Today i went to test drive a 98'M3. When I was leaving the dealership a new Z3 3.0 liter pulled out right in front of the dealership, I got right behind him and I saw him get on the gas, I know he got on it because smoke came out the exaust. We got up to about 60 mph and he let of for the stop sign. He floored it at the stop sign and so did I. I stayed right on his ass then at about 65mph I pulled around him, as soon as I got beside him he let off. I was very suprised I thought that car was supose to be faster than mine, anyway the guy was pissed and I think he worked for BMW. The M3 was fast and handled great, but the interior looked dated and the steering wheel was not adjustable, and the the steering wheel was as big as a truck wheel. Sorry for the long post. Still love my IS300, but really want a 5 speed!!!!!!!!!!