Originally Posted by E92_SID
All of the emotions that they expressed over the M3 is the exact reason why I drive one and not a 1M or a C63 or an S5. The M3 is just special. It history and driving characteristics are just legendary. To me, all the other competitors are just "knock offs". Some of them are VERY good knock offs but they will never be the real thing. All of those other cars use the M3 as the benchmark that they are trying to beat because it is the best.
The 1M is not a knock off M3, its an attempt by BMW M to get back to basics. Both cars 1M & M3 should be applauded as the benchmark in there class. I am lost with the rivalry between cars from the same stable (BMW M) surely we are all BMW M fans at the end of the day, lets just get out on the road and enjoy the cars we are lucky enough to own