'Have you considered a 2012 Jaguar XFR? It just got a face/interior-lift, and does not disappoint from both performance and luxury perspectives.'
Facelift looks nice, but the MSRP is ~$20k higher. I ordered a 6MT and found that the the 550 is essentially the only sports sedan with a manual option aside from e90 m3 with my standards of lux and performance.
F10 550 and e9xm3 are 2 different cars for sure, but to each his own. Coilovers and stage 2 are my 1st mods, so I will post my comparison soon enough everyone.
2012 550i M Sport Dark Graphite Metallic II Everest Gray Antracite wood 6MT