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      09-28-2011, 05:26 PM   #12
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Originally Posted by radiantm3 View Post
And people wonder why BMW (and other companies) like to keep pre-production products hidden from the public until they are ready. People are so quick to judge.

Imagine if the first M3 prototype leak was a drawing on a napkin:

"What?? The next generation M3 will be made out of paper?? That's it, I'm moving onto Porsche!"

While I agree with you, I do think some leaks are intentional to gauge basic reactions. For instance, if a photo were leaked and the public was unanimous in its dislike for the hood design, then I am sure BMW will take those reactions back to their designers to see if design changes should be made.