I headed up to CarsNCoffee this weekend and experienced a ton of insane motors first hand, the RS5, R8 GT, Hennessy Venom GT, F458 Spyder, Fiat Multipla and then a red C63 AMG Coupe rolled in and my brain started working, started considering the stupid lease rate currently offered ($699/mo), that 6.3L V8, the interior. About the only thing that held me back is the fuel economy, something around 14mpg combined.
Then I caught wind of the new 335i Hybrid (or Activestupidrediculouslylongnameddynamicsthreeseri eswithhybrid). 100 more HP than the R. a second quicker to sixty. DOUBLE the combined fuel economy. DOUBLE. and the cinfigurator's live.
any who, how many of you old timer stalwarts of the MkV forum are looking to keep the R until it croaks and how may are starting to feel the tugs of the likes of the C63 AMG Coupe, 335i Hybrid, et-al that seem to provide decidedly different yet decidedly alluring options. The promise of a car payment free life for the first time in five years is pretty tempting... but so is the conflation of speed and fuel economy on the very near horizon.