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      09-16-2020, 01:33 PM   #23
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Covid is definitely a contributor, but I think in general people don't get as excited about new BMW unveilings like they used to. The general public is more excited about the EV/techie brands, and core BMW enthusiasts feel the brand's heydey has come and gone.
I agree with this as it matches my anecdotal observations. Tesla generates a gazillion more buzz to the general public by just farting than a new M car does.

As for enthusiasts might be a bit fatigue of many reasons.
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      09-16-2020, 01:34 PM   #24
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I agree with this as it matches my anecdotal observations. Tesla generates a gazillion more buzz to the general public by just farting than a new M car does.
BMW was, for many years, the industry trend-setter. But now all that buzz has shifted to Tesla. They have a dedicated cult following along with the admiration of casual observers due to their stock.
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      09-16-2020, 01:34 PM   #25
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We already know what its going to look like.
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      09-16-2020, 01:37 PM   #26
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Note to self: Sept 23rd, the day bimmerpost has a melt down.
On an even larger scale than the bitching and whining that has been going on the past 8 months?
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      09-16-2020, 01:42 PM   #27
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BMW was, for many years, the industry trend-setter. But now all that buzz has shifted to Tesla. They have a dedicated cult following along with the admiration of casual observers due to their stock.
I’m sure Elon’s personality and the coolness factor of SpaceX doesn’t hurt either even if the cars themselves are enough to drive interest as being the cars that cracked the BEV hurdles.
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in before "OMG THAT IS AWESOME, etc.."
Lol 😂

In before all the "it doesn't have enough E46 M3 in it" posts
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      09-16-2020, 01:52 PM   #29
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One of those situations where they waited too long with too many leaks. I've lost interest
Thats exactly how I feel, dragging it too long. I haven't lost interest but getting so sick of looking at another rendering
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BMW M confirms what we all knew -- G80 M3 and G82 M4 reveal comes next week on Wednesday, September 23.


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I don't doubt the performance prowess of the G80 & G82 and the potential patronage from those beholders who deem beauty in G80 & G82. I just won't be one of those beholders
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Thats exactly how I feel, dragging it too long. I haven't lost interest but getting so sick of looking at another rendering
And knowing that some are being shown the cars IRL before the rest of us have a chance of even seeing pictures sure doesn’t help with that...
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It seems like there's a general lack of excitement, all over the internet compared to previous generations.

On here there seems a lack of responses to threads, some forums the cars aren't even being discussed at all. Could be covid related, could be that there's just generally less excitement for the new M3/4.
For me, personally I'm not overly bothered anymore, they've dragged it out too long, I keep an eye in just to see what's up, but unlike the last generation where I couldn't wait to be one of the first, I just don't get that sensation at all this time round.
I'm definitely older and have less time which may have been influencing my level of enthusiasm.

But I'll tell you - I've been waiting to change my E90 for some time now. I was hoping and praying the G80 would be the one.

I put my money where my mouth is and did not buy an F80. It just wasn't for me styling wise nor dynamically.

With regards to the G80, with the crazy hype, the unorthodox design changes (actually the lexus like backend has me questioning things vs. the front end) and unknown driving characteristics (have they changed fundamentals like steering feel and exhaust note?), I'm really "blah" about all of this....

The more I think about it a second hand 911 seems to meet my needs more and more despite its passenger occupancy flaws....
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I've been waiting for this! Psyched to see the whole car.
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///M you guys got some heavy taste.
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I can't wait, I'm really tired of distorted spy photos and renders. And I want to take a few years break from looking at swirled camo...
totally that. I think I have the camo swirls permanently etched on the back of my retinas over the past several months!
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I don't even want one but I will be so happy to see official news after what seems like NEVER ENDING LEAKS... and breathe.
Agreed. We knew what this car was going to look like months ago.
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I'm just excited to debate the grill for the 100th time and end the speculation on what its going to look like. time to vote with your wallets boys and girls. I'm open to being convinced otherwise but guessing my wallet doesn't come out for this gen.
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And knowing that some are being shown the cars IRL before the rest of us have a chance of even seeing pictures sure doesn’t help with that...
Yeah that’s a strange move, freely show some people and yet keep in it secret for the masses.
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There is almost nothing they can show me at a reveal that will help my decision whether to purchase this car...

and, no, it's not the grills.

I just need to know that the car will still provide driver engagement. I'm repeatedly told the new transmission is "better than a DCT" ... for me that means that it should have closed the gap on a Porsche PDK. I will not know that until I drive one (hard). ...or Chris Harris reviews one with an auto box.
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Already saw the new M3 during UDE event in NYC area; more excited about m4 now.
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This'll be interesting. Anticipated meltdowns, switching brand(s) talk/declarations as well as those whose minds'll change.

Looks to be an exciting car, the G80.
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I'm excited for the reveal. Not in market for one but M3/M4 has historically been BMW's most sporty option. Let's hope they didn't take all the feel out of it
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