I just got the latest issue of Car and Driver, and inside they had what they called "Just try to beat the 3-series tests". In the comparison they compared the (in order from last place to first place) Sabb 9-3 Aero, Volvo S-60R, Cadillac CTS, Audi 3.2 Quattro, Acura TL, Infiniti G35, Lexus IS350, and with first place BMW 330i
! Even with 300 hp the lexus was no mach for the bimmer. I was verry inpressed with how it did in the comparison, but I wasn't suprised at all.
P.S. as for my 325i i just called the dealer and they told me that my car should be ready to be picked up on mon!!!!! I can't beleave how fast it got here, I only ordered it July 25th!!!
Edit: here are the scans