Yes, we ask for lighter more performance oriented cars then we buy them loaded and gripe exhaust drone, missing vanity lights, no automatic. There are many hard core guys out there but many were priced out again. If you look at all the M cars out there 90-95% are loaded. If you watch Dr Z introduce the 1M he says that he thinks most will be ordered bare bones. He was wrong and he is gone. Now BMW will build not what a few want but what the masses actually buy. If you want a low frills lightweight rear drive car scion and Subaru are cleaning up with their FR-S / BRZ. So much for Zeglers vision of bringing a younger crowd to to the M line.
He is still my hero though... He tried his best and I thank him for my 1M which as I said before will probably be the coolest old-school M car for me.