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BMW hints at a Mercedes AMG Black Series competitor - report

 BMW hints at a Mercedes AMG Black Series competitor - report
2012 BMW M5 - 15.6.2011

One or two new high-performance variants planned?

Audi and Mercedes have been pumping out high-performance versions of their RS and AMG variants, while BMW has been content with releasing M models with unique paint and additional standard equipment. That could soon be changing as BMW USA has hinted at releasing even more hardcore variants of their M lineup.

Speaking to former Automobile Magazine Road Test Editor Marc Noordeloos, BMW's PR team said "it will an interesting year" in regards to having an AMG Black Series competitor. The PR person went on to say Americans can expect one or two new special editions in the same vein as the M3 CSL, GTS and CRT.

The interview was conducted for an upcoming Automobile article, so expect to learn more in the coming weeks.

Source: Twitter via Bimmer Boost and Autoblog

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Comments (20)

 Joao Oliveira Joao Oliveira
they could do the C class competitor with the M3, but how are they going to do a SLS Black series competitor? M6 can't get there, is to fat and luxury orientated... Like the SL65 Black series, good on straight line, but rubish around tracks
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February 1, 2013 4:28 pm
 SnakesInMyPants SnakesInMyPants
"content with releasing M models with unique paint and additional standard equipment" haha that's funny
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February 1, 2013 3:19 pm
 wbizarre wbizarre
They kind of were doing that already, with the e30 Evo, CSL, GTS, like you said. Now it seems they're just standardizing that hierarchy. Personally I loved the different names each time: it made each generation feel unique, with its own special edition. Also, I really hope they name the series CSL!
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February 1, 2013 3:04 pm
 dbehmoaras dbehmoaras
Best news ever. M3 and M6 black series...
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February 1, 2013 2:47 pm
 moodyaaa moodyaaa
Can't wait. Love ///M
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February 1, 2013 2:42 pm
 AlikMalix AlikMalix
As a BMW fan and owner, I think this is terrible news: Now an M5 owner wont be the one with the best bad-ass car on the planet, someone with an M5 GTS will take the podium. I'm sure I'll never be able to afford a super-duper M5.
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February 1, 2013 2:29 pm
 SouthAfrica SouthAfrica
I knew this was coming. Competition. You snooze you looze.
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February 1, 2013 2:00 pm
 Garais877 Garais877
well.......... i just hope they will get the numbers on paper right this time, so its not like with Alpina B7, when paper say one but actualy its a lot less :( thats called cheating and lying to customers!!! TRY YOUTUBE - Audi S8 vs BMW Alpina B7 - Head 2 Head...
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February 1, 2013 1:38 pm