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      08-12-2012, 02:51 PM   #23
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Drives: 2011 e90 M3 6MT
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Originally Posted by mapezzul View Post
Your latter commentary is what BMW has been doing in the US, making the Auto/DCT as standard and "charging" for the manual- The E92 M3 being the counter to that but the M5 make the DCT standard as far as M cars (manual a no cost option) go and it seems like the F80 will follow in its footsteps.
I'm a bit confused. Has BMW been charging for a manual as an option? When I purchased my e90 m3 the manual was a no cost option (with DCT standard), and I'm pretty sure that's the case now for the 3 series, 5 series and M cars (that have a manual).
"This is like having a house-cat thatís a bengal tiger." - Todd Deeken,, on owning an e90 m3.