Originally Posted by drvai
How's the 8-speed?
Is it really quick or just a glorified auto?
How about the difference in power with the M3.?
Love the Sport 8SPD Shifts amazingly fast, and has a slight burp inbetween shifts, kinda like a ferrari does when you upshift under WOT.
I had a 6Spd manual in the M3 and i have to say for me to go to an automatic took a lot of convincing!
The main factor that put me towards the auto was that in Sport + mode it acts as a fully manual transmission and won't upshift until you hit the paddle, it will sit there on the rev limiter.
The torque is there like the M3, but top end isn't the same...