I actually had the completely opposite experience then most. I was able to test drive a 2011 without any problems. The CA I went for the test drive in even had the power button on and told me to just try and keep it under 6000 RPMS. He had no problem with me pushing the car. I did mention that I was serious about buying before I went in and that if I were to I would want to do a special order. After that drive I was in love with the car and had no doubt in my mind that about getting an M3. Brought the build sheet in the next day and started the dreaded wait.
2013 E92 M3
Space Grey/Fox Red Novillo