Any idea why the new M3’s got the hideous grill yet the new 3 series don’t? I feel like all past M3’s had the same body as their non (pure) M counterparts.

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My sneaking suspicion is it’s actually heat management rather than pure aesthetics. But, of course, I’m kind of an idiot.

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Could have been resolved with a separate air intake below the front bumper line. Now it looks like bugs bunny.

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I bet a new grill will be out for the 2023 model year

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The 3 series doesn’t feel the need to smell the road like the M does.

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It’s left me puzzled too - I think it’s a mistake. I also think any sensible person wanting a fast BMW would choose an Alpina. All the speed and none of the ugly. Usually more comfortable in the real world than their M counterparts too.

The Asian market. They are more likely to by a car they see as ‘high-end’. Hence the grill.

Well then...that makes it even worse. Lol

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