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  #121  
Old 10-13-2005, 02:31 AM
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I like the proportions, this is shaping up to be a real looker IMO.
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Old 10-14-2005, 09:06 PM
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According to this article, BMW will no longer offer coupe and convertible as separate versions; instead, a coupe-cabriolet version will replace them next fall:

http://www.edmunds.com/insidel...07580

No more separate coupe and convertible...

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Old 10-14-2005, 09:13 PM
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Actually if you go back in this thread, BMW was still deciding whether it would have both the coupe and cabrio and also a CC car. In the end I guess the regular 3er coupe is coming, and a 4 series which is the CC.
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Old 10-15-2005, 10:39 AM
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Actually if you go back in this thread, BMW was still deciding whether it would have both the coupe and cabrio and also a CC car. In the end I guess the regular 3er coupe is coming, and a 4 series which is the CC.

There will be E92 coupe and E93 cabrio with metal folding roof (aka coupe-cabrio), both labeled as 3-series.

Initial plan was to introduce 4-series label for E92 and E93, then only E93 was to be named 4er, and now 4er name is axed. Final decision was made upon marketing reasons.

Scott26 said BMW may introduce yet unknown model under 4er name in the future.

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Old 10-15-2005, 11:29 AM
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So the canvas roof variant is gone then? I think a metal roof is still pretty good, and BMW will probably come up with some weight saving techniques to ensure it isnt overweight and performs well.
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Old 10-15-2005, 11:54 AM
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So the canvas roof variant is gone then? I think a metal roof is still pretty good, and BMW will probably come up with some weight saving techniques to ensure it isnt overweight and performs well.

Correct, canvas top is gone in 3-series. Metal one is claim to be of aluminim, with unique folding mechanism - result of that is significant weight saving, and preservation of notorious 50:50 wegiht distribution.

3er CC will also be more pricey than current 3er cabrio. Therefore BMW will introduce cheaper 2er cabrio with canvas roof a year later (in 2007).

Scott should confirm that ...


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Old 10-15-2005, 01:40 PM
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Is cancellation of 4 series name definitiv ?
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Old 10-15-2005, 01:50 PM
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i'm confused...

is it hard top convertible then???

or it a regular looking coupe, but the top comes off manually to become a convertible?....like the ford thunderbird

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Old 10-15-2005, 02:04 PM
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come on BMW just reveal the new 3er coupe/convertibles so the confusion ends
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Old 10-15-2005, 02:17 PM
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i'm confused...

is it hard top convertible then???

or it a regular looking coupe, but the top comes off manually to become a convertible?....like the ford thunderbird

yes, you seem very confused indeed.

3er CC will be a 3er cabrio with automatic metal folding roof. Do you understand now?

Btw, CC (coupe-cabrio) label is widely used in Europe for cabrios with metal folding roof.

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Is cancellation of 4 series name definitiv ?

Yes. E92 and E93 (coupe and CC) will be badged as 3er. It has something to do with marketing reasons (too strong 3-series name/brand cachet, marketing costs, etc). In simple words: BMW could go with 4er, but they realised it would be safer, simplier and cheaper to stick to 3er label.

But scott26 said that BMW will save the 4er label for yet unknown future model - not necessary based on 3er platform.

3er Coupe press launch is scheduled for December 2005, and 3er CC ~ 6 months later (~ May 2006).



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