Many folks have already "fixed" this thing, and I would normally never try to (I have an insane amount of respect for car designers) but I really feel like this gives you everything you already have without making something so disproportionate. Its quick and dirty but it's an improvement IMO.
Last edited by TheDarkEnergist; 09-23-2020 at 04:48 PM.
I watched the carwow vid and my reaction was not as bad as when I first saw the concept photos. The M grille in all black definitely works better.
The euro cars in the carwow vid have the plate breaking it up. I think in US spec where states have no front plate law, the front is going to be ungainly. I figure there will be some aftermarket fixes available like that photoshop up above. I do like the rest of the car.
1986 3.2 Carrera Mini-build thread:
1973 Pro-Touring Camaro build thread:
The S55 in the F82 M3 was originally factory rated at "414hp" but frequently dynoed, bone stock, at over 400 rwhp. It was actually producing 460-480hp at the crank.
My guess is that this new M3 (NON competition version) will dyno at approximately 470 rwhp, or 550+ crank horsepower. That's my guess. And with the new M5 (which is well over 100 crank horsepower underrated) as a guide, it wouldn't surprise me.
EDIT: Also keep in mind that the B58 in the M340i dynos close to 450 crank horsepower. So you know the "470hp" rating on the new M3 is a bunch of underrated BS.
Yea, German HP ratings are more of a suggestion than anything. BMW already seems to get more out of an actual HP figure than everyone else (I remember the E46 330Ci being as fast as the G35 Coupe with 60 less HP), so this thing is going to be a ****ing rocket.
The new M3 has the same base price as the X3M.
So assuming option pricing is consistent, you should be able to get a 6M RWD M3 sedan with the executive package, nice leather, and an actual paint color for ~$75,000 MSRP. All things considered, forgetting about the snout, that isn't as terribly expensive as I had feared.
This car went from something that I kind of thought of as a joke to something that I might seriously be interested in ordering . . . except for the damn snout. COME ON! Maybe in black or dark grey I can live with it