Im in Germany so you can say that BMWs are pretty common here. I still see the folks turn around and look at El Superbeasto.
The best was when a guy at the car wash comes over freaking out asking me when they made the M3 in a sedan. He wanted to talk about it forever. I told him he could check it out and sit inside. I popped the hood open and he was just in awe. It was fun and I think he got a kick out of it. Shook my hand and was talking with his buds about it over on the drying rack.
Ya, the M3 is a beautiful, cool car no matter what model.
"With great power comes great responsibility." -El-Superbeasto