Originally Posted by Omerta
The M is supposed to be special in my eyes. If you want a production car, BMW has plenty of offerings. The M is a production car sent through the Motorsport division for a high performance bitch slap and a kick ass exhaust should be part of that..... BMW is just throwing the M on any car now for a marketing tool and it kills the exclusivity. I love my car but I think the way BMW is focusing on marketing instead of the days they were into building the Ultimate driving machine and letting that fact sell the car instead of the fact it has a "M" on the back of it.
I completely understand your point. However, the M3 has always been classified (at least by BMW) as a daily driver. Most folks dont classify a Ferarri or Lamborghini a DD. Not to mention, Germany is pretty strict regarding exhaust decibels. Should they make a special muffler for imports?