Originally Posted by ATX78703
i don't see what the big deal is about losing the M3 nameplate for the coupe, u'll still have the m3 sedan. i mean it's all about $$ anyway and the whole renaming structure just means more $$ for the 4er, just like a5/s5 over a4/s4.
i for one dont care - give me the m3 sedan; i need the ability to put a car seat in the back anyway. and i'll prob get the same engine, same tranny, same suspension (hell, prob even same weight), same LSD, same brakes.... for 12% cheaper.... if the new m3 is going to start at 62-3K, i'm sure the m4 will start at 70K.....
This is the problem in my opinion. The M3 used to be performance car from BMW not your usual Family Sedan with enough room for a couple of car seats in the back. Don't get me wrong, I have nothing against enough room for the family but don't ruin the M3 because of it. If people don't care why not keep the Coupe as an M3 and the Sedan as the M4 (with all the room in the world for the car seats)?