Originally Posted by chsbmw
How does the shifter feel? Nice short throws?
Having sat in a 328i sport manual in Detroit, I can say that the shifter is light and slipped into every gear back and forth. The throws are definitely shorter than my M5, but I haven't driven an E90 manual (except for an M3), so I don't know how it compares to that, perhaps a little shorter. Very nice fit, finish and feel throughout, got me itching to switch to a 3..
Exterior styling is a win.
As far as interior styling goes, I am a little bit at odds with a few things, like the Ipad meteor on the top of the dash, the asymmetrical hang down section (no vertical line next to your right knee as on the other side) and the hollow area between the lower section of the hang down and the tunnel - this makes it look like an old American car that sits three abreast with a column shifter... I know I am exaggerating, though. If I had influence over the styling, I would have wanted something a little more reserved like a 5 series layout, rather than modern.
Overall, I like it, add that to the want list.