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Old 07-09-2013, 12:43 PM   #1
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BMW builds last ever M3 Coupe



BMW builds last ever M3 Coupe - BBC Top Gear

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It had to be orange. Of all the colours this BMW M3 Coupe could have been, orange feels the most correct. This is because BMW has announced production of the ‘E92' M3 Coupe is over, and that car in picture number 1 above is the very, last, one.

A moment of silence then, for the end of a modern performance hero. It's the car, don't forget, that prompted Jeremy to don his finest Bluetooth earpiece and announce that the V8 M3 Coupe was in fact, "a masterpiece".

And what a V8. A lot of adenoids burst when BMW first launched the new M3 in 2007, because gone was the old 3.2-litre straight-six - a shrieking masterstroke of combustion - and in came a 4.0-litre V8. A V8? In an M3? Yes. And it worked rather well.

It produced 420bhp and 295lb ft of torque, could hit 0-62mph in 4.8 seconds (4.6 with the double-clutch auto ‘box) and was good for a limited top speed of 155mph. It also won the 3.0-litre to 4.0-litre class of the International Engine of the Year Awards five times in a row, and when provoked, made a sound good enough to make parts of your anatomy fizz.

It wasn't perfect - that 1,655kg kerbweight meant the M3 had officially become a podgy old thing - but it handled like a hooligan, and that gets a big TG Thumbs Up.

A few special edition coupes appeared during its six-year run: the bombastic 4.4-litre, 450bhp GTS (also quite orange), with its track-orientation and monster rear wing; the M3 DTM Champion Edition, with a limited run of 54 models (one for each of BMW's DTM race victories) and the lovely BMW M3 GT2 Art Car created by Jeff Koons.

Sad to see it go? Over 40,000 Coupes were built, but it's the last of the line for the ‘M3' badge on the two-door, because the next one will be called the ‘M4', after the new 4-Series Coupe. Which means the long history the E30, E36 and E46 generation coupes have built is now at an end.

Have a click through the gallery and tell us which was your favourite version of the M3 Coupe (and you can't all say ‘E30'). Then, let us know what you'd like to see from the next M4. Super lightweight body, buzzy, turbocharged 2.0-litre four-pot with rear-wheel-drive and no power assistance... wishful thinking?
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Goodbye E92 M3! Goodbye to the high revving NA V8, you will be missed.
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Maybe they will bring back a sedan M3.
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Goodbye E92 M3! Goodbye to the high revving NA V8, you will be missed.


BMW M3
Redline: 8,300rpm

Honda S2000
Redline: 9,000rpm

Bottom line, HONDA RULES

Honda even beats Ferrari's first 9,000rpm car on the road.
Sorry Ferrari, But Honda Beat You To The First Production 9,000 RPM Car
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Maybe they will bring back a sedan M3.
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i actually prefer the sedan versions
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BMW M3
Redline: 8,300rpm

Honda S2000
Redline: 9,000rpm

Bottom line, HONDA RULES

Honda even beats Ferrari's first 9,000rpm car on the road.
Sorry Ferrari, But Honda Beat You To The First Production 9,000 RPM Car
Damnit, Timpo. You make me click a whole bunch, hoping the fail button would pop up, at least, one more time.
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what if they put a NA V8 in this chassis...imagine the possibrulities

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BMW M3
Redline: 8,300rpm

Honda S2000
Redline: 9,000rpm

Bottom line, HONDA RULES

Honda even beats Ferrari's first 9,000rpm car on the road.
Sorry Ferrari, But Honda Beat You To The First Production 9,000 RPM Car
Sorry, but making a 4 banger hit 9,000 RPM is much easier to do than a V8. The BMW, Ferrari or Audi V8's are infinitely cooler than an S2000.
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If the M4 is anything like what the F10 M5 did to the E60 M5, it would utterly destroy the E92 in every way possible. At the same time, the V10/V8 twins born from the BMW Sauber F1 legacy would live on as probably the golden age of M naturally aspirated motors. No new M cars will ever feel/sound just like it.



No offense, but I find the new M5 pretty sedate. Its devastatingly fast but as an experience, it doesn't floor me quite like an E60 M5 or the V10 M6. I am guessing the same will happen to the M4.
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the NA V10 and V8... dat exhaust note
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Can't wait to see the M4 Coupe in action
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Do you guys think the e92 m3 will increase in value (just like the e30 are climbing up in price now) in a few years?

Recently got my e92 m3 and im loving it!
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Can't wait to spot a new 4, or M4.

It's too bad the new M4 is reputed to NOT have a NA V8.

On the other hand, the specs. (reported specs) seem to be high torque and high HP.

OH yeah.
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Do you guys think the e92 m3 will increase in value (just like the e30 are climbing up in price now) in a few years?

Recently got my e92 m3 and im loving it!
E30 is a limited production car...E92 isn't
E90 could possibly see appreciation 15 years + down the road

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i actually prefer the sedan versions

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Sorry, but making a 4 banger hit 9,000 RPM is much easier to do than a V8. The BMW, Ferrari or Audi V8's are infinitely cooler than an S2000.
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and how much MORE does that cost from a Ferrari, BMW, or Audi?
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BMW M3
Redline: 8,300rpm

Honda S2000
Redline: 9,000rpm

Bottom line, HONDA RULES

Honda even beats Ferrari's first 9,000rpm car on the road.
Sorry Ferrari, But Honda Beat You To The First Production 9,000 RPM Car
Dude, he said HIGH revving, not HIGHEST. If he said HIGHEST, then your post would have some merit. You can't deny that a redline of 8300 rpm is not HIGH.
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lol! wormiez is a friend of mine, i fail his crap all the time. hahah.

guess hondaracer prefers the coupe
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BMW M3
Redline: 8,300rpm

Honda S2000
Redline: 9,000rpm

Bottom line, HONDA RULES

Honda even beats Ferrari's first 9,000rpm car on the road.
Sorry Ferrari, But Honda Beat You To The First Production 9,000 RPM Car
Honda S2000
Redline: 9,000rpm


Yamaha FZR250 (from 20+ years ago)
Redline: 18,500rpm
Bottom line, Yamaha RULES

In all seriousness, you can't compare a 2L engine with a 4L engine.
RPM limit has more to do with engine size than V8 vs L4..
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They should have made it a dramatically ridiculous version of the m3. Something awesome and purely special for the finale. Try and fit one of those v10's in there and slap on some crazy fenders/rims/spoiler/hood and sell it for a pretty penny. go out with a bang.
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They should have made it a dramatically ridiculous version of the m3. Something awesome and purely special for the finale. Try and fit one of those v10's in there and slap on some crazy fenders/rims/spoiler/hood and sell it for a pretty penny. go out with a bang.
And it'll still get smoked by the GT-R. Thus, no point.
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Was waiting for Timpo to post something bout a GT-R.....

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BMW M3
Redline: 8,300rpm

Honda S2000
Redline: 9,000rpm

Bottom line, HONDA RULES

Honda even beats Ferrari's first 9,000rpm car on the road.
Sorry Ferrari, But Honda Beat You To The First Production 9,000 RPM Car
My old low-tech EX250 had a 14,000 rpm redline. Do you really think it's better than the cars you mentioned for this reason?

And you're drawing direct comparisons about what is possible by using a car with the cost of the LFA? That works against your point, doesn't it?
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