It looks better in person, but I agree, it's not a cohesive design. I got some looks driving around near Thermal, but I'm not sure if they were good, bad, or just confused. Fun car though. I think the rear-drive M240 is gonna be a hoot when it comes out next year.
Totally agree. I have a 2007 3 Series AWD wagon (E91), and like Eric noted, they are similar in size. The coupes are an inch larger in all dimensions except height and wheelbase. The M240 actually weighs more than my wagon, which is kind of amazing considering my wagon has 2 extra doors, a heavy hatch, and a panorama sunroof.
I wouldn't call it huge, and it's not egregiously heavier than before. We're not talking about 400 pounds here. Still, I can see how the changes you're bothered by do affect the character/demeanor of the car.