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      01-18-2012, 09:44 AM   #247
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From what good sense tells me, here is how the ///M Performance range would fit into the whole BMW range :


1er range (3 door and 5 door hatches) :
- No 135i (either regular or ///M Sport)
- Instead, an ///M Performance 320ps ///M140i (or ///M135i***)
- No ///M version

2er range (2 door coupé and cabrio) :
- 306ps ///M Sport 235i (likelihood in question***)
- 320ps ///M Performance ///M240i (or ///M235i***)
- 360ps ///M2

3er range (4 door sedan, 5 door wagon and 5 door 3GT) :
- 306ps regular version 335i
- 306ps ///M Sport 335i
- 340ps (like the Audi S4) ///M Performance ///M340i (sedan and wagon only)
- 450hp ///M3 (probably sedan only, wagon depending on demand)

4er range (2 door coupé and cabrio, 4 door coupé 4GC) :
- 306ps regular version 435i
- 306ps ///M Sport 435i
- 340ps ///M Performance ///M440i
- 450ps ///M4

5er range (4 door sedan, 5 door wagon, 5 door 5GT) :
- 407ps regular version 550i (later upgraded to 450ps)
- 407ps ///M Sport 550i (later upgraded to 450ps)
- 381ps ///M Performance ///M550d (sedan and wagon only)
- 560ps ///M5 (sedan only, wagon depending on demand)

6er range (2 door coupé and cabrio, 4 door coupé 6GC) :
- 407ps regular version 650i (2 door) soon upgraded to 450ps
- 407ps ///M Sport 650i (2 door) soon upgraded to 450ps
- 450ps regular version 650i (4 door 6GC)
- 450ps ///M Sport 650i (4 door 6GC)
- 381ps ///M Performance ///M650d
- 560ps ///M6

7er range :
- 407ps regular version 750i soon upgraded to 450ps
- 407ps ///M Sport 750i soon upgraded to 450ps
- 381ps ///M Performance ///M750d

X5 and X6 ranges :
- 407ps regular version X5 and X6 50i (later upgraded to 450ps)
- 407ps ///M Sport version X5 and X6 50i (later upgraded to 450ps)
- 381ps ///M Performance X5 and X6 ///M50d
- 555ps X5///M and X6///M

X3 and X4 ranges :
It is too early to speculate but I guess that both will get ///M Performance versions (340ps ///M40i) and the X4 might get its hardcore 450ps X4///M version.

Z4 and Z2 ranges :
I really hope we will get 450ps Z4///M and 360ps Z2///M (although Z4///M seems unlikely on the actual generation), and logically the facelift Z4 35is will become the 340ps ///M Performance Z4///M40i.


...But again, all this is only my imagination so far

***PS: as mkoesel pointed it out, there might be no 306ps 235i at all but only the 320ps ///M Performance version replacing it. In that case, the latter might well be called ///M235i and not ///M240i since the -35i suffix will be free to use, and therefore the 3 and 5 door hatch versions might be called ///M135i by extension.

Last edited by advantage20; 01-18-2012 at 08:40 PM.
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