I recently bought this 2011 Ultimate Driving Machine. Two exotic cars in one fine package. I had a 2007 Porsche. The M3 Coupe has the Porsche inspired performance, but 4 people ride in the M3 (if allowed by owner). The rear seats fold down, it stores plenty of luggage, groceries, etc. Front-to- Rear weight ratio is 50%-50%. Options: 7 speed dual clutch system / F1 paddle shift or automatic drive logic programs, Competition Package, rear power sunshade. Drive it to work, around town, it is a dream. When track Club clinic days arrive, growl around everything in turns...It has more grip and agility than cars twice the price. 2011 is the Final year for the M3 V-8 forever. Don't wait, seriously.
Exterior and interior design, ergonomic layout, comfort. Competition pkg, Dual clutch 7 speed transmission, the 414 HP V-8 that growls like a beast. The audio system, rear power sunshade, driver selectable feature programing key preferences, the 19" wheels, fold down rear seats, build quality 10+
For 2011, nothing. HQ got it right and listened to customers. They improved the right things, not just upgraded plastic parts. BMW didn't convert a modest production car into an M3 like Cadillac did with the CTS-V. Cadillac forgot a rear differential cooler & locking fuel door too. M3 for me. No GM.