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      05-31-2019, 09:45 PM   #1343
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So serious question, if you're retrofitting the f30 bbk on an iS what are the thoughts on keeping the ///M? I have the phoenix yellow calipers going on black as it is now..
Isn't the M on the calipers standard even on cars with the M Sport package?
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      06-01-2019, 11:32 AM   #1344
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Doesn't bother me personally. People's egos are too attached to a logo on the new models.


I can't think of a way to phrase it but if you know the Motorsport Division history then you'll know. If you think an M550i is an M5 you probably/most likely know nothing about the brand.
I agree and I think this is a fair assessment.

But I also think of it this way - imagine if all of a sudden 17 other forum members all changed their usernames to some iteration of ItsGary, like ItsGary2.0, etc... People who have been around for a while would likely know the difference but others and newcomers wouldn't necessarily know the difference and they likely wouldn't care. All of the poser ItsGary users might start posting uniformed or outlandish things and before you know it, the original ItsGary, although decidedly different and original, would just be roped in and lost in the mess of random indecipherable ItsGary names floating around.
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Isn't the M on the calipers standard even on cars with the M Sport package?
Oh, ya I guess for the F30 models if you choose the option
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      06-01-2019, 11:54 AM   #1346
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Oh, ya I guess for the F30 models if you choose the option
Yeah I say just save yourself the hassle and leave it on there. No big deal.
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I agree and I think this is a fair assessment.

But I also think of it this way - imagine if all of a sudden 17 other forum members all changed their usernames to some iteration of ItsGary, like ItsGary2.0, etc... People who have been around for a while would likely know the difference but others and newcomers wouldn't necessarily know the difference and they likely wouldn't care. All of the poser ItsGary users might start posting uniformed or outlandish things and before you know it, the original ItsGary, although decidedly different and original, would just be roped in and lost in the mess of random indecipherable ItsGary names floating around.
A bunch of fake Garys running around? That would end in disaster
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Came across this "M5" that looks suspiciously like an F01 7-series

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A friend of mine, who's not a huge car guy but knows I love my ///M, just texted me this photo thinking it was equivalent to a proper M. Needless to say I proceeded to explain how that car isn't exciting, while a real M8 would be, and that yes there is a difference.

This is the "problem" with BMW putting fake badges on their own damn cars.
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Another imposter.... not so much a badge in this one though.

Think it's just as bad if not worse, because of the efforts that went into this vs slapping a badge on it...
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Another imposter.... not so much a badge in this one though.

Think it's just as bad if not worse, because of the efforts that went into this vs slapping a badge on it...
If they applied the money they spent to mod the car to make it look like an "M" on the purchase of a real one; they probably could of afforded the real thing in the first place.
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Wish I had time to grab a pic but I saw a guy with a REAL M3(E92) with that giant F80 badge
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Its interesting the ///M has become synonymous with the BMW brand. At this point, if I was a non BMW owner it would mean very little to me. Anybody that really cares about the ///M badge owns one and can spot a fake a mile away.
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A friend of mine, who's not a huge car guy but knows I love my ///M, just texted me this photo thinking it was equivalent to a proper M. Needless to say I proceeded to explain how that car isn't exciting, while a real M8 would be, and that yes there is a difference.

This is the "problem" with BMW putting fake badges on their own damn cars.
No disrepect. But if BMW is putting these badges own their own car then your friend won't be a poser. If BMW doesn't think its wrong why should anyone else care? Just asking and not trying to be argumentative.

Thanks.
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No disrepect. But if BMW is putting these badges own their own car then your friend won't be a poser. If BMW doesn't think its wrong why should anyone else care? Just asking and not trying to be argumentative.

Thanks.
In terms of BMW there is no right and wrong. There isn’t even “making money” it’s all about making the MOST money. All these M550, F type, S-line they’re just selling a car as something it’s really not. There’s a reason people get confused when buying an M850 as mentioned above, because ///M used to stand for something. But for this particular thread I don’t think it’s about right or wrong I don’t pay anyone else’s car note so they can do whatever they want. But it is funny what people are willing to do to make they’re cars look like something else
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