I have had 3 RWD BMWs in a row, presently a previous generation 340i Touring. Personally, I am not considering an undriven i4 e40 simply because of the instant torque in RWD… However, my 450Nm 340i is nicely drivable, even with narrow winter tyres fitted. Previously I had a 330d with what I seem to remember was 550Nm and this was very tail happy, especially in winter with the lumpier diesel power and associated lag could unexpectedly kick out. The present generation 30d’s and 40i‘s are more powerful and torquey and AWD only in the UK.Sure, it will still feel like a real BMW and by that, I mean a BMW with power on the back wheels, not like the 1, 2, X1, X2 series.
I had a BMW back between 2007 and 2010 and it was so much fun. Then I got a Passat CC because the BMW was exceeded the lease budget. And later on (now) I got the Audi A4 Quattro. Now I'm back at the end of my contract (even past it for more than a year), hence my new choice: back to BMW