Originally Posted by DiavelM3
You must be new to the BMW ///M3 world
I loved the "rasp" of my last M3 (E46).... That is a sound I will always remember..
I've been around the M3 since the E30 and I agree with him. I wasnt enamored with the E46 M3 at all honestly (*esp* the sound which doesn't stand out in my mind *at all* actually) and at that time stuck with the 330xi. The V8 in the E92 was something different though, and really drew me in.
I am pretty sure me and him aren't alone in that opinion. I think its unfortunate that BMW is going to a FI 6 format for the F80, but it was probably inevitable.
Eventually the M3/4 will probably look like the AMG C63 and those of us who don't want a drag car will have to stick with Porsche.
I'll reserve judgement for the final unveiling, but I'd be very surprised if I find the *sound* as good as the V8.