believe me , i am a M3 fanatic but i dont think the new version will outperform our v8 based on the new m5 and the new 535. its a shame that the new 535 is 7 tenths of a second slower than the previous generation and although it looks great it will get its doors blown off by the new a6 audi.
as for the sound, the bmw headline talks about the sound of the f80 m3. i dont need to wait, it doesnt sound like my m3 sedan. hopefully it will perform better and faster but thats a tall order. with all manufacturers raising the bar i will move to either the porsche or mercedes amg if the new m3 doesnt break the 4 second barrier. look at that GTR under 3 seconds to 60 and under 100 grand. so come on bmw turn it up !