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      04-29-2010, 02:57 PM   #287
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Quite unlikely because they will then be stomping on Alpina's model names.
They can be called BMW B3 Alpina. Anyway there is a BMW roundel on hood and trunk.
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      04-30-2010, 02:39 AM   #288
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so much silence makes me wonder we already hit the name in some of the previous posts and BMW told people to STFU
I think we've just ran out of steam in discussing this - I think we almost have all possibilites covered like 1erMDrive or M2002 or M2979 or 1ersDriveM135. Unless BMW sprung up a surprise - like M ein.
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      04-30-2010, 02:48 AM   #289
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I think we've just ran out of steam in discussing this - I think we almost have all possibilites covered like 1erMDrive or M2002 or M2979 or 1ersDriveM135. Unless BMW sprung up a surprise - like M ein.
Hehe, my money is on M Turbo. It's been the best name suggested thus far.
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so much silence makes me wonder we already hit the name in some of the previous posts and BMW told people to STFU

I was told by somebody that know the name, that it will be one of these:

> ///M Coupé
> ///M Turbo
> ///M 2002
> ///M135i
> ///M1
> ///M2

Now, which one, I do not know.
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I was told by somebody that know the name, that it will be one of these:

> ///M Coupé
> ///M Turbo
> ///M 2002
> ///M135i
> ///M1
> ///M2

Now, which one, I do not know.

I've convinced you can cross 3 off of there.

M2- Would be BMW's biggest naming confusion to date

M 2002- Its not a 2002

M135i- This isn't the 80's. The M branding for decades now embodies the series/class as a whole and not a specific car within the rank.

That leaves us with excellent options! Now, where's my coffee.

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      04-30-2010, 09:08 AM   #293
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I've convinced you can cross 3 off of there.

M2- Would be BMW's biggest naming confusion to date

M 2002- Its not a 2002

M135i- This isn't the 80's. The M branding for decades now embodies the series/class as a whole and not a specific car within the rank.

That leaves us with excellent options! Now, where's my coffee.

If
not M 2002 because not 2002 cm3
not M135i because not 80's
not M Coupé because then the E88 will have to be called M Convertible
so then either
M Turbo
M1 because a 1 Series (ex: 3 Series > M3)
M2 because next 1 Series Coupé will be maybe called 2 Series Coupé (ex: 6 Series)
But because
M1 is old supercar
M2 is confuse as the actual 1 Series Coupé is not yet a 2 Series Coupé

So as I said before
M Turbo is the only one left.
But what does not make any sense is that in the future all M will be turbo.
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      04-30-2010, 09:13 AM   #294
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commercial time;

The NEW 1 series ///M badged (interior 1sM) exterior badge ( ///M ). 374 HP (275 KW) 370 TQ. Hi Scott

Bet your coffees with me.
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commercial time;

The NEW 1 series ///M badged (interior 1sM) exterior badge ( ///M ). 374 HP (275 KW) 370 TQ. Hi Scott

Bet your coffees with me.
I'll buy you a coffee if it's going to be 1sM. If it's going to be something like this then it would be just 1M or 1 sDriveM or 1 ///MDrive.

It was interesting to note that Scott mentioned about a GTS spec 1 which that terminology we hasn't really seen before - would it be ///M spec 1?
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      04-30-2010, 10:08 AM   #296
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Let's look at it this way - if we are in BMW's shoes -
a) It needs to convey it is a M, ie M needs to be in there and in a way that people won't think it's not a true M.
b) It needs to convey the series where it comes from and it doesn't cause confusion.
c) ///M1 is ruled out

Although ///M Turbo, ///M Coupe are good names and they had previously used one of it before, it doesn't convey 'b'.

Which leaves 1///M a possible still as they have to have x5///M for obvious reason, and they can easily to do it for the 1.

The only other option would be to use the internal code ///M E82 which would be confusion, or add something else to ///M1 to distinguish from it from the old car like ///Ms1, ///M1s, ///Mt1, ///M tii 1.

///M2 is possible if they are going to rebadge the 1er Coupe into a 2 - but that would cause more confusion.

I still think calling it the "1 series ///M" as the official name, and with just a ///M badge still is a possible option. But 1///M could possibly be the strongest and easiest to explain.
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      04-30-2010, 10:12 AM   #297
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You will owe me a coffee Already magazines are suggesting what I have suggested many weeks ago.... The NEW 1 series M....
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      04-30-2010, 10:17 AM   #298
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You will owe me a coffee Already magazines are suggesting what I have suggested many weeks ago.... The NEW 1 series M....
magazines also said that the M1 was canceled entirely.....
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      04-30-2010, 10:24 AM   #299
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I will even bet you 2 . I will be more piss off at the name than loosing the bet.

1s///M just doesn't make sense. Hope you are not right....
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      04-30-2010, 02:29 PM   #301
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///M1 is still my first choice....but if 1M is out of the running, I would have to say ///M Turbo or ///M Coupe would be nice as well.
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I dont understand why people are so cool with ///M Coupe as a name but are so ruffled when ///M1 is mentioned.

If youre in the camp that says that the ///M1 moniker should be preserved for heritage sake than why are cool with BMW using the ///M Coupe moniker on a car that isnt Zed derived?

You cant have it both ways.


That being said, ill take ///M Turbo
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I dont understand why people are so cool with ///M Coupe as a name but are so ruffled when ///M1 is mentioned.

If youre in the camp that says that the ///M1 moniker should be preserved for heritage sake than why are cool with BMW using the ///M Coupe moniker on a car that isnt Zed derived?

You cant have it both ways.


That being said, ill take ///M Turbo
For whatever reason, the ///M Coupe seems to piss less people off, probably because it was never a "supercar"....

Honestly, as long as 135 doesn't appear anywhere, I can live with most of the other suggestions I have seen...
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For whatever reason, the ///M Coupe seems to piss less people off, probably because it was never a "supercar"....

Honestly, as long as 135 doesn't appear anywhere, I can live with most of the other suggestions I have seen...
I guess. It just really bugs me thats its a situational thing with most people.

I also dont see why the ///M1 is considered a supercar. It has a 6, from the 70s, Ferrari's bastard child Dino had a 6 and everyone denounces that car.

But I guess thats for another time.
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I guess. It just really bugs me thats its a situational thing with most people.

I also dont see why the ///M1 is considered a supercar. It has a 6, from the 70s, Ferrari's bastard child Dino had a 6 and everyone denounces that car.

But I guess thats for another time.
I think you are right--it is really illogical....

A few ///M Coupe owners on the board have been ruffled about it--but not the vast majority....

Maybe I am just too young, but the original M1 doesn't do a whole lot for me. I can at least look at a 2002 or E30 M3 and appreciate it....not the case, for me, with the original M1.

That's why an additional use of the name, in logical order as the rest of BMW's car lineup ///M's, would make M1 the most logical choice....

We will see...
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I think you are right--it is really illogical....

A few ///M Coupe owners on the board have been ruffled about it--but not the vast majority....

Maybe I am just too young, but the original M1 doesn't do a whole lot for me. I can at least look at a 2002 or E30 M3 and appreciate it....not the case, for me, with the original M1.

That's why an additional use of the name, in logical order as the rest of BMW's car lineup ///M's, would make M1 the most logical choice....

We will see...
Im fairly young myself, and I can understand the rough feelings for the use of the M1 name. I would just think that since the M coupe was only ended 2 years ago that more people would value the name and be upset with that choice


I could really go for M Turbo tho. Sounds kinda kickass and is as unique as the car.
I mean BMW loves to say how the 1er is the spiritual successor to the 2002, why not give it the Turbo name as well, seems like the right way for the marketing department to go.
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