Just took possession of a 2008 3.0 si today. It's no M3, but it gets out of its own way. I find Sport mode makes a big difference...much more so than in our previous car, a 2004 325 xi wagon.
It also shifts nicely in manual mode. I expect the engine will loosen up with time. We have all of 13 miles on her, but so far, I've encountered no unpleasant surprises when it comes to throttle response.
Last edited by Helios; 08-07-2008 at 06:25 PM.