There’s a great line in Ronin where DeNiro’s character (Sam) asks Natacha McElhone’s character (Deirdre) how she came to be there. Her response is “a wealthy scoundrel seduced and betrayed me.”
I recently spent a week with the 2015 BMW M4 and now fully understand just what that means. Seduced, by the sheer brilliance of the car, and betrayed by an uncomfortable realization about the future of performance vehicles.
[Full disclosure: I own and drive an old BMW regularly. The next car I buy will be a BMW, and I used to oversee a couple of regional newsletters for the BMW Car Club of America. However, I am not a brand loyalist, as my extensive histories with Ford, Jaguar and VW can attest.]