"The key difference is to distance this car as a stand alone model and distinguish it from the current model so it allows the next generation 1er Sporthatch space to integrate itself."
This was posted from Scott - that probably means - ///M2.
What this actually means is. That the M E82 1er Coupe will be as far removed in character and dynamics from the current 1er platform so that a clear line can be distinguished between the M and the incoming next generation 1er Sporthatch. This will allow both cars to go their seperate ways when they arrive on the market. The M E82 will be marketed fully to offer this distinction that it is not just an additional performance upgrade and is actually a different kind of beast. It is an M and surely that will count for much.