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      01-31-2020, 06:58 AM   #2663
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Wonder if the G42 M245i or M240i will be RWD or Xdrive...
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      01-31-2020, 07:30 AM   #2664
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Well, I wouldn't expect any of this as long as the current FAAR platform is used, as it has been developed and engineered for a max power output of ~300hp.
I'm pretty skeptical of some line-in-the-sand cutoff at ~300hp. If the market calls for a performance PHEV model making a little more than 300hp, I'm sure there's a reasonable way to achieve that with the current generation vehicles.

Based on what I've read, the impetus for the new platform is lower costs and better packaging for electric models.

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Wonder if the G42 M245i or M240i will be RWD or Xdrive...
I'd guess the answer is "yes". In other words, both will be available. As long as they are still making RWD M*40i 3 Series and 4 Series models (and they are), I don't see why they wouldn't do the same for the 2 Series Coupe. Now, whether the RWD model is available in all regions is a separate question. For example, the RWD M340i sedan isn't available in many countries, and I'd guess the same will hold for the upcoming RWD M440i coupe and convertible.
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      01-31-2020, 08:31 AM   #2665
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I just hope the M245i will be available with a manual transmission.
I suspect that a rwd will be a 6 speed and awd with the ZF8
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      01-31-2020, 08:35 AM   #2666
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I suspect that a rwd will be a 6 speed and awd with the ZF8
Once the F2x and F3x end, the B58 + 6MT is almost surely into the history books.

S58 + 6MT is what's left. Once that's gone, it's all done.
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      01-31-2020, 08:35 AM   #2667
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I had the current generation M235 (2014), loved it. Replaced it with M340 xdrive which is amazing. New generation M235/240 with same engine will be a beast
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      02-01-2020, 04:34 AM   #2668
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Please explain about SOP, Im going to order G05. March SOP means from beginning of the month? Or could it be any date during March? Thanks!
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      02-04-2020, 02:38 PM   #2669
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Any one around Cambridge MA see what looked like a fully camo'd / red 3 series cruising around today?

I couldn't grab a very good pic, but I have no idea why they would bother with Camo on a 3 series now after it just came out.
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      02-06-2020, 06:09 AM   #2670
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ynguldyn , do you still have G31 LCI 530e as production start in July?

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      02-14-2020, 07:01 AM   #2671
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Once the F2x and F3x end, the B58 + 6MT is almost surely into the history books.

S58 + 6MT is what's left. Once that's gone, it's all done.
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      02-15-2020, 12:18 AM   #2672
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Once the F2x and F3x end, the B58 + 6MT is almost surely into the history books.

S58 + 6MT is what's left. Once that's gone, it's all done.
B58/S58 and the future G87 M2/M2C (2023): hm, N55/S55 of F87 M2/M2C déjà-vu likelihood or straightaway a detuned S58 of the G80 M3 / G82 M4 ?
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      02-15-2020, 06:34 AM   #2673
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F87 M2/M2C déjà-vu likelihood or straightaway a detuned S58 of the G80 M3 / G82 M4 ?
I strongly suspect they’ll use the S58 in the G87 from the start because it allows them to go to a single I6 + 6MT configuration that covers everything. In fact, the business case for keeping the manual M cars for a (presumably) final generation was likely built around sharing the same engine/transmission across the three (M2/M3/M4) vehicle programs.
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      02-21-2020, 11:21 AM   #2674
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Is there a chance of an X3 20e, similar to the 320e, coming up as well? There is no corresponding X3 18i (I assume the 318i is the basis for the 320e), but I am not sure that would be a requirement, as it seems to mainly be a detuned 20i.
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      02-23-2020, 03:47 PM   #2675
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CS is the one we've known about for a long time, and it's coming soon. The timeframe mentioned a few posts higher seems plausible. The name of the new special version I don't know yet.
Makes me wonder if the Futura 2000 M2 Competition was the special M2 version.
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      02-28-2020, 04:53 AM   #2676
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M2 G87 - SOP is indeed 2023 (as stated in main posting)
It's coming with S58 engine (very reliable source).
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      03-07-2020, 01:06 PM   #2678
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ynguldyn can you say anything about the 48V tech in the UKL/FAAR cars, like the X1/X2 or the 1er? From your list it seems none of them get introduced this year, so I am wondering whether BMW has technical problems fitting them and/or they are tied to the CLAR platform (or the ZF HP8?) for some reason?
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      03-24-2020, 04:02 PM   #2679
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Is the G20 330e PHEV not coming to the U.S.?
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      03-24-2020, 05:32 PM   #2680
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Is the G20 330e PHEV not coming to the U.S.?
https://g20.bimmerpost.com/forums/sh....php?t=1687735
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      03-27-2020, 04:34 PM   #2681
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ynguldyn : do you have any ideia if this covid crisis will delay all SOP planned for 2020. Namely, do you think July models will be delayed?
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