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      12-08-2012, 01:12 PM   #23
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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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      12-08-2012, 01:19 PM   #24
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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..

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      12-08-2012, 01:23 PM   #25
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Weird to think. But times change. And I'll likely get the car at some point. Don't really care what it's called.

But my dream car has been an M3 for all my life. Funny to think the first M car I get will not be an M3 but an M4 lol
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      12-08-2012, 01:26 PM   #26
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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
That's what I've been thinking.

BMW must be secretly partial to sedan drivers, and think that they will better represent the M3 tradition moving forward. Obviously they're right.
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      12-08-2012, 01:29 PM   #27
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pretty sure it is not a rendering but a real life picture, but I agree it looks better than first concept photos
Really?

Source?
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      12-08-2012, 01:55 PM   #28
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Really?

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

It just looks to real to be a render, maybe I am wrong

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"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." - sounds like a real picture to me
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It just looks to real to be a render, maybe I am wrong

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"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." - sounds like a real picture to me
He's talking about the M4 render used on the homepage for this story.

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      12-08-2012, 02:13 PM   #30
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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.
Seems like the 2-series will come out around Jan 2014 or so and seems like southlight believes the M235i version will come at the same time according to this post http://www.2addicts.com/forums/showp...9&postcount=96

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      12-08-2012, 02:19 PM   #31
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pretty sure it is not a rendering but a real life picture, but I agree it looks better than first concept photos
The picture from "Report: BMW M4 badge confirmed" on the homepage is a render... see post http://www.f30post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=778380

The concept BMW reveled is for the 4 series coupe... nobody ever said it's for the M4

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      12-08-2012, 02:35 PM   #32
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Wonder how many people will rebadge it to M3?
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Really? Car & Driver has its facts straight for once.
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      12-08-2012, 02:52 PM   #34
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Exclamation How about

getting a 4-door M3 and rebadging it to a M4?
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      12-08-2012, 02:53 PM   #35
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I know this is kind of off-topic but wouldn't it have been more logical for BMW to remain with the V8 at least for the coupe? Heck, they're following Audi's steps in renaming their models, why not copy the engines too? Since the RS5 and C63 will remain V8s... BMW is trying to "fit" in and make it more of a competition, it would only be logical for them to compete with the same caliber engines...
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      12-08-2012, 03:05 PM   #36
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I know this is kind of off-topic but wouldn't it have been more logical for BMW to remain with the V8 at least for the coupe? Heck, they're following Audi's steps in renaming their models, why not copy the engines too? Since the RS5 and C63 will remain V8s... BMW is trying to "fit" in and make it more of a competition, it would only be logical for them to compete with the same caliber engines...
I don't think they are trying to "fit" in.... they are innovating...

Let's suppose they give you the 3 cars but you can't look inside the hood, and the BMW is faster and handles better.

Would you pick any of the other 2 just cause they have a V8?
I think it's more of, BMW will even kick their butt with 2 cylinders less and saving fuel in the process with also a lighter car

That's my feeling
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i love it, but what i learned is that i loved all the 4 series coupe renders but they really didn't look like the final concept.....

but good work on the render looks sexy!
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each series is 10k more expensive, so this will allow them to justify 10k prem over 3 series M3. This sucks but i will hold my breath until i see everything in paper and then make my call.
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How could BMW tarnish the M3? It's such an iconic and historical car and to name the coupe(most likely) the M4 is wrong on so many levels. Why don't they know when to stop? Seriously.
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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
Agree 100%!
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      12-08-2012, 03:37 PM   #41
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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.
While this makes sense, this is not like slapping a badge on something it's not (all the M badges on regular BMW cars). Let's be honest here, no matter what BMW marketing says, the 4-Series is a 3-Series coupe rebadged.

But I agree with you, if I bought a M4, I wouldn't even bother trying to rebadge it to a M3 because I don't think the average citizen really notices or cares and for the enthusiasts, we know the whole deal so there really is no point unless the owner really, really cares for it.
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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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