C and D also mentions a lack of lag and terrific torque from the twin-turbo unit to go along with "smooth ride quality, right-now responses, laser-precise steering, powerful, [and] fade-free braking." Exactly what we've come to expect from the Ultimate Driving Machinists from Bavaria. And with a base price significantly lower than the M3 (and the 335i Coupe for that matter) at just under 40 grand, this has all the markings of a stealth steal. Good thing the new M3 is packing a V8 to keep it well ahead of its "lesser" siblings. We'll try to get our gloves on one of each soon.
Tip: Nice one, Tom
[Source: Car and Driver]