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      07-30-2019, 06:25 PM   #48
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Originally Posted by secretanchitman View Post
This is pretty much my sentiment too - keep putting 6MT in the M2/M3/M4 and I'm set.

However, BMW seriously has needed consolidation in the lineup for years. Do we really need coupe SUVs, M Performance cars and switching out the coupes and convertibles into even numbered models? I think it should be something like this:

1 (120i/130i/M1)
3 (330i/340i/M3 Sedan/Coupe/Convertible)
5 (530/540i/550i M5 Sedan/Coupe/Convertible)
7 (740i LWB, 750i, LWB)
X1 (30i)
X3 (30i, 40i, X3 M)
X5 (40i, 50i, X5 M)
X7 (40i, 50i)
Z4 (30i, 40i, M)
i3
i8
Couldn't have said it better.

Oh you want a 4 door version of the 4/6/8 series? Buy a 5 or 7 series then!! The gran coupe concept needs to go away. I like the 8 series and I'm sad to see it is going away but maybe that's part of the cool factor, every so often the 6 and 8 series gets revived, makes it special.

I also refuse to believe that Bmws lower end cars are not contributing to their bottom line. Consolidation of all the engines offered abroad I feel would help minimize production costs as well.