Don't know about that. A formula 1 inspired V8 that revs to 8.4K and better performance in every area compared to the E46... Quite far from a POS. And the sound... pure eargasm. The new ones are rumored to be turbo, IMO M's should only be NA and I think this one might be that last great example of that.I wouldn't buy a new M3 ever. The E9x M3s are a complete pos. The new 2011-2012 ones should be 10x better.