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These new spy shots from the photographic ether known as the Brenda Priddy organization show the next-gen BMW M3 in retractable droptop form โ€” a vehicle some say should reside near poseur (or footballer) in the Merriam-Webster/OED. Still, it's the first we've seen of the 400+hp hard(ish) top model, though it won't likely be the last; the final version is allegedly set for an unveiling in Frankfurt next year, following nine months of increasingly frequent sightings and subsequent long-lens photography.

SPY PHOTOS: BMW M3 Coupe Undisguised [World Car Fans]

More on the BMW M3 [internal]