Test Drive: UK BMW M3 Convertible – M DCT

BMW M3 | May 11th, 2008 by 2

The BMW M3 Convertible has already been released in the UK. The fellows at Car Enthusiast had the privelege to test drive the all new …

The BMW M3 Convertible has already been released in the UK. The fellows at Car Enthusiast had the privelege to test drive the all new M3 Convertible with M-DCT. One of the most exciting features on the M3 Convertible is the introduction of BMW's new M DCT dual-clutch transmission.

But let's see what the had to say about their test drive. 

Test Drive: UK BMW M3 Convertible   M DCT

In the Metal

At first glance it is clear that the Convertible is from the same stable as its M3 saloon and Coupé siblings. Forward of the A-pillar, there are no differences, so that means the same aggressive bumper and lights, the sculpted wings and vented bonnet, a pronounced bonnet bulge and the signature vents in the front wings. With the hard top raised, the M3 Convertible takes on a slightly odd appearance, with the glasshouse noticeably moved forward from the Coupé. Top-down, the flat rear deck and quad exhausts ensure that heads are turned, and not just because of the noise emanating from them.

Inside, it's much the same as any of the other M3s, which means a generous level of standard equipment, high qualityand nicely tactile switchgear. Unsurprisingly, there isn't as much room in the rear seats, nor will the (optional) wind breaker fit if you are carrying passengers.

 

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