First things first. Beautiful car. Especially with the 19 inch wheels. It is a very solid feeling car. Like a Benz. Of course you can translate that to mean heavy. It is a hulking beast. Broad and wide shouldered in person. All of the interior is typical high quality BMW. I have an M3 convertible and a 355 spider so I will compare it to them. The 6 was very smooth and refined. A good bit more than the M3. Smoother on the road. The dealer said the optional sport package would make it feel more like an M3. My preference. The steering was not as fast as the M3 nor was the car in general. It was no slouch though. I drove the automatic and it moved pretty well. I flung it around a couple of corners with the traction control off and it understeered predictably. Scared the **** out of the salesman. With the 6 speed I could have induced pretty good oversteer i'm sure. The I drive will be a pain in the ass I am sure. Need to be an M6 and it will be a great car. Another 150 horses and it wil be perfect. Over all it is a beautiful car of high quality, just a little too Benz like. So I promptly came home and drove my 355 on this sunny day.