I test drove a M3 6MT and I did not find anything wrong. I even went WOT from 1st to 2nd gear and nothing.
I also tend to believe its more the person driving then the actual car.
I ordered a 6MT.
Picked up via ED 9/27/2011
2011 BMW M3 Sedan Alpine White
Black Novillo Leather | Carbon Leather Trim | 6 MT | Premium Package 3 | Competition Package | Fold Down Seats | Satellite Radio | iPod/USB | Anti-Theft Alarm