Originally Posted by M3RD
I rather think that most of us that now own a late model ///M3 will keep the car for it will be the last true ///M3 having the V8 under the hood.
While it might be nice to believe this, I don't think it will come to pass. Sad to say, but newer, shinier, and faster usually win out. There will always be purists out there in search of what they personally consider a "true" M-car, but they are few and far between. Even a purist can be tempted by a faster engine, newer tech, or new body lines.
Personally, I keep my cars for a long time, so I won't be in the market for a new one until near the end of production of the F10 M5 or F80 M3/M4.