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Lets keep this fun, that is my goal.

1) Keeps your left leg from wasting away.

2) Builds muscles in the right arm.

3) It's fun!!!

4) No throttle lag.

5) Less complicated.

6) Better looking console.

7) More fun.

8) Way more fun!
 

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The left leg can definitely find usage on 8AT, e.g. left foot braking!

The turbo spooling with 6MT can require some retraining, BMW seems to recognize that too by making rev match standard on 6MT on LCI(and cannot be disabled).

The 6MT(even with hill assist and rev match) is indeed less complicated than 8AT, but the mechatronics does provide its fun factors esp. in manual mode, so there are pros and cons. :)
 

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Lets keep this fun, that is my goal.

1) Keeps your left leg from wasting away.

2) Builds muscles in the right arm.

3) It's fun!!!

4) No throttle lag.

5) Less complicated.

6) Better looking console.

7) More fun.

8) Way more fun!

I think you should continue buying MTs until you get good at driving one.

Don't be discouraged it will probably happen eventually.

:bigpimp:
 

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The left leg can definitely find usage on 8AT, e.g. left foot braking!

The turbo spooling with 6MT can require some retraining, BMW seems to recognize that too by making rev match standard on 6MT on LCI(and cannot be disabled).

The 6MT(even with hill assist and rev match) is indeed less complicated than 8AT, but the mechatronics does provide its fun factors esp. in manual mode, so there are pros and cons. :)
A rev matching MT is properly termed an SMT (Semi Manual Transmission).


Are we having fun yet? :dunno:
 

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And it sucks that one has to wait 2 seconds before rocking the 6MT on an incline(and also cannot be disabled). :p
I was seriously considering an MT on the M4 until I test drove one. I absolutely hated the auto rev matching.
 

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I find that in everyday city driving, I drive more economically with a manual. With an automatic, the temptation is too great to floor it and step on the brakes.
 

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And it sucks that one has to wait 2 seconds before rocking the 6MT on an incline(and also cannot be disabled). :p
There's a way to get the drive-off assistance to release in less than 2 seconds but for the life of me, I can't recall it. I think perhaps the trick is to release the clutch pedal just to the bite point, then de-clutch again.

On topic:
9) The 6MT ignites more flamewars than an AT. :angel: (Sort of a subset of #8 "Way more fun" but noteworthy on its own.)
 

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I find that in everyday city driving, I drive more economically with a manual. With an automatic, the temptation is too great to floor it and step on the brakes.
Economical does not factor much into how I drive my BMW, if it did I wouldn't drive a BMW. :D
 

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Lets keep this fun, that is my goal.

1) Keeps your left leg from wasting away.
This is a joke, right? BMW's hydraulic clutch is so lite as to be unnoticeable. They are fun though if nothing else.
 

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1. keeps me from falling asleep
2. slowing down is SO much fun... practicing rev matches
3. just love the feeling of shifting
 
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