Originally Posted by erhanh
I believe what he was trying to say is that M3 (or M cars) used to have special engines and that was adding a lot to the difference between models. Now that BMW will slap a different number/size turbos with different tune, the difference between non-M and M seems less.
the cost of the M3 justified, because i never felt BMW took the easy way
every single component was improved, enhanced etc, we had special engines
so yes i was paying more than the 3 series
but it was justified in the engineering that went into the M3
now it seems the 1M is a sign of things to come
where it's a matter of which parts from which cars can we put in this thing to make it faster?
keep in mind what makes the 1M do well, are all the M3 parts that were used in it. if the next M3 is simple a tarted up 3 series, then where are you going to nick parts from