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      06-12-2019, 12:03 PM   #1
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Exclamation I'll be removing the M and xDrive badges, anyone else?

I'm not an M badge hater (have owned a few over the decades) and I don't believe that the MXXX cars are diluting the M brand. I'm also not a huge fan of debaging cars regardless the reason

That said I simply don't like the look of the M before the 340 and if all 340's are M340's I don't feel the added M decoration serves any purpose of differentiating the car from the other G20 340's on the road so I'm going to ditch it. Just want to be left with a clean 340 emblem like I have now.

XDrive is going away as well, but that's probably more of an obvious choice.

Anyhoo I know there is not a right or wrong answer here (hold on I don't think I was seeking out an answer haha) and this is a million percent subjective so just sharing my intentions, that's all.
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      06-12-2019, 12:15 PM   #2
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Rather than remove the xDrive badge, I am going to add "se" in front of it.
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      06-12-2019, 12:20 PM   #3
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Rather than remove the xDrive badge, I am going to add "se" in front of it.
Ahh yes a modern play on the famous VW "rabbit injection" emblems from the 80's
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Make it an ix badge and remove x drive.
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      06-12-2019, 01:54 PM   #5
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I'm assuming you purchased outright? Then have at it.

Now if it's a finance or lease, you cannot do any "major tuning" ... found a chap on YouTube that got into some trouble with BMW for engine mods (600+ HP M4) on a financed vehicle. :

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I don't feel the added M decoration serves any purpose of differentiating the car from the other G20 340's on the road so I'm going to ditch it. .
There is no other G20 340s on the road. M340 is the only model.

It is part of M Performance family BMW introduced, so there is many more on the road with M upfront

M550
m850
M760
M240

And some with M in the middle
x2 M35
X5 M50
x3 M40

Other Ms now have it at the end

x3 M
x5 M
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I remove that cheap xDrive badge the sec my cars come home. BMW should really do something about it.
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I'm not an M badge hater (have owned a few over the decades) and I don't believe that the MXXX cars are diluting the M brand. I'm also not a huge fan of debaging cars regardless the reason

That said I simply don't like the look of the M before the 340 and if all 340's are M340's I don't feel the added M decoration serves any purpose of differentiating the car from the other G20 340's on the road so I'm going to ditch it. Just want to be left with a clean 340 emblem like I have now.

XDrive is going away as well, but that's probably more of an obvious choice.

Anyhoo I know there is not a right or wrong answer here (hold on I don't think I was seeking out an answer haha) and this is a million percent subjective so just sharing my intentions, that's all.
I feel like you are obsessing over something silly. If you don't approve of them "diluting the M brand" why are you buying one? You think you're sticking it to BMW by removing a letter? If BMW starts calling the X1 the "M8 GTR" it's an M8 GTR whether you like it or not.
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You don't need the m badge as the grill and tail pipes will determine which engine you have.
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I feel like you are obsessing over something silly. If you don't approve of them "diluting the M brand" why are you buying one? You think you're sticking it to BMW by removing a letter? If BMW starts calling the X1 the "M8 GTR" it's an M8 GTR whether you like it or not.
Hi Scarecrowboat
the only way that i am feeling is that I would prefer MY car without those two badges it doesn't go any deeper than that for me :-)

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You also misread my post relative to diluting the brand - that's something else I really don't care too much about
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I'm going to take my M3 symbol and swap them real fast when i turn it in for the M340....jk jk

I'm going to leave it, its not a big deal to me. So much M stuff around these days. I really just care how i enjoy the car. Doesn't matter if its a M series or M sport version.
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I'm not an M badge hater (have owned a few over the decades) and I don't believe that the MXXX cars are diluting the M brand. I'm also not a huge fan of debaging cars regardless the reason

That said I simply don't like the look of the M before the 340 and if all 340's are M340's I don't feel the added M decoration serves any purpose of differentiating the car from the other G20 340's on the road so I'm going to ditch it. Just want to be left with a clean 340 emblem like I have now.

XDrive is going away as well, but that's probably more of an obvious choice.

Anyhoo I know there is not a right or wrong answer here (hold on I don't think I was seeking out an answer haha) and this is a million percent subjective so just sharing my intentions, that's all.
I feel like you are obsessing over something silly. If you don't approve of them "diluting the M brand" why are you buying one? You think you're sticking it to BMW by removing a letter? If BMW starts calling the X1 the "M8 GTR" it's an M8 GTR whether you like it or not.
Lol. Right!! What does it say on the live cockpit display??? M340i. Guess he's getting that coded out???
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meh looks fine to me and I like the pretty ///M colors
And if the xdrive badge comes off then you better be able to show window sticker to any future buyers given a few of the recent incorrect orders that have gone through. Although buyer beware I suppose.
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meh looks fine to me and I like the pretty ///M colors
And if the xdrive badge comes off then you better be able to show window sticker to any future buyers given a few of the recent incorrect orders that have gone through. Although buyer beware I suppose.
Just show that you can't spin the tires on launch.
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I'm not an M badge hater (have owned a few over the decades) and I don't believe that the MXXX cars are diluting the M brand. I'm also not a huge fan of debaging cars regardless the reason

That said I simply don't like the look of the M before the 340 and if all 340's are M340's I don't feel the added M decoration serves any purpose of differentiating the car from the other G20 340's on the road so I'm going to ditch it. Just want to be left with a clean 340 emblem like I have now.

XDrive is going away as well, but that's probably more of an obvious choice.

Anyhoo I know there is not a right or wrong answer here (hold on I don't think I was seeking out an answer haha) and this is a million percent subjective so just sharing my intentions, that's all.
I feel like you are obsessing over something silly. If you don't approve of them "diluting the M brand" why are you buying one? You think you're sticking it to BMW by removing a letter? If BMW starts calling the X1 the "M8 GTR" it's an M8 GTR whether you like it or not.
Lol. Right!! What does it say on the live cockpit display??? M340i. Guess he's getting that coded out???
I'll put that on my to do list but probably start with removing the m stripes from the key fob and then work my way from there :-)
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A bit excessive in my opinion but your car.. you can do whatever you want
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Didnt realize this would evoke such passion from some but it's classic we've gone from...dear lord never ever put an m badge on a none m car to the new reality "don't touch that m badge" pretty funny really

Guess that little M badge just generates emotion on all sides :-)

Anyhoo too cluttered for me and my car will not have one - reading between the lines (cough cough) sounds like some of you will be leaving yours on and to that I say bravo

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I'm not an M badge hater (have owned a few over the decades) and I don't believe that the MXXX cars are diluting the M brand. I'm also not a huge fan of debaging cars regardless the reason

That said I simply don't like the look of the M before the 340 and if all 340's are M340's I don't feel the added M decoration serves any purpose of differentiating the car from the other G20 340's on the road so I'm going to ditch it. Just want to be left with a clean 340 emblem like I have now.

XDrive is going away as well, but that's probably more of an obvious choice.

Anyhoo I know there is not a right or wrong answer here (hold on I don't think I was seeking out an answer haha) and this is a million percent subjective so just sharing my intentions, that's all.
I feel like you are obsessing over something silly. If you don't approve of them "diluting the M brand" why are you buying one? You think you're sticking it to BMW by removing a letter? If BMW starts calling the X1 the "M8 GTR" it's an M8 GTR whether you like it or not.
Lol. Right!! What does it say on the live cockpit display??? M340i. Guess he's getting that coded out???
I'll put that on my to do list but probably start with removing the m stripes from the key fob and then work my way from there :-)

Didnt realize this would evoke such passion from some but it's classic we've gone from...dear lord never ever put an m badge on a none m car to the new reality "don't touch that m badge" pretty funny really

Guess that little M badge just generates emotion on all sides :-)

Anyhoo too cluttered for me and my car will not have one - reading between the lines (cough cough) sounds like some of you will be leaving yours on and to that I say bravo
Right on!

Nah, I don't have an opinion one way or the other. But I do find it entertaining...

Badge or no badge it's the same vehicle.
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I'll put that on my to do list but probably start with removing the m stripes from the key fob and then work my way from there :-)
Just put a piece of masking tape over the LCD screen
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I'll put that on my to do list but probably start with removing the m stripes from the key fob and then work my way from there :-)
Just put a piece of masking tape over the LCD screen
Alas that would only be a temporary fix - My a.d.d. would kick in and force me to write M or MPower on the tape with a sharpie / but thanks for trying to help

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Here is a good one for you,
BMW sells M performance parts for our cars. You can put them on real M cars and M performance cars.

I have a couple of those on the car - so I'm adding another badge to my car.

It is a double M now

MM340
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Alas that would only be a temporary fix - My a.d.d. would kick in and force me to write M or MPower on the tape with a sharpie / but thanks for tying to help
Be sure to use the sharpies with the correct ///M colors
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