Originally Posted by //m3purist
This begs the question...was it ever really possible for BMW to build an M that could compete with the Z06? My guess is no and I wasn't expecting it but i keep seeing people bring it up. I guess the Z06 has become the new benchmark....too bad I don't like the styling. However, I did manage to drive a lady's who was trying to buy my house in Augusta. The interior felt really cheap but it was fast and I didn't like the steering too much. She kept making remarks about my car about how she looked at them but the M was too slow and ugly!! As such, I didn't sell her the house!!!
2008 base version is supposed to be markedly improved in interior and steering, as well as new LS3 engine. See the blurb in R&T this month. Not for me, though, no matter how much a "bargain" it is.