This is great news, though I don't know why it took BMW so long to greenlight this. The company has really taken on a very conservative and risk-averse strategy this decade, and has been following Audi and MB to the market in a lot of segments instead of leading in or even creating those segments themselves.
Current: '09 E92 M3 | Space Gray, Black Novillo, Carbon Leather | ZTP 2MK ZPP 2MT 6FL | link 1 / link 2
Mods: M Performance exhaust | ZCP suspension retrofit | Euro airbox | LCI Euro taillights | Style 359M wheels | CRT lip | BMW Performance: Mk. II spoiler / Mk. II non-electronic steering wheel / mirror caps / front grilles / side gills / intake louvers / emblem | OEM alarm retrofit | Space Gray bumper plugs
Gone: '01 "AP2" Honda S2000, '97 Ford Probe GT