What it would mean, in next generation or earlier, BMW will up-class it's E92 and E93 Coupe to the same luxury and features of the CLK-Class. Thus, it needs a replacement of a entry E90-coupe (F3?) to beat MB's C-class Coupe. I presume 316i has gone forever? BMW also needs a A/B-Class and R-Class equivalences. On MB side, they are also creating the MLK to beat BMW's X3. MB's direction of a performance hatch like the 1-Series is still not clear.