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      12-06-2011, 10:14 AM   #1
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Car and Driver has named their 2012 10Best Cars List and as always, the BMW 3 Series and M3 makes an appearance.

Per C/D: The competition should have figured out a way to beat the BMW 3-series by now. Itís not for lack of trying: Every so often, another carmaker will pitch a worthy competitor into the mix, but none has been able to knock the 3-series from its pedestal or even maintain its consistent brilliance. After 21 consecutive years on the 10Best list, BMW continues to evolve the 3-series toward some platonic ideal of sportiness.

You donít notice the seats, the steering, the suspension, or the brakes because everything feels natural. Everything feels right. And how has no other automaker matched the silkiness of BMWís inline-six engines?

Donít forget the M3, either, which remains magnificent in the twilight of a celebrated life, thanks largely to that lusty 414-hp, 8300-rpm V-8. The 3-series sedan is on hiatus until a new model drops in February. In other words, even as the entire current 3-series lineup is on the way out the door, it still roasts the competition. The biggest threat to its dominance is not from another carmaker but from BMW itself. An increased focus on gizmology has robbed a couple of recently introduced BMWs of the athletic, connected feeling that made the old Ultimate Driving Machine tag line ring so true. Hereís to hoping BMW doesnít screw up the best one.

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An increased focus on gizmology has robbed a couple of recently introduced BMWs of the athletic, connected feeling that made the old Ultimate Driving Machine tag line ring so true.
Wonder which car(s) they're talking about?
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Wonder which car(s) they're talking about?
EDIT: I think I'm mistaken on one of them - removed /EDIT

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Is gizmology a word? d:-)
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I think that news is a few weeks old now

Here is what they write in the article .... quote


The competition should have figured out a way to beat the BMW 3-series by now. Itís not for lack of trying: Every so often, another carmaker will pitch a worthy competitor into the mix, but none has been able to knock the 3-series from its pedestal or even maintain its consistent brilliance. After 21 consecutive years on the 10Best list, BMW continues to evolve the 3-series toward some platonic ideal of sportiness. You donít notice the seats, the steering, the suspension, or the brakes because everything feels natural. Everything feels right. And how has no other automaker matched the silkiness of BMWís inline-six engines? Donít forget the M3, either, which remains magnificent in the twilight of a celebrated life, thanks largely to that lusty 414-hp, 8300-rpm V-8. The 3-series sedan is on hiatus until a new model drops in February. In other words, even as the entire current 3-series lineup is on the way out the door, it still roasts the competition. The biggest threat to its dominance is not from another carmaker but from BMW itself. An increased focus on gizmology has robbed a couple of recently introduced BMWs of the athletic, connected feeling that made the old Ultimate Driving Machine tag line ring so true. Hereís to hoping BMW doesnít screw up the best one.


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When I red this a few weeks ago (the highlighted sentence) it convinced me to trade in my Basic M3 for an all loaded 2012 M3
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