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      08-12-2012, 10:54 PM   #24
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Originally Posted by doc19 View Post
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).
No, that's not what we're saying. BMW has never charged for the manual box. However, if you make it a no-charge option, then, in effect, you're being charged extra since you're paying for the DCT but "only" getting the manual.