Originally Posted by Serious
100% correct. I have no idea why vehicle size has continued to increase over the e46/e39/e38 generation. Those cars were correctly sized to the usage requirements for nearly all buyers (if not a little on the large size), but with the continued ballooning of vehicle size & girth at each level things have become absurd to the point that a large number of components are required to be aluminum or composites to meet the performance metrics of the vehicle.
My old e46 m3 fit everything from mountain bikes to multiple snowboards all while providing passengers with adequate space, comfort, and safety. IMO the 3 series should never have grown larger or heavier than that chassis.
They want them to get bigger so they can squeeze more models into the lineup
Audi got the A1,A3 etc
BMW got the 1 series
MB got the b class and a class etc
I know my e30 m3 fit 5 people comfortably and had a decent size trunk
So what did I gain by going to a e92?