Cheers guys for the great comments.
Piling on the miles, and had a good spirited drive today. Flipping in heck it moves, and havent even gone past 5k revs or 3/4 throttle. Handles soooo well in sport mode. I can see why all the Magazine reviews are 5*. Think this little car will be able to keep up with much more exotica on the twisties!
The new gearbox is really up there with the DCT i tried in the M3 as well.
As for 4wd comments, the Mich Pilots seem super sticky...dont think you need 4wd plus it would ruin the way it pushes out of corners