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      09-02-2011, 01:01 PM   #23
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so every ODD number BMW will be a sedan
ie...3, 5, 7

and every EVEN Number BMW will be a coupe
ie..6 and 8 series (back in the days)

so if this is what BMW wants then it beggs the question about wha BMW is going to do with the 1 series.
The same scheme will apply to the 1-series. See http://f20.1addicts.com/forums/showthread.php?t=536650

1 series coupes and convertibles will be known as the 2-series. In fact, the 1-series/2-series will be the first cars to adopt the new naming system.
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      09-02-2011, 01:01 PM   #24
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This is awesome! This basically means that it'll be a totally different car! I'm very excited for my M4!
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      09-02-2011, 01:04 PM   #25
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The M4 reference goes to show how FAT the M3 has gotten. Goodbye, legacy. Hello, mess.
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M4 for coupe is 100% right.


The size off the E92 M3 and properly the new one will be even bigger. The M4 name fits the bill perfectly.
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      09-02-2011, 01:08 PM   #27
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this cant be serious. the M3 will no longer be a coupe? the M4. wow BMW, i dont know what to say...
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      09-02-2011, 01:11 PM   #28
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welcome to the future!!

i guess the new name makes some sense if u think about the engine size downgrade??
first time => big change & will make the current model a legend

still not satisfied with the new name.....:S
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      09-02-2011, 01:11 PM   #29
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A rose by any other name ...

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What's in a name? that which we call a rose by any other name would smell as sweet
So, like some guy in England once said, who cares if it's called a M3/M4 or Maurice, as long as it goes around a corner faster than an AMG and hits the Apple?

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      09-02-2011, 01:14 PM   #30
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Thank you BMW. for not killing the 4door
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      09-02-2011, 01:15 PM   #31
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This just made my day! It put a smile on my face!
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      09-02-2011, 01:17 PM   #32
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They will never kill the M3 coupe. Similar rumors were around when the E90/92 M3 was being developed.
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      09-02-2011, 01:26 PM   #33
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Kinda making sense now....

SCOTT26 told us M3 name would live on, but of course we know the coupe will be a 4er. They could make a few F80 M3 sedans, charge a bit more and have a few premium features for an F82 M4 coupe.
Noticed you take European Delivery on Oct 17th. I am stationed in Germany with the military and I just ordered my new 2012 M3 coupe today through military sales with a BMW Welt delivery of November 11. I hear that they do a wonderful job with taking care of the European Delivery folks. Congrats and I hope you enjoy your delivery and trip over.
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      09-02-2011, 01:26 PM   #34
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Good stuff. I knew the sedan would be back. I am just not down with the M4 moniker for the coupe & vert.
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i can't wait. this will be my next m for sure!
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Thank god sedans are staying in M division.
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I'll just buy an extra M3 badge and remove the M4 haha
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I'll just buy an extra M3 badge and remove the M4 haha
... and problem solved.
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I still can't get over the 4 series name. BMW are making the 4 series name just so they can charge more for it. What was the need to separate the 3 series saloon/coupe into different brands? It has always worked well and 4 is such a crap number! M4 coupe? No thanks. M3 is a great name.

Last time I checked they already charge more for 2 fewer doors.

While I agree that changing things is controversial, maybe as the world gets dumber they need to distinguish odd numbers with 4 doors and even numbers with 2 doors?


We have seen the 3 series move from sedans and coupes that look a like just sans 2 doors, evolve into the e9Xs where the vehicles look distinctly different especially from the sides and rear ends.

Maybe this just means that they will now make more clear design changes between the coupes and sedans.

Regardless of where they're going, BMW has been making the right moves for quite some time now and I'm going to trust that these are moves in the right direction.

The best news thus far is that the M3 sedan will live on. This will only make my decision between M3 & M5 even more difficult.
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I think the wonderful little 1M is to thank for this predicament. It didn't cause the problem but it sure accentuated it.
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So, like some guy in England once said, who cares if it's called a M3/M4 or Maurice, as long as it goes around a corner faster than an AMG and hits the Apple?

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M3, M4, who gives a shit. How does it perform? That's all I care about.
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so every ODD number BMW will be a sedan
ie...3, 5, 7

and every EVEN Number BMW will be a coupe
ie..6 and 8 series (back in the days)

so if this is what BMW wants then it beggs the question about wha BMW is going to do with the 1 series.

The 1-Series will be come a 2-Series.
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Glad to hear the M3 sedan is making a come back. As far as rumors of the M3 coupe being renamed the M4, bmw might have done this to signify a change to turbo engine for the iconic m3 coupe, since past generations of the coupes have always had NA engines-- just my own conspiracy theory, lol. Anyway, I'll believe the name change when I see it.
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