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      06-07-2006, 11:08 PM   #23
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I think it may be less what BMW needs and more what the 1 - 2 series needs. I think it would make sense to have an ///M version if for no other than to make the statement: "This ain't no econo-box!"
I'll take either the ///M or the turbo version, though the S54 engine would probably be more weight efficient than the turbo. I say BMW just debuts the 2er coupe with the ///M2 in all its glory :biggrin:
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      06-08-2006, 02:05 AM   #24
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I'll take either the ///M or the turbo version, though the S54 engine would probably be more weight efficient than the turbo. I say BMW just debuts the 2er coupe with the ///M2 in all its glory :biggrin:
Unfortunately the S54 is pretty heavy because it is an iron block. The n54 in comparison (the TT) is an aluminum block so it would probaly be a bit lighter (this is a guess though). In addition the N54 has a torque curve that simply makes me want to cry it is so beautiful. Max torque (~300 FTLBS) arrives at 1400RPM and stays there till 5000RPM :headbang: :roundel: :respekt: .
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      06-08-2006, 02:54 PM   #25
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Unfortunately the S54 is pretty heavy because it is an iron block. The n54 in comparison (the TT) is an aluminum block so it would probaly be a bit lighter (this is a guess though). In addition the N54 has a torque curve that simply makes me want to cry it is so beautiful. Max torque (~300 FTLBS) arrives at 1400RPM and stays there till 5000RPM :headbang: :roundel: :respekt: .
Yeah I saw that torque curve for the new bi-turbo engine.. completely flat at 300 lb/ft !

The 335i is heavy tho.. but imagine that same power/engine in a smaller (lighter) 2er coupe :wub:
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      06-08-2006, 08:19 PM   #26
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The 335i is heavy tho.. but imagine that same power/engine in a smaller (lighter) 2er coupe :wub:
Exactely my thinking . I have heard there is a "big" release scheduled for this summer, so I have my fingers crossed. But of all the models, it will probaly be the 3-door, which sadly we will not get.

I have to admit though, BMW sure is taking their time with this one. Whenever that car launches, it better be damn near perfect for a first year car (i.e. The time period when I would most likely be able to get one).
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      06-10-2006, 06:54 AM   #27
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I guess you have all already seen this (Autobild):


So the 3-door would be out next summer, then the cabriolet year after that and the coupe in year 2009?! Hope not.
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      06-10-2006, 08:46 PM   #28
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Very interesting that they'd consider releasing the convertible before the coupe. But I guess the one advantage I can think of for the eventual coupe buyers is that since they will have developed a cabrio first with extra reinforcements for rigidity, the coupe should be a super stiff and rigid car. :thumbup:
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