I feel as if I barely scratched the surface. Spectacular engine, obviously. Great brakes. Lovely steering feel, though I thought the steering wheel itself felt TOO beefy. (This seems to be a trend.) I wonder, however, whether the M3 is different enough from the 335i to justify the price tag. I mean, that's a pretty sweet piece in its own right. As always, BMW goes to the trouble to place the pedals properly for heel-and-toeing (though I imagine that most M3s will go out the door with semi-automatics). The car seems awfully big, though, and you seemed to sit pretty high up, all of which took away from the sports car feel. In fact, whatever happened to sports cars? You know - little things, fun to drive, etc.
Preston Lerner, Contributing Editor