• There will be no BMW supercar or R8/SLS competitor, M shelves the idea stating the M3 and M5 are already supercars

      Way to go BMW, another step downscale and another disappointing decision. We were excited when M said they were considering producing their own supercar. BMWNA M product manager Matt Russel stated in an interview that BMW ruled out the idea of a supercar to rival Audi's R8 or the SLS from Mercedes. He stated that the M3 and M5 are already supercars. No word on if he was drunk during the interview.

      The M5 and M3 are not supercars or sports cars for that matter. They are very sporty sedans and the best in their class. It does not take a rocket scientist to figure out the M5 is not an R8 or SLS rival. One can even look at the number of seats and the curb weight if they need help in coming to that conclusion. As if the fact they are based on regular mass produced sedan chassis' is not enough evidence in of itself. We are big fans of the M3 and M5 by the way, we just are not going to delude ourselves.

      Matt Russel says there is no need for a high priced halo supercar. So BMW making the M1 Hommage was what, a cruel joke? They saw the appeal in it back then as they devoted the resources to produce a one off concept. What he is saying makes no sense. The M5 is not going to rival an R8 V10 in anything other than luggage capacity and the SLS Black Series will obliterate anything in the BMW lineup. The M3 and M5 being good cars does not somehow make it so a sports car is not necessary. With the way BMW has been diluting their product line and selling out their soul for profits they desperately need a real car to show they are still enthusiasts who believe in the Ultimate Driving Machine at heart.

      And Matt, if you need help figuring out what a supercar/sports car is Audi and Mercedes are more than capable of showing you. Keep working on those electric cars while your competitors cater to a segment BMW can not enter because it has strayed too far from what it is supposed to be. ULTIMATE DRIVING MACHINE. Please repeat that as many times as necessary until it sinks in.


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      Comments 18 Comments
      1. Yukohama's Avatar
        Yukohama -
        didnt feel the need my ass. this guy is retarded. he needs to give what the performance enthusiast want considering this is the M division.
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Yukohama Click here to enlarge
        didnt feel the need my ass. this guy is retarded. he needs to give what the performance enthusiast want considering this is the M division.
        It's just political jargon.

        They want to sell as much cheap crap as they can. Where the $#@! is their pride?
      1. 1cleanAMG's Avatar
        1cleanAMG -
        I am losing respect for this company
      1. angelic0-'s Avatar
        angelic0- -
        I am seriously.... and i'm probably the biggest BMW nut out there.... losing big interest in BMW M division :!:
      1. flipm3's Avatar
        flipm3 -
        Well this is rather disappointing news. I was really looking forward to adding one of these to my collection.
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by flipm3 Click here to enlarge
        Well this is rather disappointing news. I was really looking forward to adding one of these to my collection.
        You are likely being sarcastic but I certainly was looking forward it... not to mention would be nice for BMW to show they haven't completely removed their testicles.
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Cool, Autoblog used us for this story: http://www.autoblog.com/2011/12/20/r...o-build-not-g/
      1. rezin23's Avatar
        rezin23 -
        As a huge BMW enthusiast, they have lost huge respect from me years ago. Sad part is they care less about their enthusiasts anymore it seems.
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by rezin23 Click here to enlarge
        As a huge BMW enthusiast, they have lost huge respect from me years ago. Sad part is they care less about their enthusiasts anymore it seems.
        It all started when they starting selling out M and now none of their principles matter any longer. It's a German Toyota. Oh wait... Toyota built the LF-A so BMW is actually worse.
      1. Yukohama's Avatar
        Yukohama -
        i cant wait until bmw current m division is ousted...
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Yukohama Click here to enlarge
        i cant wait until bmw current m division is ousted...
        Won't ever happen, this is the new M.
      1. inlineS54B32's Avatar
        inlineS54B32 -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
        You are likely being sarcastic but I certainly was looking forward it... not to mention would be nice for BMW to show they haven't completely removed their testicles.
        THIS ^ +10000
      1. KB's Avatar
        KB -
        Drama Queens
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by KB Click here to enlarge
        Drama Queens
        Us or BMW?
      1. DBFIU's Avatar
        DBFIU -
        BMW M cars are already supercars?


        SOMEONE PLEASE HELP, THE EGO, IT BURNS!!!
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by DBFIU Click here to enlarge
        BMW M cars are already supercars?
        The M5 = SLR, duh.
      1. fundahl's Avatar
        fundahl -
        Ha, so what does that make a Z06 Corvette? An Ultracar?

        I'm wondering if that guy has ever been in a truly fast car......
      1. thegreatscott's Avatar
        thegreatscott -
        Spammer, banned.