Don't let the bastards grind you down.
Idk though, never talked to BMW suits, just designworks ones.
The Comp package will likely be a $7k upgrade (like it is on the X3 M). Add in another $6,000 of leather/paint/tech options, and I bet an M3 Comp will be ~$85,000.
Now, if you tick the boxes next to Carbon Ceramic brakes and other such stuff, then yes, $100k will be possible.
But it was also possible to get the F80/F82 within striking distance of $100k.
In the fact, using inflation adjusted dollars, the new M3 is actually cheaper than the F80/F82 when released.
Negative comments to various pics posted by BMW M to their Insta account are piling up FAST, outweigh any positive ones about 10/1. It's more brutal than I remember the backlash being when the Bangle designs started hitting the streets.. and rightfully so IMHO.
'19 Golf R
'08 Z4 M Coupé
I just thought that BMW said the large grill would be for coupes only. Why does the m3 have it. I would've preferred a sleeper M3 and bonkers M4. that would seem to cover all bases like bmw is trying to do.
I actually like the grille on it's own, it's the way it has been integrated that might be questionable. they should've put this on the z4 - it would work better on a car with a lower hood
Last edited by JMBII; 09-23-2020 at 06:19 AM.
Never been an M3 guy (I drive an M5) but the Shmee video is giving me hope. The car in the video looks like a concept car rather than the real deal. The designers really did a good job with the body and all the accents. I'm already getting used to the new front grille so it really doesn't bother me (so long as they don't bring it to the M5) but I think this car will age well. The only downside is that the front looks horrible with any license plate, not just American.
It's weird. I always reacted badly to new BMW design languages throughout the years. I hated the E60 when it came out, thought the F30 was weird and was not a fan of the G20. But ended up warming up to all of them eventually in the right trim/color combo.
I can already feel it happening with the new M3/4 also. Thought it looked atrocious in the spy pics/leaks. Now it looks "bad, but not terrible" in these Carwow and Shmee videos. I wouldn't be surprised if I end up liking it in the flesh. TBH, everything looks pretty good apart from the front.
Current: 2010 W204 C63
Past: 2x MK7 Golf GTI, 1x MK7 Golf 1.4 TSI, 1x MK6 Jetta GLI
Weight: 3850 lbs (wonder how accurate that is, since the M340iX is 3,968 lbs)
Weight: 3.957 lbs
MSRP: $75,000 (2000 dollars)
The M3 is warming on me, I view this as a baby M5, which in a couple years (5-6) is what I'll want for a daily. I'm having more of an issue with the G70 that I cannot unsee in the front quarter from the headlight back to the front door. I'm getting the feeling this will turn out like every other generation, get attacked at first, and then people get used to it and like it. I remember hating F series cars when they first debuted....and now I own one.
The M4 on the other hand just falls flat for me.