I knew something had changed a couple years ago when the new 3-series started winning comparison tests against the ATS only because of superior trunk room and rear-seat space. Spoilers below...

The new M3 wins the comparison, and the writers do enjoy driving it (light makes right), but it loses out to the ATS-V in steering feel, brake feel, handling, ride, and “fun to drive”. Interior styling, rear seat room and comfort and fuel economy help the F80 to take the win on points over the AMG (2nd) and ATS-V (3rd).

If the rumors are true about the ATS-V getting another trim line with the previous Z06’s V8, I might end up in a Cadillac before too long. Or an SS...

Scan - and F80 owner comments - are here: http://f80.bimmerpost.com/forums/showthr…