yeah brien...I just saw the video of the E46 HARTGE (400 HP V8 engine) vs. the E46 M3 (333 HP i6) vs. the E46 ALPINA B3 (280 HP i6)
And the M3 smoked em.
The Hartage was technically the fastest, but it was almost impossible to control and stabilize. The ALPINA had the most points for styling, suspension comfort, and handling was superb but it was the slowest and the suspension was said to be too soft. The M3 had everything...the best of both cars; style and power!
The Hartage was too much-like a Frankenstien E46....ugh! The M3 was awesome!!!!
but I'm an ALPINA man at heart that B3 sounded cleaner that it looked!!!