Originally Posted by mdosu
wow, basically the fun is over after 4750 rpms.....
It is a different power curve, but not necessarily any more or less fun. At least one recent magazine test showed the 1M to be about equal to 60 and the quarter mile (110 mph) as the M3. More torque, same suspension and brakes but less weight -- the 1M has quite a bit of appeal. On a daily driver basis, the 1M's power is more accessible -- no need to wait until you are up around 6000 rpm where the M3 feels fast. I like my E90 M3 as a comfortable cruiser, but it is no rocket ship. You really have to work it hard to make it go fast.