Originally Posted by Ezio
Ya i these M cars are made to be classy, and sporty. i get the part where they want the exhaust to be fine tuned.
I disagree. M cars should be raw; manual seats, manual transmission, minimalist interior and sound damping, lightweight, with an "exhaust note be damned" powerful engine. You know, kind of like the homologation special E30 that arguably started this whole thing.
If that theoretical car described above isn't your cup of tea, perhaps the 335i is a better car for you. They're M cars. They're not supposed to be for everyone.
The fact that BMW continues to dumb down the M cars for the masses is how we end up engine noise being played through the stereo.
Just my $.02. It's disappointing to see where BMW is with the M cars these days.