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      07-04-2012, 02:51 AM   #105
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Originally Posted by SCOTT26 View Post
Yes it is well known in the industry that the more sporting styles of the 3er - The Coupe , Cabrio and Gran Coupe will be designated as the BMW 4er. The designation allows BMW to move the car further upmarket and charge a further premium.
I know the new M3 and M4 will perform. Nonetheless one can not deny there is just something wrong with a lightly massaged n54 with close to 500 hp in a 65-70k base M4 (guessing the M4 will have even more power than the M3 and will also exhibit engine "reuse" to maximize profit). I guess as long as the cars continue to dominate their classes I can't complain too much. Nonetheless small details like this make the cars undeniably less special and have me looking seriously outside the M brand for the first time in a long time.