Today I was watching Motorweek, and they were reviewing the new M235i...she asked me why it had M badges if it wasn't a real M car. I explained that it was a clever bit of marketing for folks who can't afford a real M2 (if BMW ever sees fit to produce one, anyway) to make them feel better about themselves. She said she'd rather wait a few years and buy an M2 off lease for less than the poor suckers paid for an M235i anyway. Awesome.