Originally Posted by Laszlo
Same thing happened to the e60 M5. Amazing car... no doubt. Superb everything on paper... the numbers say it all. Is it as exciting as the e39 M5? Not at all. And that's why you can find dozens of e60 M5 on the used car market for 30% less than their original MSRP. The e39 M5 still grabs my attention no matter what. The e60 M5... I think so... after I see the rims and my mind connects that it is an M car.
The M6... nothing to compare it against... maybe that's why it's a bit more successful. No previous M6 to compare it to. Anyway... I do love the new M3... and I'm praying after break-in that some numbers and reviews will help lift the spirits. But aren't all cars losing their souls?
they are, i noticed the change from also owning a 2004 and 2005 MINI Cooper S both stick and auto. The new Mini Cooper S is missing its soul also. I feel like BMW is D diluting the brand and going more for comfort. I can imagine the next Gen cars. I guess "The Ultimate Driving Machine" is headed towards "The Ultimate Comfort Machine" Even the E46 3 series (330) compared to the E90 330 was a change for me and It took some time to get used to.