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Re: I may be nitpicking but...(more) (archive)

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Posted by Darren M on November 14, 2000 at 16:22:45:

In Reply to: I may be nitpicking but...(more) posted by Jon on November 14, 2000 at 10:56:39:

Dont forget, BMW naturally are conservative about their ccars performance. Do you really think they would launch an M-Compact that does 0-60 in 7 seconds with the aim of it being a competitor to the WRX? I dont think so personally 8-)

Maybe its just gossip, but if they do intend to release an M compact to compete with a Scoob and/or similar cars I`m sure BMW will have some tricks planned!

Darren M

1. 1990 and 1991 E30 M3s had 4cyl engines too as well as the 318i ti etc. as late as 1999.

2. It would not compete with a WRX with 220hp and a 7 sec. 0-60.

I just point out these two errors because they bring the validity of the rest of the information into question.


M- Compact due 2003. (14th Nov)

BMW are to bring out a stunning 220 Bhp M Version of the 3-Series Compact.

Due in 2003 the M-Compact it will feature a highly tuned new 2.0 Litre NG Engine, that translates to 110 Bhp per litre.

The Engine marks BMW's return to the 4-cylinder unit. The last foru-pot was used in the E30 M3 in 1989.

Expect 0-60 well below 7.0 secs & Top Speed at over 140 Mph. The M-Compact is expected to cost approx. 25,000.

It will feature a full length sunroof as an option like the Mercedes C-Class coupe.

It will have to compete against Audi's A3 & Subaru Impreza's WRX.

Standard Compact to make debut at the Geneva Motor show in March 2001.

Possible that a 2.0 Litre diesel will also join the line up.

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