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      01-10-2017, 07:02 PM   #5

Drives: 2017 M2
Join Date: Dec 2015
Location: NYC

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Originally Posted by tomwac View Post
The title sounds maybe a bit silly, but I'm on the verge of ordering an M2. I have all the options figured out but can't decide on the transmission. I test drove the DCT but there is no 6MT to be found for a test drive. This will be my wife's car and I know, as a daily, DCT is easier, but I keep reading the rave reviews on the 6MT and just don't want to make a mistake. As it will also be my occasional trackway car (just 1, 2 times a year and some 'ring laps) I just wonder what the performance difference is. I'm quite familiar with DCT as my F83 has it, but I don't know how the 6MT feels on the M2, what the driving experience is. When I put my F83 in sport/sport+ and crank up de DCT setting, all this drama awakens, which makes the car sharp and aggressive, the exhaust burbles and crackles... as the M2 does not have the DCT custom settings, the choice gets even thougher... Is the shifter as precise as, say, GT4, or is it just like a 'normal' 2 series? Short throws? Does the exhaust note change, I read that the car gets too aggressive in sport? Any thoughts are welcome
i would say the manual is about as far from a gt4 as you can get, the clutch is kind of heavy with the gt4 and the throw is short and crisp (not rubbery). rev matching is disabled by default in the gt4 and can be enabled in any traction control setting.

the clutch in the m2 is extremely light, the throw is longer and there's more play and rubbery feel to the engagement. rev matching is only disabled w/ traction control. the manual in the m2 is good, but very different than the gt4.