It's a bit sad but it's a good move to make more money for the company. And as others have pointed out, making more money might give them more R&D to pump out higher performance cars like CSL, GTS versions. Looking on the bright side, this is still a better move to help them stay as an independent car company than loosing market share/money and eventually being bought out by others. How would others here feel about BMW being owned by the VW group or some other auto group from China?
And to answer OP's question, nope, not thinking about debadging for this reason. I might for the cleaner look in the back though.
Last edited by e92zero; 11-21-2012 at 12:34 PM.