E90Post
 


VIBE Motorsports
 
BMW 3-Series (E90 E92) Forum > BMW E90/E92/E93 3-series General Forums > Regional Forums > UK > M badge on rear where to place?



Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
      02-08-2014, 08:46 AM   #23
ajs_335d
First Lieutenant
 
Drives: 335d - Msport
Join Date: Jan 2014
Location: United Kingdom

Posts: 368
iTrader: (0)

Ok, think this thread has run its course.
ajs_335d is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      02-08-2014, 09:09 AM   #24
TeinBMW
Lieutenant Colonel
 
Drives: 2011 335xi Msport, Conv, Tech
Join Date: May 2013
Location: Calgary

Posts: 1,778
iTrader: (1)

Garage List
2011 BMW 335xi  [3.50]
It is your choice what you do with your car but please done put an M badge on your car. The really bmw folks will laugh at you.
__________________
2011 Le Mans Blue N55 335xi Msport, Convenience, Technology, BMS intake, COBB AP, VRSF Downpipe, PE
TeinBMW is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      02-08-2014, 09:29 AM   #25
acerboo
Brigadier General
 
Drives: e92 335d lci
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: kent

Posts: 3,662
iTrader: (2)

I cant believe anyone would make so much fuss over a piddling badge! why not take all the badges off?
acerboo is offline   England
0
Reply With Quote
      02-08-2014, 11:42 AM   #26
Jase 320d
Wheelbarrow Edition
 
Jase 320d's Avatar
 
Drives: Arctic 320d
Join Date: Sep 2013
Location: Dumfries and Galloway

Posts: 1,031
iTrader: (0)

I took my badges off so nobody could see i had a poverty spec 320d

Shame the 335d has twin tailpipes (gives it away) as id be tempted to whack a 318/320i badge on instead
Jase 320d is offline   Scotland
0
Reply With Quote
      02-08-2014, 11:49 AM   #27
Jase 320d
Wheelbarrow Edition
 
Jase 320d's Avatar
 
Drives: Arctic 320d
Join Date: Sep 2013
Location: Dumfries and Galloway

Posts: 1,031
iTrader: (0)

The smaller new M// wing badge from the f30 looks good imo

As shown here





I think the big M// ones don't look very good and are a bit in your face.
I saw a 320d se with a big M// on the front grille and one on the boot.
Didn't go very well at all as it had zero Msport parts on it.
Jase 320d is offline   Scotland
0
Reply With Quote
      02-09-2014, 09:58 AM   #28
BeeEmmDubleYuu
Private
 
Drives: BMW
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Here

Posts: 93
iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by Woody80;*****229
Bin definitely. Saw a 520d with one on the rear and each front wing. Unfortunately I couldn't capture it for the clownage thread.
The 2014 LCI 5 series has the M badge on both the left and right front wing just below the fenders. Don't think they have the M badge on the back so could be someone has done that themselves.
BeeEmmDubleYuu is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      02-09-2014, 12:09 PM   #29
RomanWheelman
Lieutenant
 
RomanWheelman's Avatar
 
Drives: E90 325i m-sport
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: EAST MIDLANDS

Posts: 537
iTrader: (0)

Garage List
Please not!!!!!!!
RomanWheelman is offline   England
0
Reply With Quote
      02-09-2014, 07:40 PM   #30
F32Dude
-
 
Drives: F32
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Earth

Posts: 1,497
iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by BeeEmmDubleYuu View Post
The 2014 LCI 5 series has the M badge on both the left and right front wing just below the fenders. Don't think they have the M badge on the back so could be someone has done that themselves.
All new M Sport vehicles have a naff little M badge on the front wings. From the factory. Go figure.
F32Dude is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      02-25-2014, 04:16 PM   #31
roger4607
New Member
 
Drives: 330d E93
Join Date: Feb 2014
Location: United Kingdom

Posts: 6
iTrader: (0)

Right - here's a few facts:
1. the 'M' badge doesn't mean a car is an M3 etc, it means it's an M sport variant. Here's a link to confirm http://www.bmw.co.uk/en_GB/topics/di...rt-models.html
2. M sport variants have at least 7 factory fitted 'M' Badges as standard
3. M Sport variants have M Sport parts fitted as standard setting them apart from the other variants
4. BMW are now badging M sport cars with the 'dreaded' M badge as standard (Visit a showroom and you'll see what I mean)
5. Owners of older M sport cars are perfectly at liberty to fit any badges they wish - there's no law against it!
6. Members of this forum react to the 'M' word in the same way that women react to the 'C' word - they hate it but don't really know why except someone told them to.
7. These forums are full of people offering advice about how to adapt their car, - suspension, wheels, audio, grill colour, power output, etc making the cars non standard, but mention a badge addition and they get hysterical!
8. The M sport variants are sold as just that and appear on the insurance database as just that - yes, they really are called M sport.

I drive a 330 M Sport convertible with no M badge on the rear but I have not problem at all with people adding badges to their car, it's personal choice and you shouldn't be swayed by narrow minded peer pressure. After all, in the words of BMW "those looking for additional dynamism will discover just what they are looking for with the M Sport models"
roger4607 is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      02-25-2014, 04:25 PM   #32
E92Dan
Lieutenant
 
E92Dan's Avatar
 
Drives: 330d
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: northampton

Posts: 563
iTrader: (0)

Why not fit a few, then it will be a MMMMMM
E92Dan is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      02-25-2014, 07:49 PM   #33
Jules59
Lieutenant
 
Jules59's Avatar
 
Drives: E91
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: UK. Warwickshire

Posts: 403
iTrader: (0)

better still how about this



or for a slightly more subtle look
__________________
Jules
Jules59 is offline   United Kingdom
0
Reply With Quote
      02-25-2014, 07:58 PM   #34
Kassim786
Lieutenant
 
Kassim786's Avatar
 
Drives: Bmw 320d (E93) M-sport
Join Date: Apr 2013
Location: Leicestershire

Posts: 471
iTrader: (1)

Even before I opened this thread ... I knew there would be fireworks


The O.P. Has balls made of steel for posting this up
Kassim786 is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      02-26-2014, 01:31 AM   #35
Woody80
Second Lieutenant
 
Drives: 335d Touring
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Nottingham

Posts: 280
iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by BeeEmmDubleYuu View Post
The 2014 LCI 5 series has the M badge on both the left and right front wing just below the fenders. Don't think they have the M badge on the back so could be someone has done that themselves.
Realised that a few days later when I went into Stratstone!
Woody80 is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      02-26-2014, 12:59 PM   #36
Jay-325i
Enlisted Member
 
Jay-325i's Avatar
 
Drives: e90 325i Msport
Join Date: Sep 2013
Location: Wakefield

Posts: 33
iTrader: (0)

Soooo let me get this straight up until recently bmw have never put ///m badges on the rear or grill on m sport models? I'm confused with it all I've got m just about every where inside car but none on outside. (it is a genuine m sport btw) was wondering cos so many have them on so these people are buying these??? Wow some ebay seller in china's rich!!!!
Jay-325i is offline   United Kingdom
0
Reply With Quote
      02-26-2014, 03:06 PM   #37
acerboo
Brigadier General
 
Drives: e92 335d lci
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: kent

Posts: 3,662
iTrader: (2)

Quote:
Originally Posted by roger4607 View Post
Right - here's a few facts:
1. the 'M' badge doesn't mean a car is an M3 etc, it means it's an M sport variant. Here's a link to confirm http://www.bmw.co.uk/en_GB/topics/di...rt-models.html
2. M sport variants have at least 7 factory fitted 'M' Badges as standard
3. M Sport variants have M Sport parts fitted as standard setting them apart from the other variants
4. BMW are now badging M sport cars with the 'dreaded' M badge as standard (Visit a showroom and you'll see what I mean)
5. Owners of older M sport cars are perfectly at liberty to fit any badges they wish - there's no law against it!
6. Members of this forum react to the 'M' word in the same way that women react to the 'C' word - they hate it but don't really know why except someone told them to.
7. These forums are full of people offering advice about how to adapt their car, - suspension, wheels, audio, grill colour, power output, etc making the cars non standard, but mention a badge addition and they get hysterical!
8. The M sport variants are sold as just that and appear on the insurance database as just that - yes, they really are called M sport.

I drive a 330 M Sport convertible with no M badge on the rear but I have not problem at all with people adding badges to their car, it's personal choice and you shouldn't be swayed by narrow minded peer pressure. After all, in the words of BMW "those looking for additional dynamism will discover just what they are looking for with the M Sport models"
Entirely agree
acerboo is offline   England
0
Reply With Quote
      02-26-2014, 05:41 PM   #38
ed330D
Private
 
Drives: E92 330D
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: SW France

Posts: 80
iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by Killn12s;*****460
Agreed!!! I don't have any badges on the back of my 335is. I love the clean look and symmetry.

What's that round thing in the centre of the LCD? Looks like a badge to me.
ed330D is offline   France
0
Reply With Quote
      02-26-2014, 06:14 PM   #39
Gk E92 330d
Enlisted Member
 
Gk E92 330d's Avatar
 
Drives: 2010 330d m sport auto
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Northumberland UK

Posts: 37
iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by ed330D View Post
What's that round thing in the centre of the LCD? Looks like a badge to me.
I'm with you on this now. A few years ago with my first bmw e46 I thought the M badge was the way forward. Now 5 Bmw's later and now running an E92 lci 330d m sport I am clean line and The roundal front and rear is good enough for me but each to their own I suppose
Gk E92 330d is offline   United Kingdom
0
Reply With Quote
      02-26-2014, 06:25 PM   #40
zltm089
Major General
 
zltm089's Avatar
 
Drives: 335i SE Coupe Space Grey
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: LONDON

Posts: 7,383
iTrader: (0)

Garage List
2006 BMW 335i  [5.00]
__________________

Current Car: E92 335i SE Dream Cars: AMG SL65 Black,GallardoSuperleggera, GTR 2012, Agera R, F430 Scuderia, DBS, EVO X FQ400, Lexus LFA, F10 M5, M4, GT3 RS4.0, Ferrari 458, Ferrari F12, R8 V10 plus, Jaguar F Type V8, Lamborghini LP700-4 Aventador, Chevrolet Camaro ZL1, C63 AMG Coupe Black, Vanquish 2012, Laferrari, GT3 991, McLaren 650s.
zltm089 is online now   United Kingdom
0
Reply With Quote
      02-26-2014, 06:39 PM   #41
AlanQS
Colonel
 
AlanQS's Avatar
 
Drives: 320d SE Coupe
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Glasgow

Posts: 2,518
iTrader: (0)

Garage List
I just read that M-Sport and M performance bumff on the BMW web site that was linked to in this thread.

What a load of old cobblers. Jeez, the writing seems to be aimed at people with limited comprehension levels!

It's purely marketing, aimed at extracting lots more money from people by making it look a little nicer and then talking up a storm about what they are giving you.

Most of the kit costs the same to BMW as in any other model. The m-sport outsells the SE by a considerable margin so the front and rear bumpers should cost BMW less than the ones on the SE. The extra bits on the side cost them buttons. The steering wheel no doubt costs the same, ditto the gear knob, handbrake lever and the headlining.

The 18" wheels cost them a little more, as does the sports seats but in the smaller engined models that's all you get for your extra 2k

Oddly, a really highly specced m-sport costs the same as a similarly specced SE so they become better value for money (in comparison with the SE), but with the option prices BMW are onto a nice little earner regardless of which model you take.

The m badge is simply a marketing tool. Up until the last year, none of these m badges were fitted on the bodywork of the cars but BMW obviously see a marketing advantage in using them - something they resisted for a long time.

I suppose it's all about self esteem - like the lizard who said he was a brontosaurus on his mother's side.
__________________
AlanQS is offline   Scotland
0
Reply With Quote
      02-27-2014, 01:26 AM   #42
gangzoom
Major
 
Drives: E90 335i M sport
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Leicester

Posts: 1,144
iTrader: (0)

I watched a video about the Motor sport division at BMW making amazing race cars....But a 116i M sport has as much Motor sport pedigree as a Nissan Juke Nismo edition.

I think the only cars in the BMW range that are close been sports cars are proper M cars, but it's a sad fact of life people pay extra for brands/badges because for many image is more important than substance. This is true in every part of life, from cloths to bags to cars. I'm as guilty as anyone else, despite 19inch wheels been awful for ride and handling I still prefer them on the car over 17-18 wheels simply because they look better.9

Personally who cares, if people want to waste time and money on M sport branding go for it....but let's not pretend the M sport badge has any real sporting/technical meaning any more
gangzoom is online now  
0
Reply With Quote
      02-27-2014, 02:54 PM   #43
roger4607
New Member
 
Drives: 330d E93
Join Date: Feb 2014
Location: United Kingdom

Posts: 6
iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by AlanQS View Post
I just read that M-Sport and M performance bumff on the BMW web site that was linked to in this thread.

What a load of old cobblers. Jeez, the writing seems to be aimed at people with limited comprehension levels!

It's purely marketing, aimed at extracting lots more money from people by making it look a little nicer and then talking up a storm about what they are giving you.

Most of the kit costs the same to BMW as in any other model. The m-sport outsells the SE by a considerable margin so the front and rear bumpers should cost BMW less than the ones on the SE. The extra bits on the side cost them buttons. The steering wheel no doubt costs the same, ditto the gear knob, handbrake lever and the headlining.

The 18" wheels cost them a little more, as does the sports seats but in the smaller engined models that's all you get for your extra 2k

Oddly, a really highly specced m-sport costs the same as a similarly specced SE so they become better value for money (in comparison with the SE), but with the option prices BMW are onto a nice little earner regardless of which model you take.

The m badge is simply a marketing tool. Up until the last year, none of these m badges were fitted on the bodywork of the cars but BMW obviously see a marketing advantage in using them - something they resisted for a long time.

I suppose it's all about self esteem - like the lizard who said he was a brontosaurus on his mother's side.
It seems that BMW moving with the times is causing some members more that a little grief, perhaps a move to Mercedes would solve the problem .... (AMG are way ahead of M sport - , red stitching, longitudinal piping and thats just the seats!!) Joking apart, the 'M' diddn't feature when BMW were present in F1 and I notice now that their cars in the Touring Car Championship are entered as BMW 125i M Sport - not an M3 in sight. Perhaps it's worth understanding what BMW who own the 'M' want it to mean, not what some forum members would like it to mean.

For the record, the M sport package also includes a re-engineered suspension package (by the M Sport division) which results in a 10mm lower ride height and the ability to feel all pot holes and minor road blemishes - this has caused a polarized debate along the lines of the marmite discussion!!
roger4607 is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:30 PM.




e90post
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.0
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
1Addicts.com, BIMMERPOST.com, E90Post.com, F30Post.com, M3Post.com, ZPost.com, 5Post.com, 6Post.com, 7Post.com, XBimmers.com logo and trademark are properties of BIMMERPOST