Great thread! Especially for those of us still undecided.
Big question, are the numbers you sited, based on the DCT or manual?
One of the primary hold backs for me on the E93 is squeaks over time. They are the bane of my existance. With my current Lex, they fix them if ever they appear, never dealt with BMW service before, not sure how tolerant the repairs may be in that regard.
Oh yeah, please post some pics!
BTW, no overlooking that extra weight but clearly they don't have as much fun in the sun!