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Old 01-04-2006, 06:20 PM
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Originally Posted by Pinecone
Because the M5/M6 are different cars for different markets. The M5 is the performance 4 door with comfortable room for 4 full sized people. The sort of fun car you can still use for business.

The M6 is a grand touring car. Good performance, designed for long high speed trips.

The M3 is the cut and thrust more sporty car, with compromizes on room for smaller size and better performance.

The M3 has typically outperformed the M5, but it didn't seem to hurt M5 sales.
I agree however I wonder what will happen now they up'd the anty with a V8.

I supposed the fact the 3 series interior, options, etc. wll be scaled down a bit.

I suppose I can look at it the other way. A loaded M3 is going to be close to 60k. Some M3 buyers will opt for the 6 and vice versa.
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