As I said, "wow!" It's one hot ride. The car seemed significantly faster than the 335i coupes I have driven but it seemed to develop its power in a nonlinear fashion, coming on really strong after about 3000 rpm. It was a bit unnerving for me, perhaps because I was not familiar with the car. I also did a full throttle launch from a standing start with the DCT in automatic mode. The wheels spun just slightly then hooked up. The tach ran right to the redline and the DCT shifted up crisply and decisively. Again a bit unnerving, not knowing whether it would run past redline. Maybe I'm just getting old (of course I am) or maybe it is just my unfamiliarity with the car but I can't imagine ever exploiting all this performance in everyday driving. The other negative factor is the exhaust note. This is not a quiet car - even at startup it is loud. Push down on the accelerator at normal highway speed and you get growl at partial throttle; at full throttle it turns into a wild animal snarl. This car has a raw meat side to it, almost approaching nastiness and well on the other side of lawlessness. Am I imagining all this? I would like to hear the reaction of others who have driven both the 335is and the 335i. I'm just about convinced that I should go with a 335i coupe, maybe with the M package. Still, I have to admit, I really like the DCT. It's the first "automatic" in forty years that I like.