It s simple.
The new 3 series coupe is already 10cm longer than the outgoing e46 m3. If they can manage the same weight it would be a fantastic job of bmw. But for me it s not enough. I have owned an E46 m3 and drove one on track last monday. The m3 is more a GT car then a race car for the street which it once was. It went already the wrong way with the bigger E36 m3 after the E30 M3. I see images of the E30 dtm car in my mind.
I own an a 130i msport with a lsd and that s a real good handling car. My hopes are set on a M2 coupe to replace the 130i. If bmw doesn t make it. I possible go shop for a secondhand GT3.
For all youre highway cruisers and burnouts the v8 m3 will be a dream to drive. But for the corners the potential of an M2 could rock youre socks.