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      07-26-2019, 12:34 PM   #1
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I got interior pictures of a G80 test mule with a manual transmission

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Today I was driving home back from work when I spotted some g80 m3 with full camo. Obviously I went to have a look and found out that one of the cars was manual. So it's for sure there will be a manual version.

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      07-26-2019, 12:57 PM   #2
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Today I was driving home back from work when I spotted some g80 m3 with full camo. Obviously I went to have a look and found out that one of the cars was manual. So it's for sure there will be a manual version.
Nice!

You should've caught him few days earlier and post. It would save as headache. Lol

Nice to see 3 pedals!!!!
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no close ups of the grill?
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      07-26-2019, 02:19 PM   #4
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no close ups of the grill?
I got so excited thinking there had to be.
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      07-26-2019, 02:34 PM   #5
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That is the lamest, worst steering wheel i mean come on can you not be more creative and come up with something more sporty than that? Its just a giant block w way too many buttons on it
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OP you should've made one more picture I side.
Little to the right to see the gear shifter and see the layout.
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Hot Damn!!!

I currently have an M3 CS, which is my first non-manual in 20 years of driving. As much as I love the performance and how well the car puts power down (not losing boost when you shift makes the car feel 2x faster than my 16 F80 6MT), I miss rev matching and being fully connected to the car.
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Hugely appreciate the photos but does anyone else smell a BMW plant here... join date of today (but aware of the need for manual confirmation)... we get only the angle we need to confirm the manual (3 pedals) but the full interior layout remains hidden...

Seems they are working overtime to smooth ruffled feathers?
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That is the lamest, worst steering wheel i mean come on can you not be more creative and come up with something more sporty than that? Its just a giant block w way too many buttons on it
Yeah, honestly it's hard to beat the last gen M steering wheel and all its variations. That was a good looking wheel. This looks pretty pedestrian in comparison.
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      07-26-2019, 04:35 PM   #11
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Great to see that 6MT is back!! Just fix the ugly grilles now
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That is the lamest, worst steering wheel i mean come on can you not be more creative and come up with something more sporty than that? Its just a giant block w way too many buttons on it
Aside from the stitching it looks like all the other ones in the more regular cars. Disappointing.
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Hope they change the steering wheel
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Am I taking crazy pills or am I the only one in this thread that remembers these are test mules.
Ya but the fact that its the same wheel as in the other new M cars ... one would surmise that it makes sense this would be the production wheel. Which, if i may say, is pretty sh*tty
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Am I taking crazy pills or am I the only one in this thread that remembers these are test mules.
Ya but the fact that its the same wheel as in the other new M cars ... one would surmise that it makes sense this would be the production wheel. Which, if i may say, is pretty sh*tty
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Hope they change the steering wheel
Am I taking crazy pills or am I the only one in this thread that remembers these are test mules.
Agree, they can change it at any time.
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Am I taking crazy pills or am I the only one in this thread that remembers these are test mules.
Ya but the fact that its the same wheel as in the other new M cars ... one would surmise that it makes sense this would be the production wheel. Which, if i may say, is pretty sh*tty
Agree
Sorry but I disagree, they can just stick a new steering wheel at any time.

Besides, I do like and wish they have new steering wheel for this G80
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BMW doesn't care enough about forum users to prove they're still making a manual. The sales of manuals vs automatics prove that. Sure they make keep an eye on things to get an idea for marketing trends but that's about it.
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Ya but the fact that its the same wheel as in the other new M cars ... one would surmise that it makes sense this would be the production wheel. Which, if i may say, is pretty sh*tty
Actually, it's exactly the opposite. Test mules re-use parts from existing cars all the time.

That said, I don't see any reason why BMW would use a different wheel in the M3. Literally all M cars and M Sport cars use the same basic wheel. The M cars have some small modifications, of course, but that's it. I am surprised that people are surprised. I thought it was a forgone conclusion that the M3 would use the same wheel as the M5 and M8.
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Am I taking crazy pills or am I the only one in this thread that remembers these are test mules.
Ya but the fact that its the same wheel as in the other new M cars ... one would surmise that it makes sense this would be the production wheel. Which, if i may say, is pretty sh*tty
Oh so you're just generally shitting on anything that's not a E46 or E90
Brash assumption but no, I've own every 3 series since e36 and as a human I've just got my opinions and wishes. Not shitting on it just sayin I don't like the new M steering wheels theyve developed. There's no sport in it what so ever when u see it compared to say a flat bottom design from Audi - that's badass.
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That is the lamest, worst steering wheel i mean come on can you not be more creative and come up with something more sporty than that? Its just a giant block w way too many buttons on it
It's the same one in the F90 M5, M8 and X3M
Yes I'm well aware that's my point
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Today I was driving home back from work when I spotted some g80 m3 with full camo. Obviously I went to have a look and found out that one of the cars was manual. So it's for sure there will be a manual version.
Should've taken one for the team and ripped off the front camo and snapped photos! Jk probably going too far
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I can't think of any BMW in recent memory that's had a flat bottom steering wheel. In my opinion they are gimmicky and uncomfortable.
So I also agree that flat bottom wheels are gimmicky. However, the RS4 steering wheel just looks awesome.



Just look at the perforated leather and that beautiful sculpting. I appreciate the tastefully thin looking spokes as opposed to the chunky spokes on the BMW M wheel. It's more like the previous M3 steering wheel really.

I personally think it would be perfect if it was round, but I'd rather have the RS4 steering wheel over the current M steering wheel.

This one is nice too:

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