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DrkKnight614 05-07-2006 05:27 PM

2008 BMW 3 Series Coupe
 
Production photos of the 3 series coupe are out....im too lazy to post them on here, go to edmunds to look. Not even sure if this is old news but this is the latest from edumnds.

"What We Know: Official details on the 2008 BMW 3 Series coupe are out and there are few surprises. Topping the lineup will be the new 335Ci. Although the coupe still uses a 3.0-liter straight six, twin turbochargers help produce 300 hp and 300 lb-ft of torque. With its standard six-speed manual transmission, BMW says it will accelerate from 0-to-60 in just 5.3 seconds. A six-speed automatic is optional, but there was no mention of BMW's SMG being offered. The entry-level model will be called the 328Ci. With 230 hp and 200 lb-ft of torque, BMW claims it will be faster than the current 330Ci. One new twist to the lineup will be the addition of 328xi coupe, an all-wheel drive version of the 328Ci. There are few changes to the interior of the coupe compared to the 3 Series sedan. A new Pearl Gray chrome finish on the door handles and gear shift lever is exclusive to the coupes along with a slightly revised instrument panel which includes an oil temperature gauge. Sales of the new 3 Series coupes start in September."


I was looking for a car with alittle more refinment and class, but still had performance for when i become a teacher. M3 would be nice, but way to expensive....but this 335Ci with the twin turbos looks pretty damn nice to me, especially if they offer it with the SMG tranny[:D] Oh and the 2008 M3 will sport a 4.0l V8 that produces 400hp so that it can compete with Audis upcoming RS4.

Once again if this is old news sorry, just thought it was interesting, ive been waiting to see what they were going to do with the coupe.

focusedintentions 05-07-2006 06:08 PM

I'm willin to bet the motor in the new M3 is the old M5 motor....as carlos mencia would say...dur te dur te dur!!

Saketherobot 05-07-2006 07:01 PM

uhh the e39 m5 motor (s62) was a 5.0L... the e90 M3 will be all new and all hot and the next car i will buy.

azdamay 05-07-2006 07:19 PM

Re: 2008 BMW 3 Series Coupe
 
Quote:

Originally posted by DrkKnight614
PI was looking for a car with alittle more refinment and class, but still had performance for when i become a teacher.
You're planning on buying a 335Ci on a teacher's salary?

This is also in the latest issue of Autoweek, it's not on their website yet but I'm sure it will be soon. I'm just glad BMW went easy with the "new BMW" design touches - since this is their bread-and-butter car I'm guessing they tried to keep it from being too polarizing. I personally thought the previous generation of 3/5/7 series cars were some of the best-looking BMWs ever; the new "Bangle-approved" design just ain't doin' it for me, in particular I really dislike the headlight treatment and the odd trunk on the 7 series. Obviously there must have been a fairly good-sized amount of negative criticism, because newer designs (like the 3 series), and the refreshed 7 series toned down the look quite a bit.

crazy_urn 05-07-2006 07:23 PM

this thread is useless without pics!

Saketherobot 05-07-2006 07:28 PM

az i agree the e46 is one of the hottest M3s ever...well next to the e30. anyways, the m3 hasnt be released yet but here is a pic of the coupe

http://www.bmwusa.com/nr/rdonlyres/0...erview_img.jpg

Saketherobot 05-07-2006 07:35 PM

here is more info/pics

http://www.e90post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=17989

hopefully the m3 will be more agressive looking. and the mod market should be helpful in making it look more uhh...better...i really like the front on the new 3's but the rear is lacking a lot.

the hotness that is the e46 m3
http://www.efiunlimited.com/gallery/...Apr2006_09.jpg
http://www.efiunlimited.com/gallery/...Apr2006_08.jpg
http://www.efiunlimited.com/gallery/...Apr2006_06.jpg

taken from http://forum.e46fanatics.com/showthread.php?t=359610

crazy_urn 05-07-2006 07:36 PM

i dont like that trunk all that much, but the rest of the car is the hottness....

Saketherobot 05-07-2006 07:38 PM

on the 46? that trunk is pure CSL hotness...i think that car is flawless...but to each his own

DrkKnight614 05-07-2006 07:45 PM

Re: Re: 2008 BMW 3 Series Coupe
 
Quote:

Originally posted by azdamay
You're planning on buying a 335Ci on a teacher's salary?

This is also in the latest issue of Autoweek, it's not on their website yet but I'm sure it will be soon. I'm just glad BMW went easy with the "new BMW" design touches - since this is their bread-and-butter car I'm guessing they tried to keep it from being too polarizing. I personally thought the previous generation of 3/5/7 series cars were some of the best-looking BMWs ever; the new "Bangle-approved" design just ain't doin' it for me, in particular I really dislike the headlight treatment and the odd trunk on the 7 series. Obviously there must have been a fairly good-sized amount of negative criticism, because newer designs (like the 3 series), and the refreshed 7 series toned down the look quite a bit.

yea i am, whats wrong with that? Whats it going to start at 40k. Obviously id have to save alittle for the car, just like most people do. There are lots of teachers with bmws, and more expensive cars then that. Why is this a surprise to you, how much do you think teachers make?

i think the 46 is sweet, i always liked the sorta boxyness of the tree, and the suttle lip on the trunk is hottens. The new coupe thatll be coming out is hot also, the front looks crazy evil, like a shark about to eat something.


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