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      06-24-2013, 02:07 PM   #8
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Originally Posted by Leo88 View Post
Well you're probably right, but BMW become what is now thanks to the 3 and 5 series, there's a huge difference.

We are talking about a 7 seat minivan
Well, I know what you mean, and it's not really my cup of tea either, but BMW wouldn't be the company it is today if it had not diversified in the past.

One day, somebody, probably VW, will start to try and buy shares in BMW, that will be the time to worry. Expansion is necessary.. and resurrecting the 8 series badge (for example), to sell a few hundred units, won't be what saves them from being badge engineered VW/Audi/Skoda/Seat cars. It will be volume sellers, and the market will only demand or stand so many 3-ers and 5-ers...

...just my 2 cents of course.