Woof, no thank you. I was out in my 2011 M3 (e92) and stopped by a local BMW dealer to see what interesting vehicles were on the lot. Aside from the M2 (which is what I'd buy if I needed a new BMW right now), M5, and even the X3M, I am growing to really dislike the styling of BMW's lineup. The new 4 series is no exception. I've seen some pics of what appears to be some more base model versions and lines/blobs are terrible. It reminds me of the new 8 series, which I don't find to be all that great looking in any form---saw one yesterday at the dealer and it was a fairly base car. It just looked so cheap. And BMW's removal of a manual from their cars is a big disappointment. And that's not even getting into price. I get that time goes on and everything gets more expensive, but $60k for regular 3/4 series without all of the options?
I love my M3 for what it is, but it will be my first and last BMW. Nissan has a great opportunity to put something together that reinvigorates the brand. I walked the local Nissan dealer lot as well and frankly, they're not putting out anything terribly exciting or interesting either. Unlike BMW, Nissan has an opportunity to surprise everyone with something special (relatively speaking) for the Z. I'm more exciting for the Z at the current time than almost any other car that's close to coming to market. The exception is the Porsche Cayman GTS 4.0.
I can't see considering an upcoming 4 series and a Z. It's the Z only for me.