Despite the major mechanical changes, this 2002 is extremely subtle. Body modifications are pretty much limited to those fender flares, a front chin spoiler, Euro-spec rear bumper, and a custom M2 badge. Inside is the same. A tasteful navy blue carpeting was selected, and the front seats are Recaros from a later 320i. The only glaringly obvious change to the interior is the Alpine head unit in the center stack, and even that isn't too shabby.
Leno has nothing but good things to say about the driving experience, too. He gushes about the visibility, the comfort of the seats, and the five-speed transmission. He even enjoys the exhaust note, which Norris thinks is a bit loud. We would agree with Norris, since it sounds a bit noisy and buzzy to us. Yet, the exhaust still has some good snarl, and you can make out a bit of gargling growl sounds from the intake. Check out all the details in the video above.