Originally Posted by 1º
if it puts a smile on my face in the straights and twisties then BMW has done there job.
A 335i will definitely not make you frown in this situation, or if it does you may want to check your pulse. It is a very fun car. But you step out, you get into an M3, and then you have no desire to go back.
Less M exclusivity. It starts with the engine, but what is next? Pretty soon they could be using the BMW Performance parts instead of developing M specific suspension, brakes and differential. Why not? The car will be a great performer as the 335i tuning crowd has proven over and over. So, why not just make the M3 a 3 series with all the BMW aftermarket parts already on it from the factory? Maybe just add the wide bodywork and fender vent to keep that shred of exclusivity, and call it a day. If we think it can't happen, then let the X6 M be a wakeup call. An X6 M? Now that is some pretty darn weak koolaid you are asking me to swallow, BMW.