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      11-30-2012, 01:31 AM   #90
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Originally Posted by Antares View Post
actually it factors because marketing and price differentiation work with one another; in other words, longer sedan is more expensive, shorter less; the marketing wants to avoid the situation of a 1or2 series sedan that is too close in length to 3er sedan (afraid people might think about it as a cheaper 3er)
But BMW has already confirmed the 2-series Gran Coupe. If you accept that as a given, the jump to an M2 Gran Coupe is a lot easier to fathom than an entirely new performance sedan based on the FWD 1-series platform. To speak nothing of the fact that even BMW, who seem to have forgotten what defined their corporate DNA for so long, would make the fatal mistake of making a FWD M-car.

Maybe we're misunderstanding each other.
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