I've dreamed of owning an M3 since I was 7 years old. Since then, the M3 has undergone many iterations. This latest generation exceeds the high standards set by its predecessors. The acceleration and handling are insane. At the same time, the M3 is far more comfortable as a daily driver than the last (E46) version. The M3 has all the luxury features and technology you could ever ask for. BMW thought of just about everything. The interior is simple and spartan, but classy and sporty. The new iDrive in the '09 models is a huge improvement over the previous system -- very fast, much more user friendly, and many more features.
The engine is incredible - the sound and feel of the V8 engine screaming to 8400 rpm has to be experienced to be believed. The handling - despite its weight, this car is superbly balanced. The gadgets - the M3 has more features and customizable options than you'll ever need. Sexy exterior.
Direct injection to further improve performance and fuel efficiency. Better paint (the factory paint has some orange peel).