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      11-12-2011, 01:45 PM   #4
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Originally Posted by gthal View Post
The 6MT in the M3 is less than wonderful in a variety of ways. Not just the clutch engagement but also notchiness and grinding in 1st to 2nd shifts. For everything that the car does so damn well, it always surprised me how BMW implemented the 6MT. Just drive a Porsche for 15 minutes and you will know exactly how a manual tranny should be implemented. One of my few complaints about the car as well.

This isn't to say the 6MT is a "bad" 6MT as much as it is me saying it is NOT up to the same standard as the rest of the car

IMO, if BMW is going to offer a 6MT they should offer one that performs like you find in a Porsche... now that is a 6MT to enjoy.
I actually like NOT LOVE the sticks movement through the gates. I know I'm in the minority on that but the clutch feel is almost unforgiveable.
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2014 Whiteout Toyota GT-86 6mt(Sold 05/23/15)
2011 Alpine White BMW M3 6mt ZCP Coupe(forced retirement 06/06/14)
2008 Alpine White BMW 328i 6mt Coupe(retired 06/21/11