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BMW chops M3

2008-01-15 07:09
Leaked images of the BMW 3 Series cabriolet, which is only expected to be unveiled at the March Geneva Motor Show, have surfaced.

The drop-top is powered by the same 309-kW V8 used in the coupe and sedan versions, but its 0-100 km/h time of around 5.3 seconds is marginally slower, largely due to the added weight of the retractable roof.

The cabriolet will reportedly be the first to carry BMW's new seven-speed double clutch transmission.

Similar to the unit used in VW products, the BMW system uses two electronically controlled switches for quicker and smoother gear changes.

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