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      08-12-2010, 06:55 PM   #20
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Originally Posted by Pitkis View Post
RS5 have to be some kind of like failure. When M3 came out 2007, nearly all journos claimed car "fair" and "uninvolving" ect. Good, but not excellent and absolutely not the best in it's class. RS4 washed out M3 in several reports. Now, M3 is unbeatable from test to test. ZCP doesn't make so much difference. What's happened?

So, don't expect much from early F30 reports...
Good Question.
I think because of all of the anticipation, hype and delays surrounding the M3 when it first came out, everyone had a different image of what it should've been. Everyone wanted the lightweight, edgy e46 successor with 6 piston brakes that was more e30 than anything seen since. BUT BMW got what they wanted. 2 cars in one. Everyday smooth commuter with a trunk and a high revving BEAST that has a chassis that is better than the engine. They made a perfectly balanced everything car and no one got that in 2007-2008. Everyone is getting it now!