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Location: Seattle, Washington, USA
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Yes, it has. Mainly because:
*No low cost model available
*Now offering a slush-box auto in the X5/6 M; transmission is basically found in most Series BMW, along with Bentley, Audi, Chrysler
*Using non-unique engines; X5 and M6 have basically the same engine, which seems to be based off a 550i engine
*Offering M versions of crossovers
*Reliability seems to be getting worse and worse; no M car can reach 200,000 miles anymore without a major invasive mechanical repair one or two times along the way (even when maintenance and use are perfect)
*Not offering a 7 speed manual (like 911 or Corvette) across all M models as a -$2,500 (discount1) option
*Cars like the C63 AMG-S are as good as the M3 Sedan now, the Mustang GT350R is better than any future M4 GTS, BMW has no answer to the RS3 2.5TQ
Turbocharging, lower red lines, M Sport Series cars, and dual clutch (DSG) 7+ speed automated manuals do not bother me since they have real world improvement.
2006 BMW M5 Sedan
SMG III/Silverstone Metallic/Black Perforated Merino/Aluminum/Anthracite Alcantara
Dynamic Performance Engineering Monoblock ST7 Brushed Aluminum; 20 x 9.0", 20 x 11.0"
Michelin Pilot Super Sport; 265/35ZR-20, 295/30ZR-20 | H&R Trak+ 12 mm, 5 mm
Pirelli Winter 240 Sottozero; 255/40VR-19, 285/35VR-19
Thule K-Summit K44|LED 5 W 6,000 K 350 lm angel eyes|LED license plate lights
Valentine 1 hard-wired with Remote Display
Last edited by Minimization; 19th September 2015 at 02:30 AM.