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Freeware BMW M3 Game

10TACLE Studios now offers BMW M3 Challenge, a freeware racing game that allows you to drive any game you choose, as long as you choose BMW's flagship sports coupe. The game can be downloaded from the m3challenge Website, and mirrors are available on ComputerGames.ro, FileFront, and Gamer's Hell.

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11. Re: No subject Sep 12, 2007, 06:46 Beamer
 
Too much for most people. Not too much for many people.

The M3 is already sold out for the next year in the UK, and it hasn't even gone on sale yet. They sold 90,000 of the previous model, and plan to sell 100,000 of this one.


Hardly just a niche vehicle.
 
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10. Re: No subject Sep 11, 2007, 23:13 flashdim
 
My point was that nobody in the middle class buys a $56k car, genius. We're not "already spending 50k". We're keeping it below $30k. The phrase "Is this in hopes that I will buy a $60k+ car from BMW?" is hyperbole. That's too goddamn much for most people to pay for a car.

And who the hell is Jerykk?

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9. Re: No subject Sep 11, 2007, 22:41 Beamer
 
Business Plan:
1) Build very nice sports sedan. Price it reasonably.
2) Build less powerful version of sports sedan. Price it reasonably cheap.
3) Build extremely powerful, "sexy" version of sports sedan. Price it reasonably kinda-high.
4) Advertise extremely powerful, "sexy" version of sports sedan. Attract interest. Bring people into dealerships. Sell people the version they can afford.


If I recall, BMW is expecting something around 26% of all 3-series sales to be the M3. They've actually geared it more towards the road, rather than the track, than ever before. BMW has also become the worldwide leader in luxury automobiles, surpassing Audi, Mercedes, Lexis, Infinity, Acura, etc.

Hey, I think their business plan is working. But if people here want to question it...
 
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8. Re: No subject Sep 11, 2007, 21:03 Masa
 
First off, sales tax.

Shrug. That applies to any vehicle you buy.

Second, I think 56k is about as "accessible" to most as $60k+.

Are you even above the age of sixteen? God knows you will almost never pay the MSRP on anything you intend to buy. Especially when the car in question is used.

Second most to my point, when looking for a vehicle - any vehicle - how many features it contains always floats the price up or down relative to what features can actually be included with the vehicle.

Sorry, but when buying a vehicle, or almost anything for that matter, paying a lower amount that isn't too far below full price is hardly ever the same as paying full. What's another $4k? You're already spending $50k. Bleh, it's still $4k.

Now, that's assuming, as you have just done, that the car automatically costs several tens of thousands of dollars, which it does, but the implied stereotype that BMW's aren't accessible to lower income brackets (for clarification - those income brackets you automatically assume go shopping for a $60k vehicle) is simply naive.

Sorry, I guess it's just the general statement made about BMW is what got me off. General statements tend to blow in that you can say so little while implying so much as to not really saying anything substantial at all.

Read: any post by Jerykk.


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7. Re: No subject Sep 11, 2007, 20:29 flashdim
 
First off, sales tax. Second, I think 56k is about as "accessible" to most as $60k+.

 
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6. Re: No subject Sep 11, 2007, 19:13 Masa
 
Is this in hopes that I will buy a $60k+ car from BMW?

Eh? MSRP on a 2006 M3 is $56k, fully loaded. You should know you wouldn't pay that much through a dealership, particularly if you bought one used. Contrary to the image and stereotype typically given to BMW, they can be accessible to buy.

 
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5. Re: blue'per Sep 11, 2007, 18:56 Beamer
 
Fortunately enough, the first car I'd choose in any racing game that allows it is the M3.

Even Mario Kart. M3 vs. Donkey Kong? I take the M3.
Or in Mega Race. M3 FMV!
Or in Pod. M3 with MMX Technology!
 
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4. Re: blue'per Sep 11, 2007, 17:48 dubfanatic
 
I like to drive game.

 
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3. blue'per Sep 11, 2007, 16:57 Halo
 
"a freeware racing game that allows you to drive any game you choose,"

Car?

 
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2. Re: No subject Sep 11, 2007, 14:52 Klaus Flouride
 
Is this in hopes that I will buy a $60k+ car from BMW?

 
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1. No subject Sep 11, 2007, 14:05 speedbacon
 
I like the part where you get pulled over on I-5 for speeding in your M3 -- oh wait that wasn't the game...

 
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