for cobb to put out stage 2. i will be impatiently waiting.

8/9/2011 11:44:38 AM

sumfoo1
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if they get access tuner race to work on bimmers...

i'll buy a 335 very soon.

8/9/2011 11:47:56 AM

sumfoo1
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BMW just registered M550DX

Whaa??

http://www.autoblog.com/2011/08/11/bmw-planning-m5-with-diesel-all-wheel-drive/

:no OEPII:

[Edited on August 12, 2011 at 11:04 AM. Reason : .]

8/12/2011 11:03:50 AM

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