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BMW confirms new M model will be launched this week, but refuses to give details
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15 June 2010

BMW will launch a new M model later this week - but is refusing to disclose its identity.

All that has been confirmed is that the model will be on sale in the US only, and that the car will be unveiled on Thursday.

The company has also released three close up pictures of the car, which appear to suggest it is a BMW M3 derivative.

Details given away by the pictures include the car's 19-inch alloys, taken from the new Competition Package, a two-tone black-and-red leather interior and a dual-clutch gearbox.

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Citytiger 16 June 2010

Re: New BMW M3 launch this week

JacobE wrote:


So a manual gearbox for the M5 and M6 in US markets is presumably an insignificant engineering change?
Or would that be "Das 7-Gang SMG Drivelogic im BMW M6 Coupé." of the German version


[url]http://www.bmw.de/de/de/newvehicles/mseries/m6/2004/allfacts/engine_smg_...


or would that be the "7-speed Sequential Manual Gearbox (SMG) with drivelogic" of the US version you are referring to


[url]http://www.bmwusa.com/standard/content/vehicles/2010/m/m6coupe/features_...

Citytiger 16 June 2010

Re: New BMW M3 launch this week

JacobE wrote:


So a manual gearbox for the M5 and M6 in US markets is presumably an insignificant engineering change?
Would that be the same 7-speed Sequential Manual Gearbox (SMG) with drivelogic as the UK version? [url]http://www.autocar.co.uk/CarReviews/RoadTestsHistory/BMW-6-Series-M6/217...

ianf 15 June 2010

Re: New BMW M3 launch this week

Dunster, my wishes too, but the in last picture you can see the rear side window: coupe/cab by the looks of it.

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