So, the company claiming to make the Ultimate Driving Machine has yet to provide an answer for the Mercedes hardcore drivers cars. Even Audi has the R8 (no answer from BMW for this one either, see the pattern?) and is bringing more RS models to the USA. Is BMW just blind? Not aware of the competition?
At the North American International Auto Show BMW PR employees showed they were very aware of Black Series models from Mercedes and also that their previous hardcore models like the CSL, GTS, CRT, etc., did not make it to the USA. Instead we got a joke of a special edition M3 which is about as special as a standard M3 with a bunch of option boxes checked: Pointless BMW M3 DTM Championship Edition. It would appear this is all set to change:
Ok, well, BMW has offered hardcore cars before but they never came to the USA. Instead we get crap left over from the parts bin that BMW calls "special" and people who don't know any better purchase. BMW may finally stop screwing over the American BMW enthusiast:
You may be asking, where is this information coming from? Well, from a journalist working for Automobile magazine who had an interview with the BMW M executives for the magazine. Thanks to the Twitter feed, we get an early look and yes BimmerBoost did get confirmation:
So, BMW may be getting its balls back. But, some of us need to see it to believe it. BMW has gone soft for so long this enthusiast doubts they can get it up to their classic M standards again.