Originally Posted by peeti
While my situation is unique - the need. The feeling of not needing a stick shift is not. I can finally agree that MT is an antiquated technology and we've been holding on because of our emotional attachment.
If you're on the fence, go drive one and you'll soon join the supposed "dark side."
I think it would be stupid if BMW decided to ignore its potential customer base and stick with MTs because that's "pure". Your situation is a great example of this. But I hope that M continues to offer MT's.
Originally Posted by STi_traitor
I did notice for drifting events DCT is the way to go, never had to remove my hands from the wheel.
The most important this is that I can talk on my phone, drink my Monster and drive all at the same time with DCT. Just kidding!
Actually, no. Its a PIA for drifting. Clutch kick? No. Only option is to give it a bootfull which, at least for a drifting noob, is not the best option.