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      06-03-2012, 09:49 PM   #48
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Originally Posted by mshab356 View Post
My biggest qualm is adding an "M" badge to non-M's, even if they're called M3xx or M5xx. To get an M, you needed to buy an M, not an M-inspired model. That's what the M-performance packages were for. But business is business I guess...
So, does this mean that M3 M5 M6 owners look at the 'M Sport package' for non M cars in disdain?

I'm going to order an F31 wagon with the M Sport package. It does not have an M badge on the back of the car but there are M's on the wheels, the steering wheel and on the door sills. I know the car is not an 'M', but it's the closest thing I can get to an M3 wagon.

I agree that this list of trademarked names includes too many M variants, but I'm conflicted because I always prefer "M-ness" to any other incarnation, even if it's not a "true" M car.