Originally Posted by mkoesel
You might not have seen it footie, but as far as the F31 M3 goes, SCOTT recently claimed that BMW does indeed have this car in the works. So it looks like they intend to go up against the RS4 in the homeland. And thus, they could very well take the battle to this side of the pond too, if Audi were to make the first move.
Claiming a car is in the works and it making production isn't entirely the same thing, even if BMW do indeed produce this car it's popularity will be very limited simply because BMW M drivers traditionally prefer coupes. Resale has a huge effect on how a model sell when new, the coupe holds the best money so is the preferred choice.
But I do get your point that if Audi brought their RS model stateside then chances are BMW would want to compete in all markets.