A very fine automobile. Very sporty indeed, BMW pioneered the sports sedan with this (along with the M3). Regardless how how much horse power some American POS has bet your fine ass that a bimmer can match it's speed with 100less hp. What BMW puts into this car is pure magic that while maybe isn't better for some this magic is just on a whole different level than Mercedes Benz, Audi, Lexus, etc. This magic alone is why a $60k (M3) car can light up someones face more than a $200k car. Don't talk shit about this car being a "poor mans BMW" because I doubt you have 45k to spend on a fully loaded 3 series sedan let alone the coupe with all wheel drive or the IS model or even the M3.
Person1: I just got a new BMW 3 series, I LOVE it!
Persom2: zomg my Benz is so cooler
Person1: right...now I see what Mercedes Benz has been degraded to in the US.