Originally Posted by gthal
Everyone freaked out when the V8 was announced as it was against BMW tradition in the M. Everyone is freaking out now too. Maybe it will disappoint but maybe it will be awesome. It is WAY, WAY too early to judge just because the word turbo is used.
My bet, and I've said it before, is that a huge portion of people who say they won't get the next M3 because it is a turbo will end up buying one. Why do I think this? I believe (maybe naively) that BMW M will get it right. The engine will be 450+hp, 400 ft. lbs torque, rev to 7,500 RPM and have no lag. The next M3 will beat the snot out of the E92 in all measureable ways and then the converts will come
(even though I'm planning to get an E92 before they're gone...)
Present: 2013 M3 coupe (Azurite Black, Black, Piano Black)
Past: 2010 335i coupe (Monaco Blue, Cream Beige, Grey Poplar)
+ miata nut (2004 GT/LS and 2013 GS/Club Edition)