Originally Posted by davesaddiction
Man, I would love to have been a fly on the wall in the ///M and AMG meetings when the engineers were told that some of these cars were going to be badged like this. Just goes to show, even in some of the best jobs, you still have to eventually accept that someone else is the boss and their decision is how it's going to be, regardless of how much you disagree.
Fans like us care, but I can only imagine how frustrating it is for some of them, especially the old timers.
To the ///M engineers' credit, when given a directive (that they probably disagreed with), they go to work and make a fat pig like the X6 actually perform like an M.
Engineer here and you are so right. If it were me, I would bitch and moan about how it doesn't technically have the parts for the M, but money is money.
I like the idea of a debadged M3. That would look mean, and as someone else stated, only car enthusiasts will notice either way.