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      01-13-2012, 08:43 AM   #37
gsrbri
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Drives: E90 M3
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Boston, MA

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2011 6MT
Daily Driver & track days
80% highway / 20% city
5,800 miles

Track: 5-6 mpg (devoured a 1/4 tank at NHMS in one lapping session)
Overall: 17-18 mpg

I drive the car mostly on the faster side. Honestly, it needs a 7th gear for the manual trans (a la new Porsche 911). Not sure why the M-DCT w/another gear isn't better on gas?

Let's face it - the car was designed for performance w/out much concern for mileage. That's shifted now w/the move toward smaller engines and turbos. However, there's nothing like having a screaming V-8 in a small car. To echo a reaction from my coworker "That car has a V-8? That's awesome." I agree with him. It's awesome.
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