You make my point dx. It depends on your point of reference. A nine year old M3 has a similar cross country performance to a modern hot hatchback. E46 bridge to gantry is 8.22, the Megane RS26 runs 8.17. Neither is fast if you compare their times to a Zonda clubsport at 7.24.
If you are happy with your M3s performance that's great. Personally I need more to get my kicks.