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Old 01-07-2010, 02:37 PM   #21
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Any idea on price? Upper 40's
That's what I'm thinking. When comparing % increases among the 128 vs. 135 and 328 vs. 335 vs. M3, the maths say that the "M1" should cost in the neighborhood of $52,000. That's a bit high in my opinion, but still about $6,000 cheaper than the M3. In all likelihood I think upper 40s is going to be the price - maybe about $48,500-$49,500. Rip off if you ask me

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Old 01-07-2010, 02:37 PM   #22
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sounds interesting...but I don't want to wait that long for it to show up before i get a new ride.

Probably will cost what the e46 M3 did
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the 1 can be a really, really fast car around a track with some simple modifications.....i just dont like them doing an M version of it...seems stupid...why not just make the m3 significantly lighter?
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Old 01-07-2010, 02:38 PM   #24
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I don't really see this as watering it down... the 1 is a proven performer
The M badge use to be an exclusive club and now everything that BMW makes is M'ed. Just like Mercedes watered down the AMG line, BMW is following suit and it's a shame
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Old 01-07-2010, 02:39 PM   #25
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It's a business.
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Old 01-07-2010, 02:41 PM   #26
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If they tighten up the suspension and make it handle better along with more power-it should be a beast, but on the other hand you can't fix ugly.
Herein is the problem with this car. Otherwise I like the idea and it would be a great car.
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The M badge use to be an exclusive club and now everything that BMW makes is M'ed. Just like Mercedes watered down the AMG line, BMW is following suit and it's a shame
Exclusivity was not a planned occurrence, it was just a lack of expansion. It was inevitable. I still fail to see it as a bad thing if the end product is still a good one (unlike the unbalanced AMG cars)
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Your divorced from reality tearfest of a response was a dead giveaway that you didn't know it was a business. The nerve of BMW not to base their decisions on a minuscule minority of enthusiasts.
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this appears true judging by your previous post on the subject. why so surprised? didn't you read the quotes?
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this appears true judging by your previous post on the subject. why so surprised? didn't you read the quotes?
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The M badge use to be an exclusive club and now everything that BMW makes is M'ed. Just like Mercedes watered down the AMG line, BMW is following suit and it's a shame
"It's a business", like someone posted earlier if you want something exclusive you're going to have step up to a Porsche or hell maybe a Ferrari. I don't have a problem with an M 1 series car as long as it done with BMW fundmentals in mind. The currently 135i is a great car but arguements can be made that it's a bit soft and understeers too much.
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AWD? I don't know what proper M cars look like on your planet.
I'm all for proper ///M cars in the historical sense but I think advancements in suspension and AWD technology would provide more necessary and worthwhile road racing improvements than simply swapping powerplants around and jacking up the price (the mistake BMW made with the e90 M3). I hate seeing EVO's and WRX take top spots at BMWCCA events. It needs to stop.

I like this new move. It seems like BMW actually took to heart some of the feedback from the enthusiast community and is making an effort to accommodate. I don't think it has as much to do with putting high powered sport cars into the hands of kids as some people may think. Have you guys been reading Roundel lately? The heat from the enthusiast community regarding the pricing and accessibility of the e90 M3 has really been building in the last few months.

Right now, there is no new BMW I desire...that sucks to say. But this concept certainly does peak my interest.

My advice to BMW would be: Slash that stupid fvcking ///MX5 (or whatever it's called) from the lineup and focus on getting this right!
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It's enough to see little 18 year old bastards racing around in AA Chipped 335s - BMW wants to make this more appealing/affordable to a younger crowd. Great. So now we're going to have little kids racing around in 350+ HP, 3000lbs cars. 400+ HP if they get the inevitable chip. Cool story.
I completely agree. Nothing as ridiculous as kids driving around in a 3-something with stickers and stuff all over their car like this is the Fast and the Furious on techno.
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that car is probably the ugliest bmw makes. i'd sooner own an x3...

when i look at it, i just imagine it making this noise



and yeah the m1 title should have definitely been saved for a more super car-ish thing, perhaps they'll make the m8 that super car?
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