Originally Posted by RPM90
I believe that the "short shifter" you are referring to is the revised manual that any 3 with a MT will get. IOW, ALL MT cars will have the revised manual trans that has a shortened shifter.
Are you sure?
the M Sport package includes the M leather steering wheel with multifunction including short-shifter gear lever (for manual transmission) in soft leather nappa with M emblem and sports seats.
That is from the description of the M Sport on BMW.com. There is no mention of a short shifter for the Sport Line.