BTW, did you guys see the latest comparo in the C&D magazine. The new 5er was last going against Infinity and the A6. I tend to agree with what was written, in terms of things that bothered the writers would bother me. I am happy they mentioned the fact that 5er's fender and bumper would cave in at a slighter push. This was my biggest problem with the E92. They also mentioned the overall numbed out feeling they have with the car.
My worry is that the F3X is following this trend.
I think BMW is loosing touch with its original philosophy pretty rapidly. At this point the engine tech is what they have going for them.