Originally Posted by username11
I thought this was what M did already. What is new here?
Me too. An M truck was the beginning of the end for but let's face it the majority of M cars are ordered fully loaded with NAV, heated seats, crap, folding mirrors, leather, now even fake sound pumped into the cabin and automatic transmissions. BMW is now just giving everyone what the majority want.
Even the 1M that was supposed to be a back to basics M car, the majority were ordered fully loaded with power seats, back up sensors.
So no one should be surprised. You have been voting with your wallets by buying bloated, luxo-mobiles with automatics.
I know there are few guys on still want edgy, lighter cars that are more perfomance based, those are few and far between. So if you really don't like it, stop buying them and BMW will adapt. The backlash against the heavier, super expensive, bloated M cars led to the 1M but even then, most were fully loaded too....so who knows now.
Vote with your wallets and BMW will build it....or not build it.