Originally Posted by NemesisX
Apples and oranges.
Nothing in the entry level luxury sport class (BMW 3 series included) will handle as good as a BRZ/FR-S/FT86 on the track.
Those cars are built to have monster handling for a reasonable price (but with mediocre power and limited luxury). They're not even the same class of car.
The BMW 3 series is the king of handling within the entry level luxury sport class where cars are generally much heavier.
The IS is supposed to be a stretched BRZ/FR-S/FT86. Don't know if it's true... but curious to see the release and reviews.