Every so often a car comes along and blows its competitors out of the water. Big flashy debut, big sales success. That's a gamechanger. And then all the other automakers rush to copy it. What do you call those cars?
The changed-by-the-game-ers? There's no real memorial for them, which is a shame, because they're very interesting. They're especially noteworthy, because every carmaker likes to pretend that it's blazing a new path in wonderful newness with every model year, and we know that's not true.
#brands are telling us what cars are #gamechangers. What car has been the most changed by the game?
Not like a new nameplate (e.g. Countryman), what's one nameplate that has had the most reactionary change in response to market?
Easy-ish answer: M5. BMW wouldn't be building a 600 hp soon-to-be-AWD sledgehammer if it wasn't terrified and desperately wanting to be AMG
Very true, Kevin! Soon the M5 will no longer be a segment leader, but a segment follower. You can thank AMG's ridiculous sales and profit margins for that.
What other car can you think of that was a direct response to its competitors?
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