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      07-28-2010, 05:51 PM   #55
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Drives: '13 M3
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Originally Posted by Jazzman View Post
I attended the 1 day M course in Greenville, SC, where we drove M3s/M5s/M6s. The latter two had SMG trannys and the former had the DCT tranny. I personally like the M3 best. I thought the V8 sounded better than the V10s. I also don't like the SMG. Compared to the DCT, which shifts very quickly, it feels like you're breaking the tranny every time you shift. I have an M3/DCT, but had never driven the SMG tranny. I guess I should have driven BEFORE trying to keep a $80K vehicle on the road, while being screamed at by driving course instructors.
Drove the M6 at M School also, and compared to the M5/M3 is just wasn't fun or enjoyable around a track, and as a GT car a regular 650i can do the cruise/long distance thing just as well, and sounds pretty good. I don't see the need for the M6.

Current: '13 E92 M3 Euro Delivery
Wife's: E36 M3
Gone: E86 M Coupe; E30 M3, E39 M5