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enjoi888 06-10-2012 09:48 PM

Should I put the ///M Emblem on my X6 2013 with M Performance package?
 
Hello,
I don't know if I repeated the post or not if I do please don't be offended. I am about to order my X6 2013 with the ///M Performance package and I've been contemplating really bad to put the ///M emblem on the back of the trunk or not? What would you do? As many replies as possible please! Would it look tacky because it's not the really ///M ?

kjboyd 06-10-2012 09:51 PM

Yes.

Nikyerus 06-11-2012 01:41 PM

Probably not, because its gonna look like you wanted the ///M but ran out of money and just slapped on a badge, also the exhaust will give it away. Another problem is if you get beat off the line and the other guys starts bashing the ///M division even though he didn't really beat a true ///M

poleposition 06-14-2012 07:58 AM

Whats YOUR reasoning for wanting to do that? Personally, I think its a major error and looks ridiculous but thats me. If you look at various different BMW boards, you'll see hundreds of threads with pics of so called poseurs who put M badges on non M cars. Most other BMW enthusiasts arent too fond of that but again, it's your car. Still curious why you would want to do it though.

kgclark 06-20-2012 07:28 PM

1000% NO. Anyone who knows BMWs will just point and laugh at you, and those who don't know BMWs don't understand the significance of the M badge anyway.

ndabunka 07-22-2012 07:50 PM

Might as well put a //AMG badge on it..., makes as much sense IMHO

Bradh2238 07-22-2012 10:07 PM

Universal No. Too me it is no difference than buying a 35 and putting on the 50 badge. Just buying an option package doesn't make it a M.

Carnivora 08-04-2012 04:23 AM

Yes, definately. With a Ferrari badge right below it.

ddk632 11-23-2012 04:21 PM

Please don't.

I am one of the enthusiasts that hates when I see this. I've even got my wife noticing it now on Beemers and Benzes! The M badge should only be on an M model, with the exception of the new M Performance cars like the X6 M50d which aren't available in the states at this time. Even those get debated, but they come from the factory that way and M is part of their name.

Nowhere in an X6 35i or 50i is there an M in the model designation. The M performance package is essentially a sport package. With the X6, you don't even get the same body kit that the X6M comes with, unlike the 5 and 6 series which share a lot more in their M Sport version body kits to their M counterparts.

I've been driving an SLK300 with an AMG sport package for 3.5 years, it came with the same body kit and wheels as the SLK55 AMG. I would never be caught dead with an AMG badge on it, although I've seen plenty of people do it.

As others have said, you won't fool an enthusiast and a non-enthusiast doesn't know the difference. The way I see it, that's the downside, and the only upside is what? You feel good that you have an M Sport package? I don't get it.

It would be interesting to see your response to previous posts which have inquired about your reasoning for wanting to do this.

Anyway I say don't do it.

I might be biased though, as I just put in my order for a 2013 X6 ///M this morning :roundel:

mr29 11-23-2012 04:33 PM

good thread here I've been thinking this over on the 128i

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BayerischeNJ 11-24-2012 07:06 AM

NO!!! you have the M package but it is NOT an ///M. Like already stated on here, any BMW savvy person will know it's a fraud. The ///M has no fog light, distinct exaust, has an M button and produces 555HP UNMODIFIED.

Might as well put a Ferrari badge too while you're at it

SARAFIL 11-24-2012 07:51 AM

If it should have had a M badge, BMW would have done so from the factory.

autojack 11-27-2012 07:19 PM

No, that would be inappropriate. It has some M accessories, but it is not an X6M vehicle.

ddk632 11-28-2012 07:30 AM

Ha I just realized this post was originally made in June ... OP has been MIA since then. Hopefully this thread will help others who are pondering the same thing. :thumbup:


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