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RS3 might sound better but....

http://www.evo.co.uk/audi/rs3/17542/audi-rs3-v-mercedes-amg-a45-premium-super-hatch-shootout

I just wish BMW would build a hatch bodied version of the M2 - manual gearbox, ripping drivetrain and proper dynamics. It'd be the king of the hot hatch heap. Mind you the Focus RS is a compelling value proposition at $50,990...and ticks all those boxes I suppose.


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Offline robertb

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I just wish BMW would build a hatch bodied version of the M2 - manual gearbox, ripping drivetrain and proper dynamics. It'd be the king of the hot hatch heap. Mind you the Focus RS is a compelling value proposition at $50,990...and ticks all those boxes I suppose.
be hard to beat being a turbo six.,still like those little 1Ms



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I just wish BMW would build a hatch bodied version of the M2 - manual gearbox, ripping drivetrain and proper dynamics. It'd be the king of the hot hatch heap.
This ^ 

I've been saying it for ages too. It baffles me. They seem content with the M135i - which itself is a great car, but not quite in the same bracket as an A45 or RS3.

If nothing else, it's a massive opportunity BMW are missing out on to increase their presence in the "lower" (but higher-density) end of the market... Same goes not building a 1-Series Sedan.



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This ^ 

I've been saying it for ages too. It baffles me. They seem content with the M135i - which itself is a great car, but not quite in the same bracket as an A45 or RS3.

If nothing else, it's a massive opportunity BMW are missing out on to increase their presence in the "lower" (but higher-density) end of the market... Same goes not building a 1-Series Sedan.
agree.
 Wonder why?



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And Audi is now doing an RS3 Sedan, BM are definitely ignoring a segment, very unusual of them.



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...BM are definitely ignoring a segment, very unusual of them.

Do you reckon?   No R8/AMG-GT competitor, no fast wagon, no M version of the 7 series. They have a few gaps in the line up.



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Do you reckon?   No R8/AMG-GT competitor, no fast wagon, no M version of the 7 series. They have a few gaps in the line up.
Too true, they hit most of the high volume segments though.

They would argue, tongue in cheek, that their R8 is the i8.



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Too true, they hit most of the high volume segments though.

They would argue, tongue in cheek, that their R8 is the i8.

I shouldn't diss the i8 because I haven't driven it but I think I'd rather the R8.



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I shouldn't diss the i8 because I haven't driven it but I think I'd rather the R8.

Ditto



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