I came from 3 series coupe. I think what you describe is coming from a very unfair place - unfair to both BMW and 981. They both have 4 wheels and a steering wheel, but that is about where all similarities end. Only in my opinion, that's all.They say the next stepping stone from BMW is Porsche.. I came from a M3 to a 981 and they are no comparison. I don't miss the BMW at all but it was a great car. The 981 on the other hand is just a different animal, always puts a smile on my face when I get in.
I've misspoken my badI came from 3 series coupe. I think what you describe is coming from a very unfair place - unfair to both BMW and 981. They both have 4 wheels and a steering wheel, but that is about where all similarities end. Only in my opinion, that's all.
981 was built ground-up as a totally useless piece of machinery with only reason to exist being to provide the driver with most emotion and fun you can have with clothes on. BMW, on the other hand, started life as a useful mechanical contraption made to carry people from A to B, stow quite a bit of stuff in the cabin and the trunk, provide sufficient insulation to make the journey comfortable ... and so on. Yes, that all is true even when it has ///M badges everywhere. It is still useful mechanical device modified in power and chassis/suspension to go fast - but that is not making it sports car. Never will.
And that is the Porsche Kool-Aid everybody hates us for. Until they try ANY properly done, ground-up sports car.
No, no, you didn't. I just realized I didn't finish what I wanted to say ... finishing now ...I've misspoken my bad
The deal fell thru at the last minute. You can see my later post if interested. I currently drive a M235i with which I've been well pleased. Lately BMW's I've had have been rock solid- once i got past my E46, lol. Now I'm looking for a more dedicated track car. I've compared tests, reviews, etc of M2's and Caymans and this is the way I'm heading. Not there yet thoUpdate?
[I’m a former E46 (ZHP Perfomance Package) addict.]