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    M is dead, but N is very much alive! there is hope Click here to enlarge

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Matt@AUTOCouture Click here to enlarge
    This. People in the company dont give a $#@!.
    Because in the end they are putting much more money in their pockets. And just the same i dont give a $#@! because BMW isnt putting a dime in my pocket. Im not being forced to buy a new M cars

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by bobS Click here to enlarge
    The posers are necessary so the companies get the revenue to make the true sports cars.....
    Porsche solved this with the Cayenne and also makes their true sports cars (GT2/GT3) their best and most sought after models.

    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by bobS Click here to enlarge
    Why BMW won't make a lightweight edition, higher hp, track oriented e9x m3 is beyond me.
    They do, just not in the USA.

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by lughed Click here to enlarge
    Because in the end they are putting much more money in their pockets. And just the same i dont give a $#@! because BMW isnt putting a dime in my pocket. Im not being forced to buy a new M cars
    But they have lost their soul. Sure, they have now become all about making money. That's fine I suppose. They used to take more pride in their vehicles and this is what the enthusiasts notice.

    The simple answer ultimately is to buy something else. I most definitely will.

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
    But they have lost their soul. Sure, they have now become all about making money. That's fine I suppose. They used to take more pride in their vehicles and this is what the enthusiasts notice.

    The simple answer ultimately is to buy something else. I most definitely will.
    Record sales units man - I think pride is pretty high right now. : )

    You may not agree with the direction of the company, but I don't see how you can equate that with a matter of pride. It's not as though they are turning out $#@!ty vehicles. They are still very good cars/savs/etc. overall. BMW is figuring out how to offer TONS of options and still make money. That is pretty cool. I just hope they keep some models I'm excited for around...like I said, I think the next M3 will be a great preview of the next 5 years of the strategy as it relates to enthusiasts.

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by singletrack Click here to enlarge
    Record sales units man - I think pride is pretty high right now.
    For whom? Shareholders or engineers?

    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by singletrack Click here to enlarge
    You may not agree with the direction of the company, but I don't see how you can equate that with a matter of pride.
    Of course I can. They sold out principles for profit.

    They are not $#@!ty vehicles but just because something does not suck does not mean it is as good as it could or used to be.

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    The M is the most aesthetically pleasing car.

    what they need to do is just suck it up and make variants, the stangs, 4 cyl, 6 cyl, with close, but not really the same with the 8 cyl-then a few more variations, ie GT, MACH 1, BOSS, Saleen and GT500..

    maybe not so many, but keep the M the top tier.

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by LostMarine Click here to enlarge
    The M is the most aesthetically pleasing car.

    what they need to do is just suck it up and make variants, the stangs, 4 cyl, 6 cyl, with close, but not really the same with the 8 cyl-then a few more variations, ie GT, MACH 1, BOSS, Saleen and GT500..

    maybe not so many, but keep the M the top tier.
    Yup. I mean they have had "m packages" that are trim and wheels in Europe for years. It really has never been offered here, although they are expanding the customization features now. Audi did the same thing with the whole "s-line" branding for aesthetics, which I thought was smart.

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
    For whom? Shareholders or engineers?
    I would guess most engineers there are very proud of themselves. There will always be dissenting opinions though. I don't have a good feel for the internal culture right now though.

    Of course I can. They sold out principles for profit.

    They are not $#@!ty vehicles but just because something does not suck does not mean it is as good as it could or used to be.
    I guess I'm just not as worried quite yet as you are...I'll join you if I don't like the next M3.

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by singletrack Click here to enlarge
    I would guess most engineers there are very proud of themselves. There will always be dissenting opinions though. I don't have a good feel for the internal culture right now though.
    I would guess the internal culture is in turmoil. All this change and emphasis on profit I would argue takes away from emphasis on engineering.

    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by singletrack Click here to enlarge
    I guess I'm just not as worried quite yet as you are...I'll join you if I don't like the next M3.
    I already know the E92 will be my last M3.

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
    I already know the E92 will be my last M3.
    You have an E92?

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by LostMarine Click here to enlarge
    You have an E92?
    So I've heard.

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