WARNING: biased E82 owner post below. Just an opinion!
that has to be the most boring BMW i've ever seen!
seriously glad i didn't wait for this and instead jumped on a 135is. I know a lot of people don't like the E82 styling, but i think it has a lot of character and design built into it---as well as many nods to more 'old school' BMW design. This new F22 looks uninspired to me. If i didn't know this was the new 2-series or didn't see the twin kidney grilles, i honestly couldn't even tell it's a BMW. that's sad, IMO!
Hope it performs better than it looks! I'd still be interested in an M2 in a few years, assuming they redesign aspects of it during an LCI or something. Right now it looks soft and too rounded....it's lost all the sharp creases and straight edges!