One can sense that the latest bimmers are Designed in two ways.
A truley great looking car as the M3, with the M Sterring wheel, and all the cool bits.
As opposed to the standard stuff, which are getting more and more bland, next to older generations.
Which lead to, an increased attention to choose the right colours and packages, and my guess, more money in accesories and equipment.
Wrong speced bimmers with wrong colours... Reminds me of Audi, boring and bland imo!
3 series: E30: 89 325i, E36: 92 325iC, 94 320iC, 96 320i Convertible, 94 320iaC, E46: 99 320ia, E90: 06 318i Le mans, E91: 07 318dt
5 series: E39: 97 520ia, 01 530Dat, E61: 09 520Dat
X series: E83 05 X3 2.0d, E84 10' X1 2.0 X-drive DA, F25 13' 2.0da X-drive.