Pretty hypocritical statement from M. They claim they are sticking with RWD because it is better for steering response, weight, etc. but they move to Turbos (even though there are many advantages of NA engines) because of fuel economy (not a concern for most M purchasers), and they will stick with manual gearboxes as long as there is a demand.... well there is a demand for AWD but that isn't enough of a reason.
I think we all know, M makes corporate level decisions and justifies them with these canned responses. It's unfortunate but reality. Still won't stop me from buying M cars... but may keep me from buying new as the older models are so good. AWD would sway me to new.
13 X5 xDrive 35i M-Sport Black/Oyster (Hers)
07 X5 4.8i Sport Black/Black (Winter/DD)
03.5 M3 Cabriolet Steel Grey on Black (Summer Fun)
PAST: 08 E92 M3, 08 535xiT, 06 E90 325i, 87 E30 325i, 85 E30 318i