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Revised M3/M4 Manual Transmission

Post by Standardshifter » Mon Jan 27, 2014 2:13 pm

http://www.bmwblog.com/2014/01/27/cool-photos-bmw-m4/
"Manual transmission is based on the BMW 1M and it’s 12 kg lighter than the gearbox found in previous E90 / E92 M3. It uses a twin blade clutch and upgraded oil system. If one orders the manual transmission instead of dual clutch gearbox, it will also save 25 kg (55 lbs). The new feature on the manual transmission, automatic rev matching, is only enabled in Sport and Comfort driving mode, but disabled in Sport+ mode."

Looks like automatic rev matching is catching on. What do you think about the feature?
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Re: Revised M3/M4 Manual Transmission

Post by RITmusic2k » Mon Jan 27, 2014 2:28 pm

I think it's good from a manufacturer's standpoint - many drivers out there don't bother to learn these techniques, and if it's something that will keep transmissions in better condition for more of the car's life, it helps the company's bottom line down the road.

As long as it's always defeatable, which in this case it seems to be, then I don't see anything wrong for the end user...

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Re: Revised M3/M4 Manual Transmission

Post by Squint » Mon Jan 27, 2014 2:38 pm

RITmusic2k wrote:I think it's good from a manufacturer's standpoint - many drivers out there don't bother to learn these techniques, and if it's something that will keep transmissions in better condition for more of the car's life, it helps the company's bottom line down the road.

As long as it's always defeatable, which in this case it seems to be, then I don't see anything wrong for the end user...
Would you just always drive in Sport mode?
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Re: Revised M3/M4 Manual Transmission

Post by Shadow » Mon Jan 27, 2014 11:24 pm

Hmm...beat you to it, but for whatever reason, no responses in my thread:

http://www.standardshift.com/forum/view ... 10&t=19673
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Re: Revised M3/M4 Manual Transmission

Post by Squint » Tue Jan 28, 2014 9:51 am

Shadow wrote:Hmm...beat you to it, but for whatever reason, no responses in my thread:

http://www.standardshift.com/forum/view ... 10&t=19673
If other people browse this like I do, I probably just saw the newer one first because I start at the top and work my way down in each subforum...
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Re: Revised M3/M4 Manual Transmission

Post by theholycow » Tue Jan 28, 2014 10:06 am

Squint wrote:If other people browse this like I do, I probably just saw the newer one first because I start at the top and work my way down in each subforum...
I use View unread posts. There's not enough traffic on this site that I need to break it up into sub-forums.
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Re: Revised M3/M4 Manual Transmission

Post by ClutchDisc » Tue Jan 28, 2014 10:24 am

I always use "view active topics" and then I can see all the new threads and posts....somehow I never saw Shadow's thread until he pointed it out though..Image
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Post by theholycow » Tue Jan 28, 2014 11:24 am

ClutchDisc wrote:I always use "view active topics" and then I can see all the new threads and posts....somehow I never saw Shadow's thread until he pointed it out though..Image
I used to use that but then it broke and started missing a few threads here and there. That's when I switched to unread posts, that one never misses (and never shows me anything I've already read).
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Re: Revised M3/M4 Manual Transmission

Post by Squint » Tue Jan 28, 2014 12:42 pm

theholycow wrote:
ClutchDisc wrote:I always use "view active topics" and then I can see all the new threads and posts....somehow I never saw Shadow's thread until he pointed it out though..Image
I used to use that but then it broke and started missing a few threads here and there. That's when I switched to unread posts, that one never misses (and never shows me anything I've already read).
Does it show the posts to you exactly where you left off? That's one downside of just using the subforums - I occasionally have to guess which page of the Never-ending-thread that I last saw.
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Re: Revised M3/M4 Manual Transmission

Post by theholycow » Tue Jan 28, 2014 1:13 pm

Squint wrote:Does it show the posts to you exactly where you left off? That's one downside of just using the subforums - I occasionally have to guess which page of the Never-ending-thread that I last saw.
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Re: Revised M3/M4 Manual Transmission

Post by Squint » Tue Jan 28, 2014 2:47 pm

theholycow wrote:
Squint wrote:Does it show the posts to you exactly where you left off? That's one downside of just using the subforums - I occasionally have to guess which page of the Never-ending-thread that I last saw.
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Re: Revised M3/M4 Manual Transmission

Post by Shadow » Thu Jan 30, 2014 8:47 pm

theholycow wrote:
Squint wrote:If other people browse this like I do, I probably just saw the newer one first because I start at the top and work my way down in each subforum...
I use View unread posts. There's not enough traffic on this site that I need to break it up into sub-forums.
That's exactly what I do. This site is pretty light on traffic, so that's what always works best for me.
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