It looks good. I like the new V8, but the performance numbers are still lacking....it weighs too much. Its barely faster than the old M3 in the 1/4 mile and 0-60. In the US these are the numbers that mean the most. You cant cruise at one hundred fifty mph here for very long. They need to do more to lighten the load.
I love the M3 and have owned 2 of them now, but the performance characteristics of the competing cheaper cars are pretty impressive--the M3 should be a performance trailblazer--not a follower. The only way to make this car shine is to wait for the DINAN S3 package to arrive 3 years from now.