Originally Posted by G0TB00ST?
The e46 and e60 are when the cars starting getting bigger, bulkier, and more "luxury performance". I mean, a viewpoint of //M is obviously all a matter of opinion, but I think it's pretty obvious BMW decided they were going to change face a bit heading into the 21st century.
I think the basis of an //M car in the lineup to buy off the showroom floor is great, however, there's only what? 1 class of racing that would actually mean racing a car similar to its stock production form? Not every //M car in the lineup will or has been used in professional racing in mostly stock form, so my point is, where to some believe it is their business to determine what makes a car an //M car? As of right now, under those standards, only the e92 M3 would be an //M car, as it's the only one used in GT4 class racing which is mostly stock form type racing. "