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      01-28-2010, 06:51 PM   #62
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Originally Posted by Levi View Post
UNLESS------> M3 ZCP faster than RS5
BMW maybe did not want to spend much money on making the M3 better, and ZCP was enough to improuve M3 for little money and still make it better than C63 AMG and RS5.
But I think they still could take some other parts from the M3 GTS:
>titanium exhaust
>BMW Performance seats in M3 style
But I remember the interview with the boss of BMW Performance: maybe they are preparing some parts as for example:
>carbon intaike with KN filter (as there is for X30i E8X/E9X)
>carbon parts (mirrors, lip/splitters, diffusor, spoiler, interior trim)
>gloss black trim
>short-shifter-kit (for 6MT as there is for X30i and X35i E8X/E9X)
>lightweight front seats

Well we'll see.
I posted a lifetime ago that the introduction of Mercedes performance package was in direct reaction to the soon to be launched RS5 and that M-Division would be following suit with their only enhancements. If I remember correctly quite a few thought such a comment was pure Fanboy ranting is it they put it 'the biggest Fanboy on this forum' and yet here we are, who was right all along.

Has BMW done enough to see off the RS5?

Funny you should mention that because a few of us have been privately debating this very thing. I suppose only when they meet will we finally get a idea as to that very question.