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      12-08-2012, 01:11 AM   #1
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Car and Driver reports BMW M4 coupe name confirmed

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C&D reports BMW has confirmed the M4 name, just like Bimmerpost has been been calling it all along. And no surprise with the 4 Series badge now revealed and confirmed.

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Confirmed: M Version of BMW 4-series Coupe to be Called M4, M3 Name Will Live On

BMW has confirmed that, in about a year and a half, it will produce an M4 version of the 4-series coupe concept the company recently unveiled, and which is pictured here.

But the existence of an M4 does not preclude the existence of an M3, one of the longest-running nameplates from the M boys and the sub-brand’s philosophical heart. And so both M4 and M3 models will be produced. BMW might sometimes be silly, but it is not stupid.

http://blog.caranddriver.com/confirm...-will-live-on/

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      12-08-2012, 10:53 AM   #2
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Of course. Now wait for the sticker shock.
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      12-08-2012, 11:11 AM   #3
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Really? Car & Driver has its facts straight for once.
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      12-08-2012, 11:19 AM   #4
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Wonder how many people will rebadge it to M3?
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      12-08-2012, 11:20 AM   #5
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Ohh no's the end is near.......... j/k
Have no problem with the new name M4.
However, it keeps reminding me of my Benelli M4 tactical
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      12-08-2012, 11:21 AM   #6
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      12-08-2012, 11:27 AM   #7
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Think it's stupid but idc as long as it drives right
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      12-08-2012, 11:29 AM   #8
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I just want to say: I think there's more to it than just moving it upmarket. BMW knows they already damaged its M Heritage with the softer new models. They can't mess up the legacy of the M3, so they decide to make it a "different" car so it can't be directly compared because it's more "upmarket" than a true 3 series. If they were building the best M3 of all time from a driver's standpoint (something that would only receive praise from around here), they wouldn't semi abandon the M3 badge.

However, the car is gorgeous. The rear reminds me of the old 8's
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Wonder how many people will rebadge it to M3?
That would be the first thing I would do.
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FOR ME they should have given the ''3'' to the coupe because in tradition there has always been a 2 door m3 and the original m3 was a coupe only. just my opinion
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      12-08-2012, 12:28 PM   #11
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I'm sorry I feel its a mistake to name it a M4, it should still be a M3. Oh well..

Cuz5150, when I hear M4 I think of this..



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FOR ME they should have given the ''3'' to the coupe because in tradition there has always been a 2 door m3 and the original m3 was a coupe only. just my opinion
This..
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      12-08-2012, 12:44 PM   #13
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The world is full of haters and the blissfully ignorant. Then again it shouldn't matter what other people say or think!

I'm just eager as the rest of y'all to see the M4, and possibly own!
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      12-08-2012, 12:45 PM   #14
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A year and a half is a long time. Now when do we get to see the M235i, an M2, or perhaps an M335i? All of these would be interesting cars.
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      12-08-2012, 12:48 PM   #15
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I like the badging as M4 similar to S5, but I still think I (if I ever own one) that I will debadge an M for that clean symmetrical look - flame suit on.
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Only if we had a time machine to go forward and see what this beauty looks like...
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The M4 rendering that links to this thread is WAY better looking than the 4 series concept pictures. See the render at http://www.BIMMERPOST.com
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Rebadging the M4 to M3 after you buy one makes no sense. If you really care about the name that much then you're a BMW fan for the wrong reason. Personally, I'm a fan because of the cars, not the name.
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The rendering that links to this thread is WAY better looking than the 4 series concept pictures.
pretty sure it is not a rendering but a real life picture, but I agree it looks better than first concept photos
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Rebadging the M4 to M3 after you buy one makes no sense. If you really care about the name that much then you're a BMW fan for the wrong reason. Personally, I'm a fan because of the cars, not the name.
Name is important. How would you like the M4 name civic?
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Wonder how many people will rebadge it to M3?
I'm sure some will rebadge it, especially folks who have owned an M3 in the past. I personally don't mind the name change.
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I think the new M3 will be a 4 door sedan, this will make the M4 a coupe and lets not forget about a possible M4GC

I think what BMW is trying to do is: 1/2 series, 3/4 series and 5/6 series where the odd numbers are cheap and mass produced and the even numbers are more exotic exclusive and alot of $$$
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