I have not seen mutch on this topic and I risk being called a prick-of-a-driver, but here goes anyway... I've recently been noticing that when I approach a lane of traffic that I need to merge into (and probably should have merged a while back) that the 3 is like a precision scalpel for inserting itself in an available gap. Not only does it instantly accelerate into the gap, but lifting the pedal returns instant regenerative braking to knock off some of that speed that was so quickly generated. It is amazingly capable of this task and the other guys just can't stand a chance. Maybe it's just an LA thing, but I just thought I'd share my experience. Love this car!