Not quite. That’s because the M4 will live on in its current form, adopting the new drivetrain and an Otto filter just before the June deadline so that the production line stays whirring. This is still sad news for those who enjoyed the practicality and performance the M3 had to offer without dipping into the six-figure price territory by buying an M5. With the M3’s replacement not seeing the light of day before 2020, the F80’s death means that there will be at least a 1.5 to 2-year intermission between M3 models. Prices of the F80 are sure to skyrocket with this news, especially since the next generation M3 could be the impending we’ve all been hearing will come some day. Cry, weep, mourn, do whatever you have to do, but just don’t give up hope.