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      09-19-2013, 08:50 PM   #91
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Originally Posted by Kuwen View Post
Is it odd to say that I don't mind the exposed exhaust? Doesn't strike me significantly different than giant rotors or (and this is admittedly more of a stretch) the exposed/visible engine bays of more exotic cars.

In contrast, I've always disliked the 7-series that go out of their way to hide even the tailpipes.
I agree with you except on this point of the exhaust. Note that BMW has made upclass changes to the brake calipers on the new M3/M4 both in design/performance and in appearance. This puts them more in-line with other performance cars competing in this class and above. The exhaust, as is, is still subpar (and low class) for a such a great performance car. A great M3/M4 shouldn't have it's exhaust looking rusty shortly after purchase even if it isn't rusting itself nor should it hang so low and look so big and ugly. Kick it up a notch BMW M, this is world class performance car!!!