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Old 08-30-2007, 08:42 PM
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See I had this whole plan to get a cheap daily driver after the MINI dies, so I can save money and be without a car payment, but now I am reconsidering.....
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Old 08-30-2007, 09:17 PM
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I'd be a little afraid of the SMG anyway, since it's not really designed to be used at the track, nor is it affordable to fix if something breaks.

Regarding the engine in the current M coupe/roadster, that would be seriously surprising. The current M coupe/roadster uses the S54 engine out of the E46 M3 and the last of the Z3 M Coupes.
sure they will... that s54 is a fantastic engine and they would probably only have a few things to change around. They surely won't be able to fit the new 8 in there... the twin turbo engine barely fits!

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Back on up... bigger brakes than the upcoming M3? They look huge, but I can't imagine them being bigger than those on the new M3. Either way, I don't think there'll be much of a market for big brake kits for the 1-series.
yeah... they are like .1 inch larger in diameter... they happen to be manufactured for them by a major mfg starting with a B
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Now that really sucks. How similar mechanically is the 1-series to the 3-series? Do you think it would it be possible to bolt in an E46 or E92 LSD?
from what I've been told, the 1 is sort of a cross between the two and I'm sure the rear will be the same as one of them. I'd prefer it to be more E46 just because there are so many options for that car already!
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Old 08-30-2007, 09:20 PM
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wow those are some serious brakes......so do you think this thing will be competing with the EVO/STi crowd?
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Old 08-30-2007, 09:23 PM
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I'd say yes... I'd pick that over the STi or EVO personally. It will also absolutely kill the g37 and 350z.
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sure they will... that s54 is a fantastic engine and they would probably only have a few things to change around. They surely won't be able to fit the new 8 in there... the twin turbo engine barely fits!
That would be incredible, but they've been on this "Efficient Dynamics" kick lately, so having a powerful, heavy, naturally-aspirated engine from the previous generation seems a bit unlikely to me, considering the car that is essentially 1.5 generations ahead of the E46. If you say so, though. I'm down! I'd probably take the S54 engine over the twin-turbo setup, weight-be-damned. It's got a cast iron block (vs aluminum on the twin-turbo), it's NA, and it's a beast.

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yeah... they are like .1 inch larger in diameter... they happen to be manufactured for them by a major mfg starting with a B

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from what I've been told, the 1 is sort of a cross between the two and I'm sure the rear will be the same as one of them. I'd prefer it to be more E46 just because there are so many options for that car already!
Agreed. That would be awesome. I want one of those fancy diffs with all the fins coming off of it.

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Old 08-30-2007, 09:32 PM
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so yeah....
http://www.1addicts.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1186
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I registered when I posted that last week when the first thread was started - where'd it go, by the way..
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Old 08-31-2007, 03:12 AM
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I'm pretty sure your thread was merged with the other 1 series thread that was already in progress.
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Old 08-31-2007, 04:49 AM
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somewhere between 2900 and 3000 lbs would be my guess. They haven't released anything that I could find with the exact number, so that is based on the current 1 series hatch weights.
You really think that low? It's only about 6" shorter than the 3 series.

I can't wait to see this in person. I hope it has the same "look" as the new M-coupe.
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Old 08-31-2007, 06:58 AM
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somewhere between 2900 and 3000 lbs would be my guess. They haven't released anything that I could find with the exact number, so that is based on the current 1 series hatch weights.
Gabe (MotoringFile) mentioned a number that is fairly heavy, like 3200 lbs. He said it is heavier than the 3 series wagon he currently owns (older model).
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Congrats on being recognised for an awesome write up on 1addicts.com too, Tom! (It is the same one that's on here - but still awesome nonetheless)...

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Old 08-31-2007, 12:04 PM
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Tom (theroyalwe),

I saw your picture and comments about rear seat room and wanted to ask a question about it. When you had the front seat adjusted so you could fit comfortably in the rear seat, would you also have been able to fit comfortably in the front seat? I am 6'1" and in an E46 if I have the front seat adjusted so that I can fit in the rear, I still can fit comfortably in the front seat.

Thanks for the great info.
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Old 08-31-2007, 12:09 PM
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Gabe (MotoringFile) mentioned a number that is fairly heavy, like 3200 lbs. He said it is heavier than the 3 series wagon he currently owns (older model).
Yeah, I'd be REALLY surprised if the car came in <3100 lbs.
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Old 08-31-2007, 02:39 PM
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Tom (theroyalwe),

I saw your picture and comments about rear seat room and wanted to ask a question about it. When you had the front seat adjusted so you could fit comfortably in the rear seat, would you also have been able to fit comfortably in the front seat? I am 6'1" and in an E46 if I have the front seat adjusted so that I can fit in the rear, I still can fit comfortably in the front seat.

Thanks for the great info.
I could have sat easily in the front seat but my knees would have been closer to the dash than I normally like. It would work, but a long drive like that would get annoying. Of course it's hard to tell exactly because I had to use the seat fwd/back button to move it a few inches forward and exit the vehicle from the back. I can't be sure I put it back quite as far as I had it.

I do know that another guy, around 6' got in and said it wasn't bad.
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