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      01-26-2018, 05:23 PM   #159
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Originally Posted by tetsuo111 View Post
Ok, 15 cars are more than sufficient to hold an informed opinion.

Q: how have your expectations wrt: M evolved over the years?

It's a leading question.

Perhaps I'm left-ice cold by BMW today because my perception is that the M concept used to represent a viable, more practical alternative to Porsche. Given that criteria, whether right or wrong, the answer is clear.
BMW M has never, in my opinion, been a competitor of Porsche and not really an alternative. M Division was started as a way to homologate their race cars. My expectations haven't changed. An M is the highest performance version is the model wearing the badge. That hasn't changed. M4 is still highest performance 4-series, M3 is highest performance 3-series. etc., etc.
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