Originally Posted by leveraged sellout
I completely understand your logic here.
If one intends to modify the M235i makes a lot of sense especially if you value fun factor.
The M235i is artificially limited by BMW, we know this. They charge you to unlock it (only to a degree) with their M Performance Parts.
The CLA45 AMG is probably not going to be nearly as much fun to drive but it's a hell of a drag racer with the all wheel drive and DCT. I prefer its styling as it is more progressive but this is as subjective point. "