Nice pics and write up. You and your dad did the trip right taking over 2 weeks off. Lemans right?
I just took delivery of my Lemans Blue E90 (also ordered from Steve Thomas) last week and felt rushed only being there 6 days.
I agree with your points on the DCT (esp about the DCT stumbling at slower speeds). I chose it over the 6MT for the same reasons. The shifter just didn't feel right IMO.
How long did it take from dropping your car off in Munich to clearing customs?
2015 M5 Imperial Blue
/ Individual Amaro Brown
/ Individual Piano Black Trim
/ Executive Package/ 20" 343 Wheels --> 12/1/14 ED Pickup