The 3-4 Shift In Motion - 2009 BMW M3 Long-Term Road Test
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2009 BMW M3: The 3-4 Shift In Motion

August 26, 2009

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A while back I wrote that I'd buy an M3 with the manual transmission just for the gratifying third-to-fourth upshift alone. (Should I ever be in a financial position to buy an M3, of course.) Well, I stumbled across an M3 video on BMW's consumer site video recently, and it captures that same shift and the resulting V8's euro-snarl. The video is 40 seconds long; look for the quick cut scene of the guy shifting 22 seconds in.

BMW M3 Video

If you haven't checked out BMW's consumer site before, you can also find a bunch of other M division videos, including various M product promotionals, one on the new AMLS M3 racer and a sum-up of the division's racing history. They're all under the Experience gallery.

Brent Romans, Senior Automotive Editor

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