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      01-17-2009, 04:33 PM   #1
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Talking Watch out BMW here comes M cars from Brilliant

I went to the Detroit Auto Show and saw the following.... Here are some photos, I will post more tomorrow when I get home.

Look at the complete rip off of the kidney grills and headlight assembly (from the 5 series)

I just wanted to start the conversation. Whaddya guys think?
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      01-17-2009, 04:35 PM   #2
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I like that little M3 lol
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the M2 looks like it stole the rear end of a civic!
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      01-17-2009, 05:17 PM   #5
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yuck...so this is going to be on sale in the US??
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the M2 looks like it stole the rear end of a civic!
What do you expect? Chinese manufacturers are specialists in copying everything but not having own ideas! I sat in a Brilliance at the IAA and it was a horrible shitty car!
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I kinda like the M3. They need to change the names though, it needs something a little bigger than 155's in the back.
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      01-17-2009, 07:48 PM   #8
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What do you expect? Chinese manufacturers are specialists in copying everything but not having own ideas! I sat in a Brilliance at the IAA and it was a horrible shitty car!
you know what, i'm partially chinese myself and i'm not offended by this comment at all. lol. even their logo looks toyota's. ugh.

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      01-17-2009, 07:55 PM   #9
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yuck...so this is going to be on sale in the US??
Well we'll see, the last attempt by the Chinese do build a low dollar vehicle, ended up a product that was nothing more than a low dollar coffin. Hence the reason you have not seen them for sale in the US market.
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They rip everything off:

http://money.cnn.com/galleries/2008/...une/index.html
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i can deal with subtle similarities, but out right copying is retarded.
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http://bwads.businessweek.com/autos/...e_copy_bm.html

yea they copy EVERYTHING they can, they just change one minor thing and copyright laws don't effect them
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I can see the grille resemblance in the M2 front end, but other than that, not really.
There are subtle hints of other cars' design here and there, but Infiniti and Pontiac are far larger offenders in this regard.
Design wise, the M3 actually looks good. Driving wise, we shall see.
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yuck...so this is going to be on sale in the US??
Let's hope not. Total fail on all three cars.
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the M2 looks like it stole the rear end of a civic!
The Chinese steal and copy any damned thing they get in thier fingers when it come to cars.. or other technologies for that matter
pretty much like the Japanese 30 years ago. It´s called industrial espionage & look where the Rice cookers are placed today !!!
We have to watch out this time.. China is x- times larger.. & still growing

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yuck...so this is going to be on sale in the US??
I saw a crash test performed by ADAC in Germany with a Brilliance once the only thing that was brilliant about it was the amount of single parts that were flying off. Not even the rear passengers would have survived the crash @ 70 km/h ~ 45 mph
The Germans said the car would never even scratch the surface of Europe with those results...
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wow thats the m-tech rear on the m3 as standard..beat that bmw!! haha.. :
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OMG, what an epic fail of an attempt to improve M3s. This should have never been drawn on paper, let alone build and displayed for the public to see. lolz. Plus the interior looks cheap too.
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you know what, i'm partially chinese myself and i'm not offended by this comment at all. lol. even their logo looks toyota's. ugh.

Well, it wasn't my intention to offendanyone. But it is so obvious that they are pretty good at copying. There are always similarities between cars which you are able to find. But in this case they just want to make money with ideas someone else had. They even copy Stihl-chainsaws.
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