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    There will be no BMW supercar or R8/SLS competitor, M shelves the idea stating the M3 and M5 are already supercars

    Way to go BMW, another step downscale and another disappointing decision. We were excited when M said they were considering producing their own supercar. BMWNA M product manager Matt Russel stated in an interview that BMW ruled out the idea of a supercar to rival Audi's R8 or the SLS from Mercedes. He stated that the M3 and M5 are already supercars. No word on if he was drunk during the interview.

    The M5 and M3 are not supercars or sports cars for that matter. They are very sporty sedans and the best in their class. It does not take a rocket scientist to figure out the M5 is not an R8 or SLS rival. One can even look at the number of seats and the curb weight if they need help in coming to that conclusion. As if the fact they are based on regular mass produced sedan chassis' is not enough evidence in of itself. We are big fans of the M3 and M5 by the way, we just are not going to delude ourselves.

    Matt Russel says there is no need for a high priced halo supercar. So BMW making the M1 Hommage was what, a cruel joke? They saw the appeal in it back then as they devoted the resources to produce a one off concept. What he is saying makes no sense. The M5 is not going to rival an R8 V10 in anything other than luggage capacity and the SLS Black Series will obliterate anything in the BMW lineup. The M3 and M5 being good cars does not somehow make it so a sports car is not necessary. With the way BMW has been diluting their product line and selling out their soul for profits they desperately need a real car to show they are still enthusiasts who believe in the Ultimate Driving Machine at heart.

    And Matt, if you need help figuring out what a supercar/sports car is Audi and Mercedes are more than capable of showing you. Keep working on those electric cars while your competitors cater to a segment BMW can not enter because it has strayed too far from what it is supposed to be. ULTIMATE DRIVING MACHINE. Please repeat that as many times as necessary until it sinks in.

    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Matt Russel
    A lot of people come to me and ask, does M need a supercar? We’ve had the choice to do something like that that when we were planning the 1-Series M Coupe. Amongst its development, we all pondered: do we do a supercar as in a mid-engined wedge, or some super high-priced front-engined wedge? We’ve discussed these possibilities. But ultimately, we didn’t feel the need to make a very exclusive high-end supercar and we still don’t. I already firmly believe that we produce supercars, except that they’re two in one: an executive car with supercar performance. They are the essence of BMW M-Cars
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    didnt feel the need my ass. this guy is retarded. he needs to give what the performance enthusiast want considering this is the M division.
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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Yukohama Click here to enlarge
    didnt feel the need my ass. this guy is retarded. he needs to give what the performance enthusiast want considering this is the M division.
    It's just political jargon.

    They want to sell as much cheap crap as they can. Where the $#@! is their pride?

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    I am losing respect for this company

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    I am seriously.... and i'm probably the biggest BMW nut out there.... losing big interest in BMW M division :!:

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    Well this is rather disappointing news. I was really looking forward to adding one of these to my collection.

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by flipm3 Click here to enlarge
    Well this is rather disappointing news. I was really looking forward to adding one of these to my collection.
    You are likely being sarcastic but I certainly was looking forward it... not to mention would be nice for BMW to show they haven't completely removed their testicles.

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    Cool, Autoblog used us for this story: http://www.autoblog.com/2011/12/20/r...o-build-not-g/

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    As a huge BMW enthusiast, they have lost huge respect from me years ago. Sad part is they care less about their enthusiasts anymore it seems.

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by rezin23 Click here to enlarge
    As a huge BMW enthusiast, they have lost huge respect from me years ago. Sad part is they care less about their enthusiasts anymore it seems.
    It all started when they starting selling out M and now none of their principles matter any longer. It's a German Toyota. Oh wait... Toyota built the LF-A so BMW is actually worse.

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    i cant wait until bmw current m division is ousted...
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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Yukohama Click here to enlarge
    i cant wait until bmw current m division is ousted...
    Won't ever happen, this is the new M.

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
    You are likely being sarcastic but I certainly was looking forward it... not to mention would be nice for BMW to show they haven't completely removed their testicles.
    THIS ^ +10000

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    Drama Queens
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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by KB Click here to enlarge
    Drama Queens
    Us or BMW?

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    BMW M cars are already supercars?


    SOMEONE PLEASE HELP, THE EGO, IT BURNS!!!
    Some people live long, meaningful lives.

    Other people eat shit and die.

    I'm not racist, I hate everybody equally; especially fat people.


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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by DBFIU Click here to enlarge
    BMW M cars are already supercars?
    The M5 = SLR, duh.

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    Ha, so what does that make a Z06 Corvette? An Ultracar?

    I'm wondering if that guy has ever been in a truly fast car......

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