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      09-09-2009, 11:07 PM   #21
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Drives: 2017 G30 540i M Sport
Join Date: May 2007
Location: SoCal

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  • ample use of lightweight materials : carbon fiber and aluminum structure and magnesium chassis parts Separates the Z10 from competition
  • being engineered as a coupe and roadster form, both in 2+2 arrangement with more interior room than a Porsche 911 Like the choices
  • target weight of approximately 3300 pounds C'mon BMW - you can do better
  • Potential engines:
    • 3.0L twin-turbo straight six cylinder engine outputting 450hp / 350lb-ft torque (uprated version of the engine that will power the next generation M3) Sweet - like the torque, want to see the torque curve
    • twin-turbo V6 engine
  • 8 speed DCT transmission Fell in love with the M3 DCT during the 2009 M-Power Tour
  • integrated AC motor/generator and lithium-ion batteries Tesla?
  • thermal-management system to improve overall performance efficiency by preheating lubricants with exhaust gas and restricting internal airflow WTF?
  • active control of ride height, spoilers, and aero components for maximum aerodynamics OK
  • approximate cost: $110,000 In 2015 dollars?
  • release date: late 2014 / early 2015 Bring it in...bring it in

G30 540i M Sport
Hers F36 428i Gran Coupe