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 |  Dec 12 2013, 8:02 AM

10. Manual Transmission with Throttle Blipping

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Now that the 2015 BMW M3 and M4 have been officially revealed, the German automaker has released full details on the next-generation of its popular sports cars. So if you’re looking for all the details on the M3 and M4, you’ve come to the right place. Here are the top 10 facts you need to know on the all-new M3 and M4.

Hardcore BMW enthusiasts are grateful that the manual transmission does exist for the new-generation M3 and M4 models and this time around, the six-speed comes with throttle blipping. The transmission features a double-plate clutch which is considered more compact than its predecessor and is 26.4 lbs lighter. To increase shifting comfort, the German automaker has given the manual transmission new carbon friction lining in its synchronizer rings. But it’s the throttle blipping that owners will look forward to helping improve the smoothness of the transmission and enhancing stability. Throttle blipping was previously only available on M3 models with a M-DCT.

  • Alfie

    Sick! So glad to hear the stick shift lives on!!!

  • Mark

    Serious DROOL material indeed….

  • DarknessFinger

    2015? I thought it was 2014 before