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      04-22-2013, 08:54 AM   #1
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Hey Fellas,

Tongue-in-cheek question that occurred to me while showering this AM:

Should those of us who have sprung for the M3 suspension bits or better, and who also have a tune or piggyback chip, start referring to our cars as a M3D? And maybe get a special badge made up that says M3D? Maybe even set up our own forum? I bet we would need fire extinguishers to put out the forum flames.

Please don't think I'm serious.
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I did an engine search and their are websites that do EMBLEMS for cars cant remember which one i contacted verify in this site or the others I post in
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I did an engine search and their are websites that do EMBLEMS for cars cant remember which one i contacted verify in this site or the others I post in
PR, I was just kidding.
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First world problems? lol
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First world problems? lol
No, PR is a good guy. He is a go-getter not just a talker.
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I think you guys could just go on the M3 forums and fit right in.
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You should only spring for the new badge after you get the Lamborghini doors. Of course, our cars would require 2 sets of Lamborghini doors, which would be even more tasteful and refined.

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Might as well go all out

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Might as well go all out

Good grief! I'm way too old for something that looks like that. That's for you younger troops. I need to fly under the radar.
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You should only spring for the new badge after you get the Lamborghini doors. Of course, our cars would require 2 sets of Lamborghini doors, which would be even more tasteful and refined.

I must admit this does look quite nice, but I wonder if the yellow wouldn't wear on you after a while.
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thanks 335dFan for backing me up I guess Chau being a new memeber doesnt know I walk the walk and talk the talk LOL Anyway that yellow is impressive but the doors is not for me though.
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lol, i think chau was saying "first world problems" as in only in the first world countries would one's problem be worrying about which emblem to put on the back of their 50k car with 10k of modifications
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lol, i think chau was saying "first world problems" as in only in the first world countries would one's problem be worrying about which emblem to put on the back of their 50k car with 10k of modifications
Yeah, you're probably right. So I owe Chau an apology for implying he was dissing PR. I like your interpretation much better.
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M3D
Boy, what a great emoticon for shooting down the M3D idea. But don't they have something like that over in Europe in the 5-series?
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Boy, what a great emoticon for shooting down the M3D idea. But don't they have something like that over in Europe in the 5-series?
F10 M550d...looks like an amazing machine - too bad it is not coming to the U.S. (3 turbos, 381hp, 546 lb-ft!!)

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But don't they have something like that over in Europe in the 5-series?
Big can of worms there... BMW is going to introduce a whole line of "M" cars/vehicles, all of which get the badge, but aren't considered hardcore M vehicles. It's rather controversial among the enthusiasts, but I guess BMW sees opportunity in the M badge, and will spread it accordingly.
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I overheard theat In the Dominican Republic there is one already!!
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So here's a question: what if you do it backwards...
Say I purchase a BMW m3, then sell the v8 and dct and retrofit the 550d engine and transmission...must I now remove my m3 badge? Would I have to put the flame suit on before rebranding the trunk as a 335d?
...just a thought
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If you go to the German BMW web page, and click on the "M" thingy at the top, you will find the M cars, but not the M550d. If you click on the "5" thingy, you will find five choices, among which are BMW 5er Limousine and BMW M5 Limousine. Clicking on BMW 5er Limousine, you are shown the 17 engine/AWD or RWD choices, the last one of which is the M550d. So BMW is trying to have it both ways. It is not an M Car, but it does have an M in its moniker. You can also get the 550d engine in the Touring, but not the GT. The Touring version, which would be the one I would want if I could get it, starts at 84,250 Euros before you start piling on the options.
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So BMW is trying to have it both ways. It is not an M Car, but it does have an M in its moniker.
That, in a nutshell, is my take on the situation. It appears BMW plan to leverage the crap out of the M brand, diluting its meaning in the process, but increasing high margin sales in doing so. Thus is the way of the auto business.
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