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      11-26-2012, 01:48 AM   #42
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Drives: 11 E90 M3 Individual
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2004 BMW M3  [4.50]
2011 BMW E90 M3  [5.00]
2013 BMW 328i  [5.00]
I think all are missing the point. BMW needs to continue to sell more cars to avoid being bought out and becoming a part of an automotive group. The figure is about 2 million cars per year. What's worse? Becoming a part of the Volkswagen Auto Group...aka the VAG?

So what if they need to stretch the M badge a bit. Unless you haven't owned a non-m car over that past decade, you will notice many non-m's have ///M badges in different places. Wheels, shifters, door sills?

I could say all of us E9X owners have poseur cars and don't have a true M car. IIRC, GmbH started making race cars and only sold cars through retail dealers to meet homologation requirements. 3.0CSL, M1, E12 M5, and the E30 M3?

So get off your M badge high horse, sell your fake E9x M3 and then go buy a homologated race car, a REAL M car. Not your 414hp luxo-barge.
2015 F34 328iX GT Glacier Silver
2011 E90 M3 Monte Carlo Blue
2004 E46 M3 Imola Red