M140i manual gear box and the gear change

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Re: M140i manual gear box and the gear change

Post by CJ92 » Tue Nov 14, 2017 11:21 pm

Samp4856 wrote:
Tue Nov 14, 2017 7:00 pm
also interested to know if there is a short shifter out there for the m140i belive it or not ive just done a deal to trade in my M2 DCT for an m140i manual as i hate the DCT box!
How long have you had the M2, what is it about the DCT you don't like..
Just another 1series. :)

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Re: M140i manual gear box and the gear change

Post by Samp4856 » Wed Nov 15, 2017 8:01 am

CJ92 wrote:
Tue Nov 14, 2017 11:21 pm
Samp4856 wrote:
Tue Nov 14, 2017 7:00 pm
also interested to know if there is a short shifter out there for the m140i belive it or not ive just done a deal to trade in my M2 DCT for an m140i manual as i hate the DCT box!
How long have you had the M2, what is it about the DCT you don't like..
On the track the dct is amazing, and on the road when your thrashing it again it’s amazing, however day to dat driving and monuvering around small villages with lots of speed bumps etc that I do a lot of it’s just horrific lol, I had the 8speed auto m140 before and loved it, I got that new in March this year, in Aug this year I got the m2 as a ex demo from Bmw with about 1,500 miles on the clock, if I were to have the m2 as a track car I’d keep it, but with in the 1st month it had done a set of tyres and 2 sets of pads, and weirdly it just didn’t feel that special over the m140, it’s not really any faster on the road, and to me it’s not worth the extra money I’m spending on the monthly payments, insurance and fuel, besides I have my mx5 for track use, the m140 is just going to be something that I enjoy driving during the week, sadly I think if id of got a manual m2 id I’d loved it and kept it long term.

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M140i manual gear box and the gear change

Post by godzilla » Wed Nov 15, 2017 8:14 am

See my most recent video. The manual gearshift is immeasurably improved by fitting the gorgeous M Performance gearknob, believe it or not. As it’s shorter, slimmer and firmer than the standard padded one, it makes it feel far more precise and direct.
I loved the gearshift in my M135i and the one in my M140i is breaking in nicely now it’s done over 1000 miles. 6th is short, but suits the whole hot hatch nature of the car.


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Re: M140i manual gear box and the gear change

Post by CJ92 » Wed Nov 15, 2017 9:27 am

Samp4856 wrote:
Wed Nov 15, 2017 8:01 am
CJ92 wrote:
Tue Nov 14, 2017 11:21 pm
Samp4856 wrote:
Tue Nov 14, 2017 7:00 pm
also interested to know if there is a short shifter out there for the m140i belive it or not ive just done a deal to trade in my M2 DCT for an m140i manual as i hate the DCT box!
How long have you had the M2, what is it about the DCT you don't like..
On the track the dct is amazing, and on the road when your thrashing it again it’s amazing, however day to dat driving and monuvering around small villages with lots of speed bumps etc that I do a lot of it’s just horrific lol, I had the 8speed auto m140 before and loved it, I got that new in March this year, in Aug this year I got the m2 as a ex demo from Bmw with about 1,500 miles on the clock, if I were to have the m2 as a track car I’d keep it, but with in the 1st month it had done a set of tyres and 2 sets of pads, and weirdly it just didn’t feel that special over the m140, it’s not really any faster on the road, and to me it’s not worth the extra money I’m spending on the monthly payments, insurance and fuel, besides I have my mx5 for track use, the m140 is just going to be something that I enjoy driving during the week, sadly I think if id of got a manual m2 id I’d loved it and kept it long term.
Thanks for that and exactly why I'm still in my M140i..
Just another 1series. :)

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