I love the idea of having a 'half-M' car, it really does appeal to me - thats basically what the E36 M3 was in the USA was and that was an enormous success.
The specifications of this M-tuned 3l inline-6 is absolutely astonishing. 280kw is what you'd expect out of a factory 3.0l petrol motor and to achieve this with a diesel is absolutely awesome! I just hope this engine will be available in the F30/F32 in the future with a RWD configuration and manual gearbox.
I also absolutely love the fact that these cars are getting their own unique M-tuned suspension settings which seems to me that the whole car is a bespoke complete M package, albeit I am a bit disappointed that these are AWD only and automatic only.
Looking forward to seeing a RWD, M Performance 1 and 3 Series.