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      11-04-2020, 10:35 AM   #1
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G80 M3 & G82 M4 Start of Production! - Video & Details

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Production start for iconic sports car at BMW Group’s Munich plant

The new BMW M3 delivers extremely dynamic driving pleasure in everyday traffic and on the racetrack. On a single line: Entire BMW 3 Series range produced at the parent plant. Newly developed carbon bucket seats produced in-house.

This week sees the start of series production of the new BMW M3 at BMW Group Plant Munich. 35 years after the debut of the very first BMW M3, BMW M GmbH presented the latest generation of its high-performance cars in the premium mid-size segment in September: the new BMW M3 and the new BMW M4. Earlier this week, series production started at the BMW Group plant in Munich. “We are very pleased to be producing the new BMW M3 at our parent plant going forward,” commented Plant Director Robert Engelhorn. “It’s such an iconic car and has many fans among our team at the plant, me included.”

The arrival of the new BMW M3 completes the 3 Series range at the Munich plant. From the 3 Series Sedan and 3 Series Touring to the M3, including all plug-in hybrid, petrol and diesel engines – all models and drive variants are made on the same line. “The integration of the M3 went absolutely smoothly. We benefitted from the vast experience gained with previous generations of BMW M vehicles,” explained Robert Engelhorn. The BMW M4 was produced in Munich until well into the spring; it has now found its new home at the Dingolfing plant. This has meant that the stand-alone assembly process for the CFRP roof of the M4 Coupe, for example, could also be adopted for the new M3. At the Munich plant’s in-house seat production where the newly developed M carbon bucket seats are manufactured, on the other hand, totally new manual workflows are being introduced. The hood and the side panels of the M3 are also handcrafted and assembled manually.

The market launch of the new BMW M3 and the BMW M4 Coupe will begin in March 2021. In addition to the stand-alone vehicle concepts of a sedan with room for five passengers and a four-seater coupe, the drive technology also offers room for individuality: Both new BMW M models are powered by a high-revving inline-six engine with M TwinPower Turbo technology and with two different power delivery levels available. A unique option in the segment is that the high-performance sports cars can be equipped with a 6-speed manual transmission. Other options include an 8-speed M Steptronic transmission with Drivelogic and the intelligent M xDrive all-wheel drive system as an alternative to the traditional rear-wheel drive. For the first time in the history of the BMW M3 and BMW M4 models, an all-wheel drive system will be available from summer 2021 onwards.

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Dingolfing innovations: three new BMW models from the BMW 530e Touring to the BMW M4 Coupé.
November is the start-up time at the BMW Group Plant Dingolfing. Today, Monday, three new vehicle models are celebrating their "premiere", i.e. their official start of series production: From the BMW 530e Touring (fuel consumption in l / 100 km (weighted combined): 2.0-1.8; CO2 emissions in g / km ( weighted combined): 46-42; power consumption in kWh / 100 km (weighted combined): 16.1-15.4) via the elegant, dynamic BMW 4 Series Convertible to the BMW M4 Coupé (fuel consumption in l / 100 km (combined) : 10.8; CO2 emissions in g / km (combined): 248) with racing genes, the spectrum of innovations extends, plus the BMW 545e xDrive Sedan (combined fuel consumption: 2.3 - 2.2 l / 100 km; combined power consumption: 16.3 - 15.8 kWh / 100 km; combined CO2 emissions from fuel:

"We are once again showing what we mean by" Power of Choice ". We give our customers the choice of which vehicle concept and engine they want. Our promise is always the same: typical brand driving pleasure and maximum drive efficiency" says the Dingolfing plant manager Christoph Schröder. Thanks to the flexible production structures in the plant, all three "newcomers" in Dingolfing are built on one and the same assembly line - together with other models of the BMW 3, 4, 5 and 6 series. This means that production can always respond to global customer demand and be up to date also shift between the models.

The BMW M4 Coupé and the BMW 4 Series Convertible add new additions to the BMW 4 Series family

In total, with the November novelties this year - despite the Corona-related production restrictions in spring, eight new BMW models have already been launched at the Dingolfing plant. One focus was on the models of the new BMW 4 Series. The BMW 4 Series Coupé celebrated its start of production in July and has been on sale at dealerships since October. In November, the BMW 4 Series Convertible and the BMW M4 Coupé are now adding to the BMW 4 Series family. Both models will be launched in the spring of next year and will be built in Dingolfing for the first time. In addition to its extroverted design, the BMW 4 Series Convertible is characterized by increased driving dynamics and agility. It also has a new, highly innovative fabric hood that not only saves weight and offers more luggage space, but also opens within 18 seconds and creates an elegant silhouette when closed. The BMW M4 Coupé, on the other hand, should live up to its reputation as a high-performance coupé with M-specific chassis components and options such as the carbon bucket seat and the up to 510 hp in-line six-cylinder engine with M TwinPower Turbo technology.

Plug-in hybrid versions of the BMW 5 Series Touring and BMW 545e xDrive Sedan and as other e-models from Dingolfing

On the other hand, the electrification of the product portfolio is progressing with the new start-ups. In addition to the previous plug-in hybrid versions of the BMW 7 Series and BMW 5 Series Sedan, a third electrified model, the BMW 5 Series Touring, will roll off the assembly line from November. This integrates the hybrid technology with almost the same luggage compartment volume.

In addition, the new BMW 545e xDrive Sedan is an additional PHEV variant with a six-cylinder in-line engine.

This means that five plug-in hybrid models will be available from the BMW 5 Series alone. The proportion of electrified vehicles in total production in Dingolfing is just under 10 percent.
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I still don't understand how they started production early November but market launch is not until March!
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I still don't understand how they started production early November but market launch is not until March!
"Market launch" can mean alot of different things, could be as basic as the beginning of a coordinated marketing campaign or release of embargoed test drives.

Based on the fact we are getting lease rates and us dealers have confirmed prod dates starting in dec (maybe others have seen earlier) bmw expects cars on the ground sooner rather than later
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      11-04-2020, 12:19 PM   #4
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Cool video!

My local dealership's HEA allocations were sold. They had two cars with Dec production dates and another car with a Jan production date.
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Great video! I look forward to reviews, release and feedback. Putting the grilles aside what is the rear herniation of the car around exhaust all about?
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I saw/sat in the M3 Competition yesterday. Grille better in real life. Seats felt great. Paint is pretty spectacular.
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I had no idea they were building the G80 in Munich. Recall that the F80 was built in Regensburg with the F33 and F83. I had presumed that the tight coupling between the M3 and M4 was due at least partly to this shared assembly plant. But they are building it with the 3 Series now (as you would naturally assume would make the most sense).

Furthermore, the 4 Series Coupe and M4 Coupe have also moved from Munich to Dingolfing while the 4 Series Convertible has moved from Regensburg to Dingolfing. I wonder if the M4 Convertible will also be built there or if it will stay in Regensburg.

Some of this reshuffling could be related to the pandemic. But certainly there is obvious logic in building the 3 Series and M3 together as well as the 4 Series and M4 together. Maybe for next generation the M3 will finally be allowed to launch within twelve months of the 3 Series rather than waiting over two years to launch with the M4. Or maybe not.
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At least they gave us some insight on how to service the engine after warranty...remove the spider web of cross-braces first.

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Who knew that the 5 series wagon would be the best looker of the bunch?!
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Who knew that the 5 series wagon would be the best looker of the bunch?!
And be smaller than the M4

Obviously horizontal lens distortion taken that the G23 looks like a Mini but still.
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The new editing/filming gives me a headache (same as the crappy ads). Shaky and the constant zooming. It's like they hired a teenager trying too hard to be artsy.
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Rumor has it that the technicians have been using their masks to cover their eyes when working on the front of the new M3/4.
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Maybe for next generation the M3 will finally be allowed to launch within twelve months of the 3 Series rather than waiting over two years to launch with the M4. Or maybe not.
Highly doubt the market launch for the M3 would ever launch after the series production is released. The M3/M4 development is joined at the hip, as BMW AG needs to wait for the outgoing M4 EOP, then release the series production 4, then coupled M3/M4. Just like the X3M/X4M and X5M/X6M are always released jointly after the respective X4/X6.
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The new editing/filming gives me a headache (same as the crappy ads). Shaky and the constant zooming. It's like they hired a teenager trying too hard to be artsy.
The music is awful, this video is geared for 1980's MTV.
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I saw/sat in the M3 Competition yesterday. Grille better in real life. Seats felt great. Paint is pretty spectacular.
Where? What color?
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Highly doubt the market launch for the M3 would ever launch after the series production is released.
I certainly agree that it's unlikely. Even less so now that SUVs are where all the volume is. Nevertheless unfortunate though.

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The M3/M4 development is joined at the hip, as BMW AG needs to wait for the outgoing M4 EOP, then release the series production 4, then coupled M3/M4. Just like the X3M/X4M and X5M/X6M are always released jointing after the respective X4/X6.
But notably not the M5/M6. This allowed the F90 to come less than a year after the G30. Not only does this provide it more time on the market, but it also avoids the awkward tight turn-around from initial release to LCI. Of course the M6 is now the M8 which makes separation seem more natural, but the staggered release was there before the name change.

The X products feature a slightly different production model since the even and odd numbered models share an LCI.
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