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      02-06-2012, 08:17 AM   #89
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im against this too but bfd, atleast its not an m3 badge.

Yes. Good point.
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im against this too but bfd, atleast its not an m3 badge.
I don't think guys who put those Mbadges on their cars give a $hit what you think.
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      02-06-2012, 10:54 AM   #91
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Despite the poser's lame attempt to sport an non-M, I can't help but also blame how loosely BMW continues to throw the letter around. Why not add it to the trunk? The owner of this car already has a zillion other ///M's all over the vehicle anyway!
I agree with that... BMW - why do you put the ///M on non-M cars? This doesn't make sense to me, it waters down the brand. They WANT the //M to stand for something and set those models apart, so why bastardize their own branding?

It's their brand so they can do whatever they want, it's just confusing that's all. Not sure what their thinking is. Sure, they can sell some extra "stuff" by slapping an //M on it, but doesn't that defeat THEIR purpose of having an //M brand - to set their cars apart??
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      02-06-2012, 02:41 PM   #92
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Didn't know they were rolling out the ///M328's already!
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      02-07-2012, 04:12 AM   #93
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poser 1 |ˈpōzər|
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Yes, perhaps this space cadet got an M-Sport Package on his 328i, but what's up with re-badging his car with an ///M badge?

Despite the poser's lame attempt to sport an non-M, I can't help but also blame how loosely BMW continues to throw the letter around. Why not add it to the trunk? The owner of this car already has a zillion other ///M's all over the vehicle anyway!
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LOL, I must be lucky because 2 weeks ago in Palm Springs I saw a 335 coupe with M3 badges, and today, I saw a white 525 with fake M5 badges and side gills on it.... Stupid.....
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      02-07-2012, 10:40 AM   #94
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Oh the irony of your post, and your username.

There is a 'big' difference, how is that possible considering that BMW is putting ///M badges on the cars as it is, tunk, door, etc...

There is no big difference, the branding is associated with the sign. This is like applying the "NIKE AIR" to a shoe without nike air technology, but not really, considering it is halfway correct, and what BMW is doing...
"If you can't attack the post attack the poster". Is that your mantra? I'll ignore the personal and address the topic:

There is NO external badging on an M Sport car. As I said, I own both, yet I'm not as bent out of shape as you are about it. An M car has bootlid/trunk & rev counter badging. A non M car does not. It's a simple distinction, but pretty easy for most.
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      02-07-2012, 12:07 PM   #95
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"If you can't attack the post attack the poster". Is that your mantra? I'll ignore the personal and address the topic:

There is NO external badging on an M Sport car. As I said, I own both, yet I'm not as bent out of shape as you are about it. An M car has bootlid/trunk & rev counter badging. A non M car does not. It's a simple distinction, but pretty easy for most.
This is wrong. There were ///M badges on all of my wheels before they were sent for powdercoating.
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      02-07-2012, 12:35 PM   #96
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Ok, in the interest of further discussing the issue, let me also try to understand.

Basically, the anti-///M badge crowd doesn't want any external badging on the car but is ok with the interior M-sport logo'ing?

So the picture below of an "M7" is equally out of line...if not more so than the car in the OP?

Does it matter that there never has been a "true" M7?

Fyi, I don't really care either way but can appreciate both sides perspective. Fwiw, the M-sport wheels went in for powdercoating today and thus I will no longer have any ///M logos on the exterior of our 7.
Well if the M7 badge didnt give it away, the chrome wheels did.
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I agree with that... BMW - why do you put the ///M on non-M cars? This doesn't make sense to me, it waters down the brand. They WANT the //M to stand for something and set those models apart, so why bastardize their own branding?
The Ferengis in Munich want more profit.
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what about this guy!

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He couldnt find a "type R" badge that day...
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what about this guy!



He couldnt find a "type R" badge that day...

Why is that 328's exhaust pipes on the wrong side?
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      02-07-2012, 06:28 PM   #101
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      02-07-2012, 06:37 PM   #102
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Atleast he didnt put m3 badge...
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      02-07-2012, 06:50 PM   #103
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I saw an ///M528i in The Bronx today. Tied to get a picture but by the time I got my camera out it was gone.

Damn! Those ///M cars are fast!

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I saw an ///M528i in The Bronx today. Tied to get a picture but by the time I got my camera out it was gone.
Damn! Those ///M cars are fast!

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This is wrong. There were ///M badges on all of my wheels before they were sent for powdercoating.
Oh, yeah, good point the wheels do have the tiny badges, OH NOES TEH BRAND IS DIEING!!!!
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Meh, I say just leave these poor guys alone. If putting an "M" badge on their car, or a Roundel on their donkey is what makes them happy, then let them have at it.
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