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      06-16-2011, 05:31 PM   #252
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Originally Posted by HBspeed View Post
So true. And that is why people like me are now looking to Porsche, Audi and Mercedes for sports cars built without compromise and for the enthusiast.

Those manufacturers have the passion to give US buyers their most focused efforts.

BMW seems to be making these decisions based solely on the guidance of their bean counters and investors. Mortgaging the hard earned credentials of the M brand for a few short term financial gains. Especially at a time when M cars are moving away from their long held principle of natural aspiration, a nod to the enthusiast base seems in order unless they want to lose many of them for good.
Get real. Mercedes and Audi don't belong with Porsche in your first paragraph.