Originally Posted by conradb
Clarkson definitely makes great points about supercars and the like. Heck, even my M3 would take some effort to reach any limits on the streets (before the cops catch you soon after). I do take my M to the track where I do see most of its limits, but I go to the track maybe 0.2% of my total drive time of the vehicle.
When I take cars to the track, I just want to bring out the potential in the car I drive. I don't really care if other cars are faster. The 116i is fast enough for me, but has one annoying feature for sporty use. I can't seem to combine Sport mode (fastest possible throttle response) with disabled stability control. I guess the M135i shares this nuisance, along with the F30-family.
If BMW wants to, they can easily fix this in a software upgrade...