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      08-13-2015, 04:07 PM   #45
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Originally Posted by NYAWE60 View Post
Because it would undoubtedly eat into M3/M4 sales. The M4 has a starting price of $65K in the US, offering an M2 with "detuned" motor for almost $15K less would not work in BMW's favor monetarily. The 1M used an N54, no one complained, I suspect it will be similar with the M2.
The 1M was a one off car and the S55 wasn't in production. I understand what you're saying, but to me it's about buying the best of what the new engine technology and advances have been. The S55 is a pretty amazing engine and is completely new using better engine design vs. the N54/N55. I don't think it will hurt the M3/M4 sales as there is a different buyer of a 2 series vs. a 3/4 series.
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