07-01-2011, 03:08 PM #226
07-01-2011, 03:16 PM #227
Some people wouldn't agree that a DCT would be putting it closer to the best "M" car they could make.
If this were only about laptimes then they should quit selling these pigs with interiors and sound insulation and such....
Some people take this "M"otorsport thing way too seriously.... sorry but your M3 is not a race car, although sure you can use it to compete, just like anything else.....
07-01-2011, 03:27 PM #228
07-01-2011, 04:04 PM #229
07-01-2011, 04:07 PM #230
07-01-2011, 04:23 PM #231
I agree about it being an option, I love options, and I would opt for the manual.
You even just mentioned marketing. They market their M cars by having some simularities to their motorsport vehicles. The 1M has all the M3 competion suspension and drive-train parts, and even a heat exchanger just for the 6-speed, so they market it as an M car, which makes sense.
Your block is about the only thing the same as the M3 race car, engine-wise. All the internals, even the crank, is changed for the street version. Who's to say that Direct Injection or their turbocharging experience wasn't derived from motorsports?
Anyway, the 1M isn't trying to be a race car, it's just a cool car that I want to and can realisticly own.
07-01-2011, 04:55 PM #232