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      09-02-2011, 12:34 PM   #1
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Exclamation Rumor: F80 M3 Is the New BMW M3 / M4 -- Sedan Comes First in 2013!

Breaking next generation M3 news!

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      09-02-2011, 12:38 PM   #2
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WOW! What a turn of events! An M3 sedan and the coupe will be renamed M4!? Way to kill a legacy, BMW!
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      09-02-2011, 12:41 PM   #3
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very sad... M3 is such a iconic name... BMW is just ruining things... I'm going to get a GTR next year...
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      09-02-2011, 12:42 PM   #4
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very sad... M3 is such a iconic name... BMW is just ruining things... I'm going to get a GTR next year...
Yeah, I don't care if M4 makes the car sound like it's more "premium". The M3 name has built it's reputation and BMW is going to kill it just like that. Count me out. The next gen C63 now sounds even more enticing.
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      09-02-2011, 12:45 PM   #5
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Holy crap, are you guys really whining about a name? Who cares, as long as it is a great performer they can call it the Monkey Machine.
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WOW! What a turn of events! An M3 sedan and the coupe will be renamed M4!? Way to kill a legacy, BMW!
They are putting a freaking turbo engine in it.. who cares if they call it M3 or M4..
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      09-02-2011, 01:03 PM   #7
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awesome... I'll have the last MY M3 coupe with a N/A engine. I don't think an M4 with a turbo engine is right for me. I honestly think the the M4 moniker for the coupe is going to mess up sales a bit
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Honestly, the name change is a big deal. Why change the name? M3 is what it is and always be.
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M3 Post 2011: I hate it I hate it I hate it
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      09-02-2011, 01:07 PM   #10
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M3 Post 2011: I hate it I hate it I hate it
M3 Post 2012: I'm interested, tell me more
M3 Post 2013: I love it! Going on ED, can't wait!
So true.
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      09-02-2011, 01:12 PM   #11
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M3 Post 2013: I love it! Going on ED, can't wait!
Most awesome post ever.
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      09-02-2011, 01:15 PM   #12
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Glad a M3 will continue to be an option. Not sure about the M4 name. Sure it is just a name, but brand names are a big deal, even if it doesn't always make logical sense. I hope BMW knows what they are doing with this.
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      09-02-2011, 01:16 PM   #13
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M3 Post 2011: I hate it I hate it I hate it
M3 Post 2012: I'm interested, tell me more
M3 Post 2013: I love it! Going on ED, can't wait!
You got the first one correct.
M3 Post 2012: I'm interested, IN PORSCHE.
M3 Post 2013: I love the new 911! Going on ED, can't wait!
That's if I could ever part with the last proper M car.
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      09-02-2011, 01:18 PM   #14
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M3 Post 2011: I hate it I hate it I hate it
M3 Post 2012: I'm interested, tell me more
M3 Post 2013: I love it! Going on ED, can't wait!
Seriously... Call it the Turd Burglar for all I care. If it's a great car, then it's a great car! People want to rule out that possibility because of their notion of "legacy"? How ridiculous.
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      09-02-2011, 01:27 PM   #15
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      09-02-2011, 01:35 PM   #16
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All Boys who cry about an M3 Sedan should not forget, that it is only history and "back to the roots" ... the first E30 M3 starts as an (2-door) sedan!

Only with the first attempt to split the 3er series with the E36 series, which were not be realized, the M3 Coupé was born.


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      09-02-2011, 01:50 PM   #18
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I highly doubt that they will change the name of the M3 coupe. I have seen plenty of other articles that say the 4 series designation will be for the coupes HOWEVER... the M3 coupe will still retain the name M3. I really dont think BMW could afford to change the name of the M3 coupe as it is their flagship. I think they know that doing so would anger allot of enthusiast as well as put a blemish on the whole essence of the car. I know that sounds like BS but it is true. They can play with all the other car names (1M, X6M, ect..) but they can not mess with the M3 name.

I can just see it now:
M3 Driver: Hey I drive an M4
Random Joe: What is that?
M3 Driver:It is the new M3 coupe
Random Joe:Oh, well its still not an M3.
M3 Driver: (Smack, crash, bang) Say that again, I dare you!
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Lesse...they called the 1...a 1M, because there's is a tank called an M1?
Now they're going to renumber the M3 after an assault rifle?

Woot! I just got an M4!!
A machine gun?
No...the car.
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Lesse...they called the 1...a 1M, because there's is a tank called an M1?
Now they're going to renumber the M3 after an assault rifle?

Woot! I just got an M4!!
A machine gun?
No...the car.

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just goes to show that sedans are the real m3's
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Lesse...they called the 1...a 1M, because there's is a tank called an M1?
Now they're going to renumber the M3 after an assault rifle?

Woot! I just got an M4!!
A machine gun?
No...the car.
Benelli makes the M3 shotgun
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