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The sixth generation 3 series, chassis code F30. 2013 model year 328i and 335i sedans now in production. Read the F30 frequently asked question thread for all your basic question and dive into all the details in the ultimate F30 information thread.

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Old 02-18-2013, 02:00 PM
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Shifter difference

I haven't seen a thread on this, but apologies if it's been addressed.

I am looking at a manual transmission 328 in M Sport or Sportline versus a 320 with the "Sport package." I'm leaning towards the M Sport, primarily because I like the EB, wheels, and steering wheel better. Still haven't driven a 320 (obviously). But if the online build tool at BMWUSA is accurate, the Sportline with Al interior and the 320 with sport package both upgrade the shifter from plain black to a kind of half black/half silver that I think looks much sharper.

Is this true? Seems like a peculiar thing to punish the M Sport people with the nicer hexagon Al interior by giving them plain black rubber shifters.

And sorry, I can't figure out how to put in a picture of what I'm talking about.
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Old 02-18-2013, 02:39 PM
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The M-Sport shift knob is weighted, it shifts much better than the non weighted two-tone shift knob of the other model lines.
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The M-Sport shift knob is weighted, it shifts much better than the non weighted two-tone shift knob of the other model lines.
Interesting. I guess that's one problem with the lack of manual transmissions to test drive against each other.
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