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      01-16-2020, 01:06 PM   #45
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C43 , S4 , M340 are all performance wannabes , thats the irony , they present those cars as something special from the normal ones !
Well they are different from the normal ones. (LSD, torque vectoring, M adaptive suspension, M brakes, and 0-60 in 4 sec!) And they are high performance vehicles, not wannabes. You can call them M, RS or AMG wannabes, but not performance wannabes.

I'm very happy with the M performance line. M's are too harsh for me. standard cars are too bland. And I would take M340i over F80, any day.
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Your X2 isn’t even a real BMW
No more than a Rolls isnt a Rolls!!!! Haters gotta hate!!

Its M power all the way!!!!!
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Well they are different from the normal ones. (LSD, torque vectoring, M adaptive suspension, M brakes, and 0-60 in 4 sec!) And they are high performance vehicles, not wannabes. You can call them M, RS or AMG wannabes, but not performance wannabes.

I'm very happy with the M performance line. M's are too harsh for me. standard cars are too bland. And I would take M340i over F80, any day.
You re right yes , i didnt meant that , i know they are performance cars as well.
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To me: if it has an M it *should* have a factory (mechanical) LSD. If you need to ask what is an LSD is then you shouldn’t be looking at an M.

But BMW has become a whore and will wear whatever lingerie to get your money..
... “A particularly special technical highlight – and also a premiere for an M Performance automobile – is the M Sport Differential”

Yup, agreed . M put one of them in mine too!
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To me: if it has an M it *should* have a factory (mechanical) LSD. If you need to ask what is an LSD is then you shouldn't be looking at an M.

But BMW has become a whore and will wear whatever lingerie to get your money..
... "A particularly special technical highlight – and also a premiere for an M Performance automobile – is the M Sport Differential"

Yup, agreed . M put one of them in mine too!
So by his logic, these must be M cars now. Haha. Just lead the horse to water.
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So you drive an M340i, do you go tell people you drive an ///M car?
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So by his logic, these must be M cars now. Haha. Just lead the horse to water.


It always amazes me the insecurities of some people.

Note to self, it doesnt affect your life in one bit because ///My car has an ///M badge too, you have nothing special, no current M car is anything special. Ive just come from an F80 and have no less pleasure driving ///My ///M35i.

I owned the last true ///M, the mighty S85 and never looked down on all those fake M owners on all those SAVs because it doesnt affect ///My pleasure in any way.
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To me: if it has an M it *should* have a factory (mechanical) LSD. If you need to ask what is an LSD is then you shouldn’t be looking at an M.

But BMW has become a whore and will wear whatever lingerie to get your money..
... “A particularly special technical highlight – and also a premiere for an M Performance automobile – is the M Sport Differential”

Yup, agreed . M put one of them in mine too!
Sooo..... the M Sport Differential is also an option on the 330i M-Sport... so if someone has that option on their 330i M-Sport does that mean that....

ok I'll stop before all hell breaks loose
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So by his logic, these must be M cars now. Haha. Just lead the horse to water.


It always amazes me the insecurities of some people.

Note to self, it doesnt affect your life in one bit because ///My car has an ///M badge too, you have nothing special, no current M car is anything special. Ive just come from an F80 and have no less pleasure driving ///My ///M35i.

I owned the last true ///M, the mighty S85 and never looked down on all those fake M owners on all those SAVs because it doesnt affect ///My pleasure in any way.
And that's why you're a bigger person than those types. I had a M2C, which was a very fine car, but loved my M240i more. By the way, I recently drove a X2 M35i and it's definitely a BMW and, moreover, a finely tuned M car (nice exhaust note on shift).
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And that's why you're a bigger person than those types. I had a M2C, which was a very fine car, but loved my M240i more. By the way, I recently drove a X2 M35i and it's definitely a BMW and, moreover, a finely tuned M car (nice exhaust note on shift).
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So many get caught up for no reason at all...enjoy what you have and appreciate other models, but never look down on anyone, it doesnt make one any better off to do so, its just a car
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Fake M cars lol
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We all knew this was going to happen. Remember when a 3er would come out and it would be years before the M3 came out? Now I am almost positive that BMW is engineering the motor in the S variant then just reducing gofast bits and slapping it into the series variant.

So it'll be M340i, then the M340i body kit and tune edition. I mean M3.
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And now here come the M owners about to say the M340i is not a true M car and shouldn't be in the same category. Lol.
Haha, aren't you used to it?
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Whatever they do with regards to naming/branding, can people at least stop putting ///M stripes on their grills?
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And now here come the M owners about to say the M340i is not a true M car and shouldn't be in the same category. Lol.
Haha, aren't you used to it?
Lol, from the forum yes. Personally no. I drive a 330 so I'm just getting a kick out of this
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And now here come the M owners about to say the M340i is not a true M car and shouldn't be in the same category. Lol.
...and they'd be correct.
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Does this mean that they will finally stop putting those stupid ///M Performance stickers on the bottom of the doors? 😂
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M performance vs real m: totally different animals and bmw knows that. They may have same horse power but the power delivery, weight, chassis rolling are totally different between these 2 segments.
M performance is high performance street car, real M is a track car (. Depending your definition of track) that can be used on the street.
Whoever drives M550 vs m5, or m2 vs m240 know what I'm talking about.
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Where is the source for this?
You can already see these grouping changes on the Build Your Own portion of the BMW USA site. It’s been like this for a while.
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