As mentioned got the v8 bug a bit.
My view on the 8 was from my friends one. As I wont have the 12k to supercharge it like he has I think id always be a tad disappointed.
The insurance on the m cars seems really odd. I can insure an 8 for 750 fully comp for myself.
An e9x m3 starts at 1400 pound so im a bit lost as to the jump.
Now the other half has a sensible car a v8 6 series could be in contention.
The car is going to be a toy as such, used for weekends and holidays and only be taxed 6 months a year. The rest of the time it would be garaged keeping warm!