2017 M2 and 2017 Mustang
They might rethink that decision when they get their mitts on a 7th-generation 3er (G20). Early reports are it's lighter, sharper, and more engaging than the F30...in a month or two, we'll know whether it's enough so to correct the artificiality claimed by that article. (A claim I agree with, in general.)
I was in the same boat when looking for a baby/family vehicle. I'm loyal to my Suzuki motorcycles and my BMW cars. I had a supercharged E46 and 335is Vert at the time, so I figured to add an X5 to the family, but prudence dictated that I look at other cars/suvs/cuvs, to make sure I was making a good/best decision for my baby/family. Eventually it came down to an X5 vs. CX-5. As much as I wanted an X5, the CX-5 was the better choice for my needs. You say it's "too slow," and sure it's not a "fast" car by sportscar means, but it's "fast" enough when you're hauling around such precious cargo (your baby, the wife not-so-much, haha!). For me, if I want "fast," I''d take out my 335is Vert. If I want even faster, then it's my Suzuki GSX-R750. And if I want ultimate fast and fun, then it's my GSX-R600 Trackbike on racetracks near me - NJMP, NYST, Palmer, Thompson, Pocono.I***8217;ve had a chance to drive a few different G platform loaners lately between recalls and CPO repairs and unless the new G20 is significantly better than all those other cars, color me unimpressed.
Then again, is BMW as a brand still comparatively more engaging than other brands***8217; offerings right now?
When looking for the baby hauler we were trying to decide between the E70 X5 and the CX-5. The Mazda handles nicely, but was really slow, too slow. The (used) X5 was cheaper than the CX-5 and was still hands down a more fun, better appointed car. That said, I doubt I would have had nearly the issues I***8217;ve had.
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I wouldn't trade either of your cars for an F or a G series. There's nothing engaging in electric steering. The 911 GTS is close but no cigar, my 328xi steering is a lot more lively and the M3 blows it away. The chassis is a different story...They might rethink that decision when they get their mitts on a 7th-generation 3er (G20). Early reports are it's lighter, sharper, and more engaging than the F30...in a month or two, we'll know whether it's enough so to correct the artificiality claimed by that article. (A claim I agree with, in general.)