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      07-29-2012, 10:03 PM   #13

Drives: E46 ///M3 JB/CB
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Interesting. I like hearing that the N55 will be "EXTENSIVELY" reworked for the M3 and subsequently the X4M

I do think the carbon roof is counterintuitive for a SAV. Its already jacked up by nature so clearly a low center of gravity is not in the vehicles formula. The people who buy an SAV are most likely not concerned about a low center of gravity either. Theyre probably looking for comfort, utility, and speed.

The carbon roof is a good sign though. If it is going to be thrown so frivolously on these SAVs then BMW must anticipate reaching a level where manufacturing CFRP is cost effective. Hopefully that means we'll see it used more extensively in upcoming vehicles.

I think the X4M will be a popular vehicle.

Scott. When are we suppose to be seeing the X3M? In 2014?