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      01-25-2012, 07:53 PM   #23
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So awesome!!! The Wheels they are using have an R8 style to them! So amazing!!!
Yeah, those wheels on the F10/11 are nice. Jason, do you know the style number and specs on those wheels?
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      01-25-2012, 08:08 PM   #24
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If BMW is not careful they're gonna run out of the alphabet. I don't care about the rest of the letters. Just stop using M. Or just use it where appropriate.
well said, looks so awkward with so many letters and numbers to badge it
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      01-25-2012, 08:08 PM   #25
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Hmm, only diesel engines...

Can we expect an M performance car with a petrol engine in the future? Or will it remain only diesel?

If so, I would understand the strategy:

M line = full fledged performance vehicles with petrol engines

M performance line = high performance high efficiency vehicles with diesel engines

Only my speculations...
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What happened to the F20 M135i???
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      01-25-2012, 08:09 PM   #27
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Nothing says "M" better than turbos, diesel engines, AWD, and automatic transmissions!
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      01-25-2012, 08:10 PM   #28
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What happened to the F20 M135i???
Should come later.
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      01-25-2012, 08:10 PM   #29
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I just died a little.
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These cars are really cool, not liking the M moniker, but since they won't come to the US, they won't skew the M image in this country.
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      01-25-2012, 08:28 PM   #31
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Nothing says "M" better than turbos, diesel engines, AWD, and automatic transmissions!
...and emblems on the trunk. I finally can get my son to learn how to spell.
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      01-25-2012, 08:31 PM   #32
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These cars are really cool, not liking the M moniker, but since they won't come to the US, they won't skew the M image in this country.
I'm thinking that may be it.

They'll piss off a lot of status-buyers if they let it compete with the (100%) M cars here, badge and all. But in Germany, most cars are debadged anyways, right?

If I wasn't a big BMW fan who knew all the little details about BMW because I check Bimmerpost often, I would see that car and believe it was a (100%) M car.
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      01-25-2012, 08:36 PM   #33
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very hot, I like this 5 series a lot!
but names are giving me hard time!! why 550? and 50?
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Good stuff, those cars look awesome
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      01-25-2012, 08:37 PM   #35
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these cars need to make stateside
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      01-25-2012, 08:38 PM   #36
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Is anyone else just not excited about this?
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      01-25-2012, 08:39 PM   #37
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      01-25-2012, 08:39 PM   #38
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Is anyone else just not excited about this?
I'm with the idea but not excited about the names...M names!
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      01-25-2012, 09:11 PM   #39
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what the hell is this bullshit....what about the people that drop a shit load more money for a legit M car....x6m..x5m..?! they get the same interior, similar performace and same exterior look for a lot less of a price? sigh!
The m sport package looks the same as well. There is an m sport package 535 in my garage that looks exactly like this (except for exhaust tips). M5 is different than these.

This is a 550i with an m-sport package. Except they put an m badge on it? And it's diesel?

Suddenly I seem to want to forgive all the idiots who glue an M badge to the back of their 328's and 525i's. They were obviously way ahead of us in predicting what BMW was going to do to the M letter.
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      01-25-2012, 09:11 PM   #40
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Hmm, only diesel engines...

Can we expect an M performance car with a petrol engine in the future? Or will it remain only diesel?
There will very probably be an M135i and an approx. 340ps M340i to compete against the Audi S4 (M335i would sound too close to basic 335i) at least But expect the M Performance range to extend to many models like the Audi S range.
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      01-25-2012, 09:23 PM   #41
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Have a few questions.
First. Why are they doing it in AWD? Will the M-Performance cars that make it here be available in RWD?

Second. Why did they feel the need to create a whole new line. Couldn't they have just have just added an "s" or "is" to the end of the number like they have always done?
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      01-25-2012, 09:32 PM   #42
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      01-25-2012, 09:57 PM   #43
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why wouldn't they bring this to the USA?!

because no American would pay $80K for the MPG bump. Diesel is more expensive than premium, and most people put regular in their BMWs.

If you do the math, in US it is more economical to buy the 550i for $62K and take the hit for poor MPG.
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