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Old 01-20-2013, 06:51 AM   #9
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Yeah I agree that the DSG would be another advantage there. Not as 'raw' a driving experience but quicker through the gears. Could see from the vid that at each gearchange the M lost some of the gains it was making within each gear. YMOAMG also seemed to upshift into 2nd really early. I've noticed with all the bimmers I've had that it has been necessary to rev 1st right out in order to land 2nd in the 'sweet spot', the way the gearing and torque characteristics of the engine are. I would expect the S54 to be a lot better than my non-Ms in that department but the M3 has always had a more 'peaky' motor compared to say a V8 with similar 0-100 performance. Makes it more exciting to drive IMO cos it pulls at the top end instead of running out of breath, but means you've gotta work that much harder off the line.

OT, seems like that will change with the new F30M or whatever it's going to be called.

In the end it's still just a Golf. And a bright yellow one a that
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