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      12-12-2019, 02:40 PM   #681
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Originally Posted by medphysdave View Post
Lol, folks talking P-cars, this will be less than those.
I think the P car comparison comes up because the average person on this board attributes a higher value or perception with Porsche vs. BMW. As a result, the price of admission is "easier" to internalize because the prevailing theory is that the overall package from Porsche is more appropriate at the 85K+ price range.

Having owned one Porsche (981 CS) and several BMWs, I can relate to that sentiment, and definitely understand it. Typically, BMW M presents somewhat of a value proposition, by giving a pretty unique blend of luxury and performance/potential track use out of a single vehicle.

However, from an objective data perspective, the M2CS is really pushing the limits of that successful formula, because it's not punching above its considerable weight (pun intended), performance-wise, at this price point, nor is it providing a significant difference in luxury, as compared to the OG M2 or M2C. While there are other positive attributes solely available in the M2CS and include options people have been wanting to see on a factory produced M2 (Cf Roof, M3 tune from the factory, etc.) I think the exclusivity is the main feather in the M2CS' hat that makes the 84K starting price somewhat palatable. And that's just not enough for me to get one, even though I am sure the car will be very, very good.
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