Originally Posted by mloyelo
The dealers do not seem to have the best knowledge IMHO. Everything that I have read over the past 18 months indicates that the new M3 will come in a seven speed SMG as standard, with a six speed manual as an option (not sure if it's a free option or not). I would be very surprised if they removed the manual transmission altogether as they would like lose lots of folks like yourself that are old-school diehards.
Driving an SMG is not very fun... On the race track I would definitely recommend.... For me, 6-speed manual.... Beware of what you ask for because you may get it......