I test drove 17 vehicles ...
The only car with superior handling was the Cayman at 2x price. The heavy steering feel (a good thing), gives the car a planted, solid, one with the road feeling that is more livable than the razor, go cart Cayman.
The exterior/ interior styling white over red is simply the best looking car out there.
The 3 series is simply too big and bigger IS NOT better.
super positive steering feel
silky smooth I6 engine/ A6 transmission
no visor mirror lights
seatbelt chime too loud
no temperature guage
a/c cool down time slow
cruise control stalk location wrong
all minor complaints