I like the look of the E46 M3. I actually appreciate Chris Bangle's designs. Not that you cannot hold both opnions, but you realize these are mutually exclusive? The E46 is a late 90's design that came well before Bangle was promoted up. The first design to be put into production under his reign was the E65/66 7-series around 2001 or so. That said, the E46 is a beautiful car. The E36 and E30 are also beautiful. From what I've seen of the 3 series and the conceptuals/spyshots, I don't think the new E9x M3 will do the previous cars justice.