Originally Posted by esquire
It's absolutely not absurd. That's like a shoe company halting sales on size 6.5, and then being surprised why size 6 and size 7 sales suddenly increased. No one is arguing that the e9x M3 is a better selling vehicle. Its not; that much is clear (for all of the reasons you mentioned in your first post.) But from a raw numbers standpoint, the operative comparison is sales of the entire M3 line for that given generation. Even on that (broader) basis, the current e9x M3 is still not hitting the sales numbers of its predecessor.
I'm actually happy to be driving a car that isn't all over the place. I see so many e46 m3's its crazy. Glad my car is the rarest of them all, M3 Sedan