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Word has it BMW has its heart set on giving the Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG Black Series a run for its money in the US. According to BimmerBoost.com, the German automaker has been making more and more noise about offering a number of specialty models aimed specifically at enthusiasts. While at the Detroit Auto Show this year, the BMW PR machine revealed 2013 will be "an interesting year" and that buyers can expect one or two products aimed specifically at swiping buyers from the clutches of the C63 AMG Black Series. The news came courtesy of Automobile writer Marc Noordeloos' Twitter machine.

Noordeloos reportedly interviewed several executives familiar with the M models while in Detroit, and says the M division would like to offer hardware like the M3 CSL, GTS or CRT to buyers here in the States. That sounds great to us, but saying something doesn't make it true, and manufacturers rarely find it in their hearts to bring money-losing machines to our green shores. Still, that won't stop us from crossing our fingers.


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      SloopJohnB
      • 2 Years Ago
      Pretty easy to do with turbocharged engines. If Dinan can do it and still get BMW to honor the warranty, surely M can. As long as they don't put that ugly frozen/matte paint on it....
      Andre Neves
      • 2 Years Ago
      The main focus on the Black Series line is weight savings. I don't understand why they just can't incorporate this formula into their current line. "M" cars have gotten so bloated over the years. How about just cutting down on some of the luxury amenities and just reserving them for their regular models and focusing more on performance. I never understood the thinking behind their current "M" lineup.
        SloopJohnB
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Andre Neves
        Boxter. Darn you autocorrect...
        Felspawn
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Andre Neves
        because the M cars are not about homologating a car for a race series anymore, they are about selling to a bunch of rich bankers. I\'m sure BMW can prove in their sales data that their current mindset of bloated luxary is what the people want. Its a shame BMW isnt more like porsche, sure they \"sold out\" with the SUV to help finance theire future but their core 911 is still focused on its purpose in life.
          SloopJohnB
          • 2 Years Ago
          @Felspawn
          Core 911 focused? Not so much. If that were true Porsche would eliminate the 911 and focus on the Cayman....put that big honking 3.8 turbo in the bolster and it runs the 911 off the road.
      Felspawn
      • 2 Years Ago
      wouldnt surprise me, whatever one german company does it doesnt take long for the others to follow suit..
      k.naz
      • 2 Years Ago
      This post made me lol during my flight in the rolfcopter.
      dgrant3830
      • 2 Years Ago
      Had two BMW's here in the past two years, 745i and a 330i. Both were very well built cars so will give them that. What I don't like is BMW's forced dependance on their dealers for EVERYTHING. Nothing or nearly nothing can be changed or repaired without going to a dealer. lol, even the battery. Found out the hard way that the BMW battery is special with electronics within that has to match to the car for things to work. Brakes, same thing...there's some special wire harness that trips if the pads where down and of course, you can only get the thing from them and even then, you have to have them install it. Again, very well built cars but the only way to own one is to buy it new and with all the extended warranty that money can buy.
        • 2 Years Ago
        @dgrant3830
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        Patricia
        • 2 Years Ago
        @dgrant3830
        Thanks for the info.
        cangelo629
        • 2 Years Ago
        @dgrant3830
        Well Said I Own A 2001 E38 740iL and for the very reason you stated above I kept it besides it being a well built car is the fact it is the last generation of BMW'S that you can fix on your own. The new ones are all Factory componets that have to be mated by the electronics and are set up so for dealer only tools......thank you for sharing.
      chromal
      • 2 Years Ago
      That's all fine and well, but what I want to see is a 128i or 135i hatchback and a 3-series sportswagen, both with manuals, offered here.
      rsxvue
      • 2 Years Ago
      I always wondered why manufacturers like MB and Porsche give the US specialty cars like the Black series and GT2/3 RS but BMW never had it in them to give us a no expenses spared M3. BMW has a huge enthusiast culture here in teh states and I bet many of them are willing to pay big bucks to have something like an M3 GTS or CRT.
        wrxfrk16
        • 2 Years Ago
        @rsxvue
        Well, win some lose some. We don't get CSL models but then the last two generations of M5 have only been offered with all three pedals in North America.
      dan1malk
      • 2 Years Ago
      As long as they put a blue and white roundel on the nose, someone will be willing to pay too much for it.
      Rr778
      • 2 Years Ago
      Step 1 make the z4 faster than the vette. Step 2 make the M3 faster than the cts V Step 3 loose weight and fix the lack of handling
        M-M
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Rr778
        Interesting recommendations you have there. 1. Why does the Z4 need to be faster then the vette? 2. Have you driven a current M3 and the CTS-V? The M3 is a much more fun car to drive. It feels a lot lighter and certainly is more driver focused. 3. I have no idea where you came up with this one? Sure all cars need to lose weight but you are saying BMW's have poor handling? I think about every reviewer in the world would dispute this one.
        snap_understeer_ftw
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Rr778
        why would anyone want loose weight? that just sounds dangerous. I wouldn't want loose weight flying around during heavy G moments (braking, turning)
          Rr778
          • 2 Years Ago
          @snap_understeer_ftw
          That's a good one. Props.
        Adam
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Rr778
        lose weight I can see since a lot of there cars are on the heftier side but lack of handling? BMW is known for the handling aspects of there cars idk where you are pulling that one from. especially since you compared it to two GM products.
          wrxfrk16
          • 2 Years Ago
          @Adam
          I think he means the current variants. They're still good but have lost that edge to a degree that made them BMW's.
        Rr778
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Rr778
        Adam and M-M *bmw has the reputation and present ability if a fine sports car, however: BMWs used to be know for their sporty handling and having the best steering of the luxury class. 1) BMWs should focus in being better than caddy in every way mpg, hp, ride. If they can't do better than gm, that's a problem. 2) with mounting pressure from Lexus, Infiniti, and audi they have lost the separation from the pack that they once enjoyed. 3)BMW prices are moving toward Porsche level pricing and they just don't offer that quality of ride and interior 4) BMWs are no longer the track stars of yesteryear. With mustangs and camaros and wrxs mopping up the 1 and 3 series on a track, the athletic nature of the cars has gone away. 5) durability is still not better than the non luxury segment 6) after all these years they still don't have Mercedes rep
          M-M
          • 2 Years Ago
          @Rr778
          1) I'm not sure what BMW you are comparing to what Caddy but most enthusiasts I know will always pick a BMW over a Caddy. 2) Really? You realize BMW sells substantially more cars than all these brands right? Also BMW has been having record year after record year. Yes they are feeling pressure but there is still a separation between those brands. 3)Again I don't know what BMW you are comparing to what Porsche here? 4)I don't think BMW's focus is making the 1 and 3 series track competitive to Mustangs and Camaros. 5) This is a given and is for every luxury brand. Of course a simple inexpensive car is going to be less problematic then a car using the latest tech with complex engineering. The statistics are always in favor of simple. 6)Actually I think BMW has a better rep then Mercedes now. After Mercedes started making their cars cheaper in the late 90s into 2000's their reputation went way down.
      Scooter
      • 2 Years Ago
      Black series = waste of money. Charging you a premium of $80,000 just to make your C class Mercedes as fast as a $40,000 Mustang. In the words of the internet....GG. (good game).
      lazybeans
      • 2 Years Ago
      grown in size, bmw 3 series you have.
        rsxvue
        • 2 Years Ago
        @lazybeans
        The new 3 series is a boat! (this is coming from a current 3 owner)
          CentralControl
          • 2 Years Ago
          @rsxvue
          No kidding! I've owned every 3-series generation from e30 till e92. Each one has been bigger and heavier by a significant margin. I now own an e92 M3 - and although I love it, it's NOT a little compact throw it around the track car. All of them have been good cars - but there are times I long for the previous generation where things were lighter and a bit "more fun". For pure driving pleasure cars are losing a bit every year. Light-weight drivers cars (manual transmissions, connected suspensions, fit you like-a-glove size) are going extinct.
      likeaboss1234boss
      • 2 Years Ago
      bmw, we don't want another special edition we want a supercar.
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