Bought my '08 in August 2010 and it had the ///M emblem on the back. No other mods on it (besides tints). Was at my dealership and they took the ///M badge off for me (I asked them to). My car has performance mods now, but nothing to do with ///M performance whatsoever, so it makes no sense. Personally I think the ///M reputation is being whored around way too much now
I like being debadged though, I kinda like the whole mysteriousness about it. People are STILL unaware about the 1 series. They look at the car and assume it might be fast, and then they ask me if it is, and I giggle (Thanks, JB4). I got my inspection last week, and they asked if it was a 3 series. I unfortunately got towed a few years ago, before I took the ///M badge off, and they listed the car as an M3. Smh, that was the last straw before I took it off.