Just sat in new M3 in Sydney Motor Show and wanted to give quick opinion+impression in case you're interested...
Steering wheel: nice and thick - perfect smaller diameter.
Seats: grip you like a long lost lover.
Controls: EVERYTHING you need at your fingertips and perfect view to all dials and instruments.
Seats: Seats 5! I was of the impression it was 4 buckets but has centre lap sash - that puts it back into the "practical" and "wanted" list for me..
Looks: very solid "together" package - 18" looked great and filled out bodywork bulges nicely - you won't realistically want more tire than that for street use!