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      01-18-2012, 10:31 AM   #47
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Originally Posted by advantage20 View Post
But I still think there will be a regular 306ps 235i (coupé and cabrio), so the 320ps ///M Performance versions should be dubbed ///M240i (not ///M235i). By extension, the hatch versions (3 and 5 door) should be called ///M140i and not ///M135i.
It seems quite plausible to me that the only N55-powered F2x offerings will be the ///M*35i. I'll bet that a business case for three distinct 300hp to ~350hp vehicles in this segment would be tough to make. It's unnecessary and will just raise costs needlessly.

This naming scheme makes sense to me:

F1x M Performance = ///M*50
F3x M Performance = ///M*40
F2x M Performance = ///M*35

And for the models just below the M Performance line, we could be offered this:

F1x = *40 (535i becomes 540i at LCI, perhaps)
F3x = *35
F2x = *30 (~255hp N20 model, perhaps)