Originally Posted by SehrSchnell
We know the paint is thin... the paint was thin on my Porsche, and Mercedes. Nothing new here...
My Turbo and my GT2 had thicker paint than 4.5 mils.
Even older BMW's have thicker paint than the M3, cars less than 8 years older than the M3.
Cost cutting is all well and good, like not painting the underside of the panels whereas back in the E34 and E30 days they did. But thinning the paint has a direct impact on the durability.