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      12-05-2012, 04:38 PM   #45
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Putting aside the M stickers on the lower front fenders it looks ok. Thankfully they didn't extend the strips to the bonnet! A least should have made it more special by upgrading brakes and perhaps performance reclining buckets
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      12-05-2012, 04:50 PM   #46
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Make it stop already!
+1 please! This is really starting to get embarrassing. I'm looking forward to the next wave - when all this badging, sticker, model proliferation reaches a tipping point and BMW realise there is money to be made from what it's customers want - simple, pure, focused, subtle and no bullshit.
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      12-05-2012, 05:14 PM   #47
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I hope I'm not alone here.

I LOVE IT!
I would take it.
It's not that I don't like it. But it needed more from the parts bin... GTS wing, GTS front splitter, different wheels - or at least different finish on the wheels.. and that alone might tip more of a nod to the DTM car (yes I know the GTS wing is the FIA WTCC spec item, but at least it's off a racing car!)
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that's one expensive cosmetic package
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      12-05-2012, 05:48 PM   #49
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I like the car itself but not the premium price tag.
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      12-05-2012, 06:58 PM   #50
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The thing that is very odd and also the only positive thing going for it is the use of the carbon fiber boot lid. So random to put any R and D into a carbon fiber boot lid for one special edition run? Makes no sense. Anyway atleast that is SOMETHING other than paint and stickers that every other special edition is.

It is worth considering the simple fact that the base m3 was simply a flawless car for the purpose and for the purpose of this car for 99 percent of buyers it really does not need anything, including more power. This care is so balanced where the power delivery fits the tranny and fits the neutral-oversteer balanced chassis given you have fine control of the linear power curve.

So while you can look at it as bmw being dumb, which I agree with, I guses we could take the opposite view that the m3 is simply so good that there really is not a lot to improve on unless you stroke the engine out
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      12-05-2012, 09:47 PM   #51
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Another special edition? Why?
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      12-05-2012, 10:23 PM   #53
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After so many special editions...It's just not special anymore...
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      12-05-2012, 10:28 PM   #54
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Which Douche from BMW M is making all these nonsense special additions? I like to meet him to kick you in your balls or vagina. There should be only two models offered in each series. Like M3 or M3 track or M5 or M5 track.
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      12-05-2012, 10:34 PM   #55
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BMW gives the impression that they are desperate for keeping the attention on their M products alive, but these are steps to the wrong direction. Real M clients want substance before and above everything else and BMW give this accessories katalog edition "starting 99,000 EUR in Germany", that is 30,000 or around 45%more than a base E92 M3's starting price! It is not about if it looks good or bad, what matters is there is nothing really new or exclusive on this car, and nothing that can make it drive better and on top of that the pricing is almost insulting. This is a whole new level of making a "call for a badge whore".
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      12-06-2012, 05:38 AM   #56
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Put this in the basket with Lime Rock.

Agreed... I wish there was some way of calling them "Cosmetic Editions" or call it a "Premium color choice" ....

not the worst thing... but all copies of this wonderful engine are worth having.

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      12-06-2012, 08:36 AM   #57
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and I thought my E36M3 was known as the ///Marketing model...I'm glad that designation has been transferred. Hopefully the Lime Rock models will depreciate disproportionally, I kinda like the orange, and I hope it's cheap when I'm ready to buy in another 5-10 yrs. (Provided that wing comes off as well).

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      12-06-2012, 10:08 AM   #58
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      12-06-2012, 10:55 AM   #59
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I want a real GTS. Add 50 HP, make is US legal, charge as a reasonble option. Many on here would buy.
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      12-06-2012, 11:35 AM   #60
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*yawn* I'm not impressed with this special edition either. You know they (BMW) are going to milk the special edition "teet" until people stop buying them or until the new M3 comes out (whichever happends first). Personally I think they're tarnishing the M brand by contiuing to do this along with putting M "package" parts on every non M vehicle they make...pretty soon M is going to stand for "Meh"... just my .02
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      12-06-2012, 12:11 PM   #61
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another special edition.. hmm.. it never ends..
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      12-06-2012, 02:21 PM   #62
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Another special edition...Hmmm...Maybe,another special edition for Christmas or New Year...
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      12-06-2012, 02:25 PM   #63
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that's one expensive cosmetic package
BBBUUUTTT you get a cool racing stripe. Why doesnt anyone get that? LOL LOL
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      12-06-2012, 05:14 PM   #65
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      12-06-2012, 10:58 PM   #66
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If it had the DTM car headlights and less stickers wouldnt be so bad at all.
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