Wtf? BMW's entire marketing line is "The ultimate driving machine". How is it NOT a sports car? Every BMW they have EVER made has been in some way a Sports Car, from the 116i to the 760iL, they have all been engineered with a measure of "sports" and "driving". Otherwise we would be driving Mercedes A-Class and S-Class (etc.), which are soggy buckets. Why do you think they refused to use FWD for so long?
It's like I had a guy at the local BMW Stealership try to tell me my Transmission was not designed to be driven in SPORTS mode because its not a sports car, that it was a luxury cruising car. Say wha..?