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      06-12-2019, 06:06 PM   #23
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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
Yep they love money

https://www.autoblog.com/2019/06/07/...ormance-parts/
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WOW that is pushing a triple M
M8 +Competition + M performance

MMM8

It is definitely out of my league - with all those parts it is pushing upwards of 160K
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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
Badge on brother!
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      06-12-2019, 08:24 PM   #26
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Be sure to use the sharpies with the correct ///M colors
duly noted - thank you fine sir
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      06-12-2019, 08:37 PM   #27
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As a service to my fellow California BMW forum brothers....should any one of you be thinking "I need more M" and "hmmm perhaps the roundel and emblems on the back are too small and I'm fearful that my fellow motorists will not be able to figure out what I'm driving"

The following plate is presently available in California - get it before it's gone!

ps - not a joke
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WOW that is pushing a triple M
That's funny - a triple M :-)
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      06-12-2019, 09:02 PM   #29
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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
That adds another 80 horses!!

Who needs a G80?!
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Always debadged my cars even M ones - first makes it more difficult to identify and the lack of badge does not impact car's performance ; second it avoids to have stupid teenagers ( what is the upper age limit??) scratching the paint when trying to steel them with a screwdriver. And them glue it on their bicycle!!!
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A lot of drama just for debadging.
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      06-13-2019, 10:27 AM   #32
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As a service to my fellow California BMW forum brothers....should any one of you be thinking "I need more M" and "hmmm perhaps the roundel and emblems on the back are too small and I'm fearful that my fellow motorists will not be able to figure out what I'm driving"

The following plate is presently available in California - get it before it's gone!

ps - not a joke
I got "F30 ZHP" in black so I was pretty happy!
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There should be a debadge option on the configurator.
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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.
This thread would be better if you posted photos of your stylish new ride, with or without badges.
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This thread would be better if you posted photos of your stylish new ride, with or without badges.
Here is an artistic interpretation of what I imagine my stylish (thanks for that Fuller) ride will look like, I hope this helps. Stay tuned for a future thread from me titled "I've removed my M and xDrive badges...here everyone take a look" for actual photos and further in depth conversation both pro and con regarding badge removal
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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
And X4m
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In Europe , there are debadge options possibility to get removed all or partly
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In Europe , there are debadge options possibility to get removed all or partly
+1 I always debadge everything possible, including engine spec.
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I'll wait for the photos. As for discussing pros and cons, I don't think much discussion is necessary.

Pros:
You get the badging you want.

There's one less digit in the badge to clean and wax around.

Cons:
It requires some input of time and effort

There's a chance something could go wrong and you introduce a scratch or blemish on your new car

Some people might think you've built a 330i to look like a 340i but forgot the M, so a botched M340i look alike build

I like the "M" because it pisses off real m-car drivers - or at least the vocal minority of them with insecurities over how bmw chooses to use the M brand.
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This thread would be better if you posted photos of your stylish new ride, with or without badges.
Here is an artistic interpretation of what I imagine my stylish (thanks for that Fuller) ride will look like, I hope this helps. Stay tuned for a future thread from me titled "I've removed my M and xDrive badges...here everyone take a look" for actual photos and further in depth conversation both pro and con regarding badge removal
Why don't you remove the 340i also? Make it reeeeeal clean and balanced .
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I'll wait for the photos. As for discussing pros and cons, I don't think much discussion is necessary.

Pros:
You get the badging you want.

There's one less digit in the badge to clean and wax around.

Cons:
It requires some input of time and effort

There's a chance something could go wrong and you introduce a scratch or blemish on your new car

Some people might think you've built a 330i to look like a 340i but forgot the M, so a botched M340i look alike build

I like the "M" because it pisses off real m-car drivers - or at least the vocal minority of them with insecurities over how bmw chooses to use the M brand.
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Lol. Right!! What does it say on the live cockpit display??? M340i. Guess he's getting that coded out???
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I keep the badges. However de-badging is fine if you like a clean look.

What is not cool...and not sure why some people do this...is "badge" their cars with M badges that were not put on by BMW.

Like when you see a 530i and they have slapped an M badge on the trunk lid too.

What is that about? Its sad...its like they really wanted an M550i or M5...but just couldn't swing it and so they bought an M badge a put it on the trunk lid.

They should just be happy with their purchase.
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Why don't you remove the 340i also? Make it reeeeeal clean and balanced .
You know it's just the way I see cars and how I like them (totally subjective of course), everyone has their own opinion on this and everyone's opinion is right - given the number of BMWs I've owned it's probably just what I'm used to and therefore what I like to see when I look at the back of my car...a simple badge on the right side

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