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      07-08-2019, 06:29 AM   #17

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Originally Posted by dakine_surf View Post
The loss of manual transmission across the lineup is pretty disappointing... I get that people in NA don't actually buy many, but BMW has a base of customers who are enthusiasts unlike any brand.

I know the auto is faster, smoother, has more gears and for most average drivers is the better choice. But I grew up with manual BMWs, I got my license all those years ago in a manual e36 M3. I live in the EU part time and It's hard to think of myself as the minority when all I see are 3 pedal cars over here. If they make them for EU, why not let NA customers take ED of manual cars. I get not shipping 3 pedal cars to sit on lots and showrooms, but ordering and taking ED is a different story.
Yep - the past F30 in 330i trim with manual, slicktop, with M-sport Package was a nice combo for a fun cheap lower maintenance daliy driver.