Tuesday, March 4, 2008

M3 Convertible Debuts at Geneva Auto Show

From Jalopnik: "The sleek and speedy vert has been unveiled after a long rumor mill process and the swiftly shifting hardtop is here to show the goods. While it gets 100% of all the things that make the M3 on it's own a fun little toy, the thing we noticed the most will be the something the golf playing lawyers who buy them."

Not much different here except the amazing new V8 in the M3. One changes is the upcoming M-DCT (dual clutch transmission) that's basically an automated manual that uses two clutches for inhumanly quick shifts.

I was really hoping for a rear spoiler option made available by the new M3 convertible, but the show car has no spoiler. Oh well, guess the limited options that exist continue to remain well... limited.

more images and information from Jalopnik

2 comments:

Jon said...

um, no. The automatic shifter is nothing like the one that debuted on the X5. There isn't even an option for an automatic.

What you're referring to is the new M-DCT (dual clutch transmission) that's basically an automated manual that uses two clutches for inhumanly quick shifts. The one in the X5 is a normal steptronic that uses an electronic shifter. There is a huge, huge difference. The shifters themselves are different shapes and have different looks.

You're right about the spoiler tho, it's weird how BMW wouldn't include a lip spoiler like the one the coupe has...

Christopher said...

Thanks for the correction Jon. I just read some stuff about the new M-DCT transmission. Sounds very interesting.