Went for a drive with a good buddy of mine who has an A4 (quattro) and a Toyota Caldina (which has a 2l Turbo for u guys who don't know the car).
Few comments he provided, He was very impressed with the power it delivered as and when you needed it. He also mentioned that it has more torque than his 2 cars which I found surprising. I also asked him if he found the M Sport suspensions too stiff, answer was negative he found it very confortable in fact. To sum it up , he will be on the lookout for one soon =)
I think BMW did a very good job with the 3 series this time around.