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Xander

The All New Bmw 3 Series Coupe...

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Hey Guys,

I was bored as at work so I thought I would look into the new BMW 3 Series Coupe :sorcerer: . I caught something on the TV the other night about the engine being a first of its kind or some rubbish :wave: ...maybe for BMW, but not the Australian car market.

Reading the information published on http://www.bmw.com.au/, it states ' ...the first straight-six complete with a twin turbocharger, high-precision fuel injection, and an all-aluminium crankcase.' It produces 225 kws from a twin turbo 3 litre six, which is pretty good and comes with a 6 speed manual or automatic.

As nice as this is, I would still have an R34 GTR, Series 8 RX7 or Twin Turbo Supra over one of these, but hey it looks good. I think the only BMW I would buy, would be the M5/ M6, if I was to buy a BMW.

What are your comments? Would you give up your Skyline or whatever you drive for a BMW 3 Series Coupe? And if you had to buy a BMW what would it be and why?

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I have a list of Three BMWs Id buy.

E46 M3 Super Quick

Latest model M5 Super grunty

Biggest of the Big 760li Super Huge!

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Depends what your into really. The jap cars you metioned are purpose built sports cars, the BMW would be more of a luxury car that hammers... persoanlly i would take a 34GTR over the Beamer, but the TT supra is also pretty temping

But if was to get any beamer it would have to be a 6 series coupe

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I think you'd find that a new 335 Ci coupe would do everything a series 8 rx7 or Twin Turbo supra would do only a lot better.

I drove my r34 around mallala and a guy there had a 325 Ci with sports suspension and it handled better than my stock r34 hands down. It was smoother, better balanced, held it's line better, absorb bumps much better, etc, etc.

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That and the BMW have new car warrenty don't forget, you don't get that with any of your other cars you listed.

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And your getting a car whose engineering was finalised probably some time last year were as supra's were done in 1992 or so.

Cars have come a long way since then. Espically in the suspension department.

And BMW has always made sweet sounding straight 6's with factory exhausts so i imagine the new ones will sound horn.

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Hey Guys,

I was bored as at work so I thought I would look into the new BMW 3 Series Coupe :sorcerer: . I caught something on the TV the other night about the engine being a first of its kind or some rubbish :wave: ...maybe for BMW, but not the Australian car market.

Reading the information published on http://www.bmw.com.au/, it states ' ...the first straight-six complete with a twin turbocharger, high-precision fuel injection, and an all-aluminium crankcase.' It produces 225 kws from a twin turbo 3 litre six, which is pretty good and comes with a 6 speed manual or automatic.

As nice as this is, I would still have an R34 GTR, Series 8 RX7 or Twin Turbo Supra over one of these, but hey it looks good. I think the only BMW I would buy, would be the M5/ M6, if I was to buy a BMW.

What are your comments? Would you give up your Skyline or whatever you drive for a BMW 3 Series Coupe? And if you had to buy a BMW what would it be and why?

Whats your point? You can always get something else...

BMW appeals to a different market... I dont think a guy in his 40s will want to hoon around his wife in a GTR... hes after more class and refinement.

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Whats your point? You can always get something else...

BMW appeals to a different market... I dont think a guy in his 40s will want to hoon around his wife in a GTR... hes after more class and refinement.

thats not his point... obviously it aimed at that market, hence his question:

"Would --> you <-- give up your Skyline or whatever you drive for a BMW 3 Series Coupe?"

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thats not his point... obviously it aimed at that market, hence his question:

"Would --> you <-- give up your Skyline or whatever you drive for a BMW 3 Series Coupe?"

:thumbsup:

Seeing my current financial situation one might consider himself not only unfit to buy a NEW BMW but have a hard time paying for a happy meal :no:

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Seeing my current financial situation one might consider himself not only unfit to buy a NEW BMW but have a hard time paying for a happy meal :thumbsup:

The initial question was not intended to include your current financial situation. It was just thown out there to see if you were to buy a BMW what would it be?

I know BMW's are designed for a specific market. They are designed for people who want a nice comfortable street car that can perform when they need/ want it to. For instance my Dad, who is a rev head and has owned many hot performance cars, chose to buy a Lexus IS200, not because it was fast, but because it was comfortable. Again its a nice car, performance is not bad given it's an NA 2 litre six, but its smooth as, much smoother than my Skyline. I would still have the Skyline over the Lexus.

I guess one day when I have grown up (still waiting and I'm 25) I will want to get something like a BMW over an R34 GTR. but until that day I'll stick with my Skylines.

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ohhh yea... it makes me happy in the pants :sorcerer:

That looks PHAT! ...except the wing on the roof, WTF?!

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Hey Guys,

I was bored as at work so I thought I would look into the new BMW 3 Series Coupe :sorcerer: . I caught something on the TV the other night about the engine being a first of its kind or some rubbish :thumbsup: ...maybe for BMW, but not the Australian car market.

Reading the information published on http://www.bmw.com.au/, it states ' ...the first straight-six complete with a twin turbocharger, high-precision fuel injection, and an all-aluminium crankcase.' It produces 225 kws from a twin turbo 3 litre six, which is pretty good and comes with a 6 speed manual or automatic.

As nice as this is, I would still have an R34 GTR, Series 8 RX7 or Twin Turbo Supra over one of these, but hey it looks good. I think the only BMW I would buy, would be the M5/ M6, if I was to buy a BMW.

What are your comments? Would you give up your Skyline or whatever you drive for a BMW 3 Series Coupe? And if you had to buy a BMW what would it be and why?

Yes, I would give up my stock standard 17 year old R32 skyline GTS-T that cost me less than $10k for a brand new $100k+ twin turbo 335i. This decision would not be a hard one.

As far as BMW's that I would buy (provided I had the money), pretty much any small/medium car (1 series, 3 series, Z series, etc) with a 3.0 litre engine or larger would be considered, or any large car (5 series, 6 series, 7 series, 8 series, X series, etc) with a 3.5 litre engine or larger. The most desirable of all would be any of the following:

M1

2002 turbo

CSL "Batmobile"

E30 M3

E46 M3 CSL

Any M5 or M6

Z8

Dunno if these count...

Rolls Royce Phantom

Mini Cooper S

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That looks PHAT! ...except the wing on the roof, WTF?!

ha! you know what... i didnt even notice it!!!

im blaming it on the doors and rims...

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ha! you know what... i didnt even notice it!!!

im blaming it on the doors and rims...

Loose the wing and I would consider selling my left testicle for that car... but not the right one :thumbsup: .

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Loose the wing and I would consider selling my left testicle for that car... but not the right one :thumbsup: .

i'd be selling my right one for some of the cars HERE... :no:

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i'd be selling my right one for some of the cars HERE... :no:

I'd take one of the 2005 Lamborghini Murcielago and 2006 Mitsubishi Eclipse!! :thumbsup: !! I love the orange, god I wish they imported the Eclipse to Australia.

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