M3 Four Door Lightweight Not Coming to the US

Last winter at Detroit we had the chance to interview BMWNA M Brand Manager Matt Russell. This time it was our friends at Bimmerpost who got the chance to sit down with the man behind the reins at M. So let ‘s get down to what was said. First off the four door lightweight M3 won ‘t be coming to the US. Why? We ‘ll let Mr. Russell ‘s response do the rest of the talking:

Reason being that there is not much time left to build E90 M3 and also the homologation issue. Having said that, we always take a look at the componentry that they offer on some of these special editions like the GTS and like this sedan, and we try to see if there ‘s anything we can use or make fit here in the States that would be easier to homologate. It ‘s difficult to get things federalized for sale in the US.

A couple other things worth noting. As we ‘ve reported (and spoken about on BimmerCasts), if you want a E90 four door M3 you ‘ll want to get in touch with your dealers soon. We may not see a 2012 model year for the car. However Mr. Russell didn ‘t rule out a four door version of the next M3. It seems it ‘s been a reliable seller for M and they see a future for the car.

What about the 1M being sold out? While it ‘s very very close apparently there are a few out there if you look hard enough.

You can head over to Bimmerpost for the full interview.

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  • Adam

    Well that was predictable, I find it odd that in Europe the safety standards are higher than here in the US and yet many cars over there are sold with carbon seats, harnesses, no airbags (pagani zonda), no ABS (TVR’s) while here in the US they can’t be imported.

    Well with the US in rapid decline thanks in no small part to a new, very liberal government and financial system in tatters we all might have extra motivation for relocating to the EU.

  • 1addicts135i

    WOW. Big surprise. Like we didn’t see that one coming after the GTS Coupe didn’t make it here.

    friends at BP? haha

  • JonPD

    Typical ///M bs have to say, gets a little old knowing that the US (///Ms largest market) gets continuously left out. While no fan of four doors personally I do have little patience for this lame response time after time, after time (ad nauseam).

  • Ellinara

    shafted

  • Buckeye

    Let me know who has a 1M, I don’t have time to call every dealership in the US. Thanks