I will wait to see the real deal before I make final judgement, but the stats seem to be moving away from what I am looking for. I want the smallest BMW I can get that can still provide enough function for a daily driver. I own a 335 E92, and while I love it I actually feel it is too big. I frequently have more fun driving my wife's e46, and it even has the 325 engine. Her shorter car feels so much more agile than mine.
So now my choices are an even larger 3 series, or a smaller but kind of ugly 1 series (in my humble opinion).