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      09-26-2011, 06:29 PM   #23
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Exactly! The E92 is a faster, better handling car than the E46.
But not over the CSL model of the E46 M3.
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E46 M3 CSL = best roadgoing m3
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seriously bad-ace... such nice cars!
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What is that burgundy color on the M1? And the bronze-ish color on the 1///M? So sexy!
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But not over the CSL model of the E46 M3.
That's what we were establishing!
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What is that burgundy color on the M1? And the bronze-ish color on the 1///M? So sexy!
Sepang bronze?
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Hell yes depending on price. I bought a 535i that was a dealer loner car and it's been perfect. Plus has the same warranty etc. And I saved a boat load.
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wow, if their was one to open in the states i'm guessing it would be first placed in cali, followed by Miami.
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Scrolling down the pictures in this thread... I was hoping it would never end... then it did
Lol!! Me too man..That is a mans candy store if I ever saw one...

You know, even if BMW didn't have the capital to construct a completely separate M dealership like that, it would be cool to have an M wing/area to a regular BMW dealership. That might fit better with their branding strategy here in the states too.

You could take elements of that complete dealer and really tout the M offering...In retrospect, I'm surprised they haven't done it yet
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Unfortunately none of my local Service reps at the stealership share any resemblance to the beauties found in these pictures.

I can't imagine how hot it would be to meet a good looking woman who knows more about M's than I do!

That's excellent marketing!

Well done Singapore, and well done BMW.
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sorry to be a wet blanket but ....

i have been to this dealership more than once because i have family who live in singapore. its really quite small and not as impressive looking as it looks in pictures.

i think the M exclusive dealership is nothing more than a marketing gimmick to try and get more singaporeans to buy M cars by making it 'exclusive'.

also the M car sales people that i spoke to werent very knowledgeable bout the cars they were selling. considering that there are so few M cars in the line up, you would think they would have memorized all the specs of each vehicle by heart. everyone knows HP figures but when it comes to things like weight, torque, rev limit, etc; no one's got a clue.

unfortunately the owner of the M car dealership has managed to secure a contract to be the exclusive dealer that can sell M cars in singapore. so if you want an M car, you'd have to go there to get it.

on a positive note, one young sales woman did let me test drive an M3 with DCT while i was there, even though i told her that i am based in canada. she was cute and friendly but she knew nothing bout cars. i guess they hire pretty faces.
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Lol it is all good until u see the price tag lol, their profit margin on Any single car can almost buy you an all new M5 in the US

I'd have to gave up the good looking sale rep and save $100k of my hard earned money
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sorry to be a wet blanket but ....

i have been to this dealership more than once because i have family who live in singapore. its really quite small and not as impressive looking as it looks in pictures.

i think the M exclusive dealership is nothing more than a marketing gimmick to try and get more singaporeans to buy M cars by making it 'exclusive'.

also the M car sales people that i spoke to werent very knowledgeable bout the cars they were selling. considering that there are so few M cars in the line up, you would think they would have memorized all the specs of each vehicle by heart. everyone knows HP figures but when it comes to things like weight, torque, rev limit, etc; no one's got a clue.

unfortunately the owner of the M car dealership has managed to secure a contract to be the exclusive dealer that can sell M cars in singapore. so if you want an M car, you'd have to go there to get it.

on a positive note, one young sales woman did let me test drive an M3 with DCT while i was there, even though i told her that i am based in canada. she was cute and friendly but she knew nothing bout cars. i guess they hire pretty faces.
Well that's just great....Right when I was beginning to believe there was a place on earth full of "M" cars and gorgeous women who lived, ate and breathed "M" cars...

You my friend are the anti-Viagra if there ever was one...
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Well that's just great....Right when I was beginning to believe there was a place on earth full of "M" cars and gorgeous women who lived, ate and breathed "M" cars...

You my friend are the anti-Viagra if there ever was one...
you knew this place is too good to be true!
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The vented hood on the 1MC has barely any paint on it, and looks rice beyond belief.
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sorry to be a wet blanket but ....

i have been to this dealership more than once because i have family who live in singapore. its really quite small and not as impressive looking as it looks in pictures.

i think the M exclusive dealership is nothing more than a marketing gimmick to try and get more singaporeans to buy M cars by making it 'exclusive'.

also the M car sales people that i spoke to werent very knowledgeable bout the cars they were selling. considering that there are so few M cars in the line up, you would think they would have memorized all the specs of each vehicle by heart. everyone knows HP figures but when it comes to things like weight, torque, rev limit, etc; no one's got a clue.

unfortunately the owner of the M car dealership has managed to secure a contract to be the exclusive dealer that can sell M cars in singapore. so if you want an M car, you'd have to go there to get it.

on a positive note, one young sales woman did let me test drive an M3 with DCT while i was there, even though i told her that i am based in canada. she was cute and friendly but she knew nothing bout cars. i guess they hire pretty faces.
Hey Montreal red... let me ask you a few questions.

What made you buy your M3? Why did you choose to buy an m3 over say an Audi or Merc or any other performance marques available in Canada? Did you research extensively about the M3 or the other cars you currently own or used to own?

Perhaps you are a hardcore BMW fan and would not consider any offerings by other marques....or that you've lusted the M3 and had a poster of an M3 hanging on your bedroom wall since young.

Whatever the reasons maybe, I am sure you would have done extensive research prior to heading down to the showroom to purchase a vehicle. Rev limit, weight, petrol tank capacity, engine displacement, options, material used in the engine, performance etc

Going into a dealership armed with an encyclopedia worth of knowledge of your dream car.... do you expect that the sales person to trump your knowledge with even more information?

The plethora of car reviews globally choosing / endorsing the m3 over other performance rivals already helps sell the car and creates an iconic brand awareness.

I have met sales persons from other marques who have recited specs of cars they were selling both perfectly and wrongly. However I do not chide them for misquoting information even if the spec sheets are hung from the driver's side window at the showroom and I can read them.

You've gotta admit, sex sells...especially putting a pretty face (female sales executive) to sell the product. Did you try walking into other high end car showrooms while you were in Singapore? What were the experiences / impressions you got? Please comment?

I think the part where you scored a test drive, eventhough I think you did NOT have the PROPER papers PLUS seeing the dealership personally is already a dream come true.

Personally, I think the conversation piece of the showroom is their impeccably spotless service center specially dedicated to servicing M cars. I've been told the service center is wiped down 3 times daily....
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Personally, I think the conversation piece of the showroom is their impeccably spotless service center specially dedicated to servicing M cars. I've been told the service center is wiped down 3 times daily....
I couldn't care less about unimportant stuff and the rest of your comment was just plain silly. Going into a dealership I'm looking to see what my SA knows and what he/she doesn't, if they aren't really that well informed then I'm sorry but I will ask to be seen by someone more competent because when it comes to servicing and all these other issues that could arise I'd like to know someone who knows their stuff is handling my situation and getting it across to the service department with full details.

This is the first exclusive ///M dealership, China might have the biggest market for BMW but is it for ///M cars or for 'regular' ones because after hearing all these tax stories etc etc I'm pretty sure not that many ///M cars are sold as compared to US and even up here in Canada.

Also reading up there ^, the owner of this dealership secured rights to be the only dealership in China that can sell ///M's? That's ridiculous. More ridiculous than the fact that ALL the BMW dealerships in Alberta and I'm pretty sure Western Canada are owned by the same 'family corporation'.
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This is the first exclusive ///M dealership, China might have the biggest market for BMW but is it for ///M cars or for 'regular' ones because after hearing all these tax stories etc etc I'm pretty sure not that many ///M cars are sold as compared to US and even up here in Canada.

Also reading up there ^, the owner of this dealership secured rights to be the only dealership in China that can sell ///M's? That's ridiculous. More ridiculous than the fact that ALL the BMW dealerships in Alberta and I'm pretty sure Western Canada are owned by the same 'family corporation'.
This is in Singapore, not China. Two different countries.
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What a crock. Why don't we have this here in the US? I believe we are the biggest market for BMW. Singapore. Really?
US Cars are dirt cheap
Have you seen the price tag on M cars outside the US? hell even canada is 10-20k more

Not enough profit here really
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