Originally Posted by mkoesel
I suspect your prediction won't come to pass. There are merits to Alpina cars such as, typically, even more exclusivity than an M. Additionally, consider that there is the touring form factor which cannot currently be had from M Division.
This. When you start talking exclusivity, never underestimate prospective buyers. As far as BMW's go, Alpina is as exclusive as you'll get; you won't get that with any M car.