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      10-12-2021, 10:35 PM   #45
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M division is going EV. Van Meel will be responsible for putting the transition plan together to get those cars to production. Maybe some decision makers thought he would be a better fit to get the job done. And there was also some chatter on the internet about a provocative grille. We can all speculate.
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Does this mean potentially back to the less buck teeth looking grills for the M's? Hope so…
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isn't van meel responsible for losing the m talents team such as albert biermann and all ?
well, albert biermann was also partially responsible for the the f8x. The way it was tuned on launch was not great. That resulted in the worst critical reception of an m3 ever. It took zcp to make the car drive like it should have.

I would also point out they were so proud of the direct rear subframe mount, which was of questionable value. It is already gone in the g8x and yet performance and ride quality have increased.

These are big companies and complicated projects, there won't be one single person responsible for success or failure.
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Shame M division doesn't have an inspirational leader like Andreas Preuninger. Biermann seems to have worked wonders at Hyundai and personally I loved the character of the f80 and it did look very pretty. Few cars of the modern age have character. It was like a 930 turbo.. Don't pay it respect and it will bite you!
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