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      07-02-2013, 08:29 AM   #104
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Originally Posted by mkoesel View Post
If you compare the cars from past generations, you'll see the M3 usually has less displacement and/or less power than the competition from AMG and Quattro GmbH. Despite this, it has been the leader in the segment. So I don't really see them making excuses, nor needing to. They let the results speak for themselves.
That is a very good point. I believe the competition is getting closer and closer to parity and it is no longer a blowout when an M is compared to an AMG or RS car. I agree with each generation it will become more difficult to improve upon (from a purely numbers perspective), but if I were an engineer on the M team I would be pushing very hard knowing that more and more companies are in my rear view mirror. It's not going to get any easier and expectations are high.