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      08-30-2011, 10:10 AM   #1
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E46 M3 has a larger rear badge than E9X M3...

What gives?
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      08-30-2011, 10:22 AM   #2
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Cuts down on weight.
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      08-30-2011, 10:45 AM   #4
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It's all about design and making things fit. The E46 had a rounder, chunky body. So the bigger badge was a good fit and did not look oversized. The E92 has a sharper, more sleek body. So the badge had to be shrunk down a bit to coincide with the shape and lines of the vehicle.

This is kind of the same theory with the "CSL" trunk. That trunk was designed by BMW for the E46 because that design fit that body. The CSL trunk has no business on a E92. Does it look bad? Not really. Does it fit like it fit the E46? Absolutely not. The giant curve in the back of the E92 does not fit the straight, sharp lines of the E92 back end. Ericsson (Amuse) is the only company (I can think of) who didnt just slap on the same CSL design for the E92 and made an effort to make a trunk that fits the overall design of the car.
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^ Is that you scaling back on posts?
Haha - like short dog say "I can't stay away"

Was surprised to see that so I had to post it.
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      08-30-2011, 11:34 AM   #6
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Do not think its for weight purposes.

The new Porsche GT3 4.0 Porsche emblem is a sticker now, no more metal badge. That's how serious weight is to them. BMW does not care so much. Wish they did though as they are putting more and more unnecessary worthless electronic gizmos in every year!
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The amuse trunk is taller than the standard trunk so I used an E46 badge to make it fit better.


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^lol, seriously?
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^lol, seriously?
Yeah, E9x badge got lost on that trunk.
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The amuse trunk is taller than the standard trunk so I used an E46 badge to make it fit better.


That just doesnt look right ...
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Sorry, but that Amuse trunk just looks off.
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Do not think its for weight purposes.
That was just a joke People are always ragging on how heavy the E9X is.
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M division had to scale it back down for various reasons!
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      08-30-2011, 05:06 PM   #15
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i guess u didnt own a E 46 M?
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I have the CSL style trunk on my e92 and I love it.

As for the Amuse I really love the way it looks just not with the e46 badges...I think the amuse looks the best with nothing on it at all. Much cleaner.
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