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      09-01-2020, 05:03 PM   #199
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I hopped on this (futile) train ride per the petition link... not that I have any hope. Anyhow I would be one of the seven or so NA customers. It would be great for hauling my kayak plus hot wagons are cool.
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      09-01-2020, 05:28 PM   #200
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      09-01-2020, 05:43 PM   #201
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If we can get it to the US market, a market that values manual transmissions, then it seems likely a manual could be offered. Why not ask, as (M) enthusiasts? As for driving in the snow.... I drive this in the winter since BMW will not make a fun 6MT/AWD.
Is that Alpental?
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      09-01-2020, 05:47 PM   #202
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Is that Alpental?

No it was a road trip to Mt. Bachelor in Central Oregon / Bend OR.

Golf R is a little small so the cargo-box is needed for all the gear.
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      09-01-2020, 05:51 PM   #203
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xDrive and Auto Only. As I said Previously target market is the predominately European countries and US states that have heavy winters but a wide range of winter activity such as Austria,Italy,Switzerland, Colorado etc.
Where you see Performance wagons outside ski centres,hotels and chalets. And No one wants to row gears especially in winter.
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      09-01-2020, 07:10 PM   #204
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      09-01-2020, 07:22 PM   #205
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Would trade my X3M in a heartbeat for this thing...

Wish it would come to the States.
Wish is about all we can do in the states. The reality is that we live in a society where SUVs and big trucks reign. :
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      09-01-2020, 07:29 PM   #206
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The amount of units planned changes really fast when customer demand is present, if this comes to the US they will be trying to sell as many as possible including RWD/6MT that is about to start production in December on the sedan version. I think if it comes to the US it will come with 6MT.
xDrive and Auto Only. As I said Previously target market is the predominately European countries that have heavy winters but a wide range of winter activity such as Austria,Italy,Switzerland etc.
Where you see Performance wagons outside ski centres,hotels and chalets. And No one wants to row gears especially in winter.
The touring seem to be handling Canadian winters just fine why not give the G81 this same opportunity.
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      09-01-2020, 08:16 PM   #207
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Question to you who say you are prepared to pay big $$$ to drive the G81, why aren’t you currently driving this?

M3 Touring ~AUD$150k
Panamera Turbo ~AUD$450k
hmmmm......
And the Panamera will be bigger, heavier and probably slower.

Audi RS6 is a contender but $240k is hard to swallow.
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      09-01-2020, 08:48 PM   #208
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M3 Touring ~AUD$150k
Panamera Turbo ~AUD$450k
hmmmm......
And the Panamera will be bigger, heavier and probably slower.

Audi RS6 is a contender but $240k is hard to swallow.
So the answer seem to be, yes we are prepared to pay a premium to get it here as long as it’s a small premium

3x the price...gulp. A Panny GTS is $130k msrp here.
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      09-01-2020, 08:56 PM   #209
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Yea my hopes of a m3 touring or the rs4 are still hanging in there. The rs6 paving a way for the rs4 would be cool. But that would still be making due vs what I would truly want in the M3. Probably 90k is the max is pay for a m3 touring. Past that other models get too interesting. Maybe BMW will really get wild and decide a m5 touring is a possibility.
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      09-01-2020, 09:57 PM   #210
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M3s look so much better than M4s... Grill looks much more proportioned
Older kidney grills still look better however, if the wagon did come to the US I would put aside my opinions of the front and by one... Hope BMW listens
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      09-01-2020, 10:02 PM   #211
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I was actually thinking about this as well. Even though the chances are really high that it won't change anything, I still think it's worth the effort. If we were to start new thread for a petition, maybe the mods can help us promote it by bringing it to the front page as it progresses. I'm sure it would catch some attention. Again, I think it's worth a try.
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      09-01-2020, 10:08 PM   #212
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I was actually thinking about this as well. Even though the chances are really high that it won't change anything, I still think it's worth the effort. If we were to start new thread for a petition, maybe the mods can help us promote it by bringing it to the front page as it progresses. I'm sure it would catch some attention. Again, I think it's worth a try.
Start it, ill sign
It's right here (there is a link to change.org petition as well in the the thread):


Petition to Bring G81 M3 Touring to the US https://g20.bimmerpost.com/forums/sh....php?t=1753905
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      09-02-2020, 01:58 AM   #213
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Looks so good. The grill is much more subtle on the wagon...or...fits better is the way I should say it. It flows...
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I don't know if this is because of the different camo patterns or the black base of the wrap but on that photo, the grill doesn't look that bad.

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      09-02-2020, 03:32 AM   #215
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I don't know if this is because of the different camo patterns or the black base of the wrap but on that photo, the grill doesn't look that bad.

freaking amazing!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!:confused006 8:
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      09-02-2020, 08:46 AM   #216
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This Audi RS6 Avant is a really sweet looking ride, the Nardo Grey with the Blacked-Out trim and Black sporty interior looks awesome! Do NOT like the heavy panoramic moonroof or the fake grills, other than that the Designers did an excellent job.

BMW has some serious catching up to do in this desired vehicle category. Waiting for the BMW M3 Touring to be brought to the States 🇺🇸. 🗽

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      09-02-2020, 10:52 AM   #217
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The wagon wouldn't sell that well here in the U.S. and BMW knows it.
Neither do most Porsche GT/Targas, etc. They bring prestige to the brand. I think this would do the same.

Not drawing an exact parallel between the two models, but you get my meaning.
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      09-02-2020, 10:53 AM   #218
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Random question: can we guesstimate tire sizes from these spy pics of the G81 and G83? BMW had leaked that the F80 was undertired and this would be fixed on the new M3/M4. Looking at these spy pics I guesstimate 265 front 295 rears
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      09-02-2020, 11:09 AM   #219
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If Audi found a business case for a $110,000 RS6 Avant in the USA then BMW got to find one for a $70,000 M3 Touring.
This is the most persuasive argument in the history of these forums.

People aren't even passionate about Audi's, at least not by comparison.
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      09-02-2020, 11:20 AM   #220
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Looks so good. The grill is much more subtle on the wagon...or...fits better is the way I should say it. It flows...
If someone designs a replacement front bumper with normal size G30 grilles it's a winner
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