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      12-15-2011, 04:23 PM   #31
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Originally Posted by Ateam View Post
I wouldn't say its a strong and responsive engine at cruise...Not tall enough for decent gas savings but not short enough to be useable
Keep in mind, BMW isn't just tuning the M3's gearing for the US, a fact that seems to escape some here. At typical US highway speeds, 7th may not be as usable, but I recall it being fairly usable at typical autobahn speeds, at least in the unlimited sections.
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