David S. Wallens
David S. Wallens Editorial Director
5/13/22 12:57 p.m.
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Does the world need a 503-horsepower BMW convertible that can hit 60 mph in 3.6 seconds? Sure, right?

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Tom_Spangler (Forum Supporter)
Tom_Spangler (Forum Supporter) GRM+ Memberand PowerDork
5/13/22 1:51 p.m.
David S. Wallens said:
 

Does the world need a 503-horsepower BMW convertible that can hit 60 mph in 3.6 seconds? Sure, right?

Not with that grille.

Adrian_Thompson (Forum Supporter)
Adrian_Thompson (Forum Supporter) MegaDork
5/13/22 2:32 p.m.

They are making the grille work OKish on the SUV's, but on the sedans they are even worse than the Lexus predator maw.  I really feel that BMW are doing a bit of a Big three in the 80's and 90's.  They were so successful for so long, that they believe they can throw anything at the public and they'll keep  buying it. That will for a short time, but just like the Japanese offering better alternatives that eventually cost the big three their market share.  I feel they were so successful for so long at building the definitive sports sedan, they believe they've got the market cracked, ignoring that Audi, Merc, Lexus etc. are all not just playing to their own strengths, while managing to match BMW in sporting capability.  Porsche are coming at them from the other side.  I see nothing to recommend any BMW compared to their competition in any class right now.  Maybe I've changed, but BMW, to me, feel have gone from THE sports sedan company to a bit of a joke.  YMMV.

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