Originally Posted by JD3
The post above is a great point. Last night I was thinking, why do I love this car so much, what separates it? I realized it's the DCT. This engine needs to be shifted...a lot...to maximize it. The gears are very closely spaced to and it doesn't wake up until it's above 4K rpm. I'm sure having 6 speeds in the MT helps a little bit, but to me this DCT is the perfect match for this engine.
I remember saying that back in the day when I got my E46 smg M3.