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      02-10-2011, 10:17 PM   #8
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Since the F30 3 series won't be available until well into 2012, it is safe to assume that the E90 3 series will be produced into the beginning of 2012 as well. Furthermore, it is a sure thing that the F30 3 series will start a brand new model year, i.e. it will not carry the same model year designation as the final year E90.

These two probable facts mean that there must be a MY2012 E90 planned and thus the F30 must then be MY2013. This will be similar to the E46->E90 changeover - a very short MY 2005 for the E46 sedan starting in September 2004, with the E90 MY 2006 starting in March 2005.

Given this, I am skeptical that the E90 M3 will not be available for MY 2012 as has been suggested. Why discontinue it months before the 3 series sedan goes out of production?