Just went along to my local dealer for a 1-hour test-drive of the 335d Coupe this morning, and ... ended up placing an order.
One question for you guys who already have yours ... I deliberately did not order the Nav so my car will have no iDrive, and from the posted E92 Owners Manual it looks like most of the functions and settings are available in a non-iDrive car. However, can anyone confirm if the multi-function steering wheel buttons can be programmed by the driver or by the dealer? I'm thinking particularly of the "diamond" and "4-pointed star" buttons, which on iDrive cars are programmable, for example I have mine set to mute/unmute and radio/CD select today.
Back to the test-drive, yes the E92 really is that good; the new Steptronic is very impressive and the 335d engine is (as expected) superb. Even the ride (with sports suspension and monster 19" wheels on the demo car) was really good - a great balance between sportiness (very little roll) and comfort.
Just have to wait until December now...
2012 F10 520d M-Sport, Sport Auto, Imperial Blue, Black Dakota, Sun Prot Glass. V-spoke 281 Winter wheel package
Previous BMWs: 2009 E92 320d M-Sport, 2006 E92 335d SE, 2004 E60 530d ASE, 2000 E39 525d SE, 1997 E39 523i SE