Alas, I did land a fully-loaded 1M by virtue of circumstance. One dropped in my lap on a dealership showroom floor. I couldn't just let it go. I put it to fate as being the one I was destined to own.
Although, it wasn't a stripper as I was originally looking for, it was nice to jump right in and hit the start button with Comfort Access and have all of the bells and whistles that I have grown accustomed to in my M3.
I don't have any regrets on the specs on my M3, it was what I wanted at the time. And now it just isn't what I want anymore. If I couldn't land the 1M, I would have certainly gone for another M3 with 6MT.
Ultimately, the switch to manual is the most significant change with which I am very happy.
2011 1 Series M Coupe VO M3 vs 1M Comparo Review
2011 M3 E90 DCT ZCP (sold) * 2010 335i Sedan (sold)
2005 M3 Convertible (sold) * 2003 325i Sedan (sold)
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