Originally Posted by Remonster
Do you really drive around like that all day?
Not at all. I think you may have inadvertently failed to consider the context of my post as established by the one I replied to. If you have a chance, you may wish to go back and reread.
Neither an M3 nor a 335is will accelerate well from 40mph in 5th or 6th gears. It can be done in either car (or any car, really), but its not the most effective use of the engine and gearbox.