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      10-18-2021, 09:15 AM   #3983
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BMW slaps "M" on anything they can. Mini van looking crossovers and SUVs and all in between. More then Mercedes with AMG or Audi with "S Line".
The "M" division of BMW is the performance division, so the the question (when seeing an M badge added by BMW themselves) is always; did the M badge accompany performance enhancements. And if you can say yes to that, then they didn't just slap a badge on something, they enhanced the performance.

I'm not a BMW fanboi, so I can't speak for all models, but the 2020 M340i DCT I drove as a loaner would best my M2 on the highway, so IMO it's worthy of an M badge.
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I'm not a BMW fanboi, so I can't speak for all models, but the 2020 M340i DCT I drove as a loaner would best my M2 on the highway, so IMO it's worthy of an M badge.
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BMW slaps "M" on anything they can. Mini van looking crossovers and SUVs and all in between. More then Mercedes with AMG or Audi with "S Line".
The "M" division of BMW is the performance division, so the the question (when seeing an M badge added by BMW themselves) is always; did the M badge accompany performance enhancements. And if you can say yes to that, then they didn't just slap a badge on something, they enhanced the performance.

I'm not a BMW fanboi, so I can't speak for all models, but the 2020 M340i DCT I drove as a loaner would best my M2 on the highway, so IMO it's worthy of an M badge.
This thread is NOT about m factory applied M badges.
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M340i DCT?
Automatic. Same thing really, vs the manual. And to look a the think you wouldn't think it'd walk my M2 on the highway, but I assure you it would.
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This thread is NOT about m factory applied M badges.
I know what the thread is about, I was responding to the idea that BMW just slaps an M onto anything...but they don't.
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Automatic. Same thing really, vs the manual. And to look a the think you wouldn't think it'd walk my M2 on the highway, but I assure you it would.
I only point it out because it's not a DCT. The m340i a torque converter automatic. The M2 auto is, on the other hand, a DCT. Just a minor correction.

My current daily is a 2020 m340i, and yeah...it's a rocket.
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BMW slaps "M" on anything they can. Mini van looking crossovers and SUVs and all in between. More then Mercedes with AMG or Audi with "S Line".
The "M" division of BMW is the performance division, so the the question (when seeing an M badge added by BMW themselves) is always; did the M badge accompany performance enhancements. And if you can say yes to that, then they didn't just slap a badge on something, they enhanced the performance.

I'm not a BMW fanboi, so I can't speak for all models, but the 2020 M340i DCT I drove as a loaner would best my M2 on the highway, so IMO it's worthy of an M badge.
This thread is NOT about m factory applied M badges.
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I only point it out because it's not a DCT. The m340i a torque converter automatic. The M2 auto is, on the other hand, a DCT. Just a minor correction.

My current daily is a 2020 m340i, and yeah...it's a rocket.
Right, I was just meaning that it shifts lightning fast compared to the 6MT, and the B58 (I think that's what it has), is just fantastic.
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