Originally Posted by 328i M-Sport
The BMW is my 3rd car with a manual. My second car is an RX-7 with a Corvette drivetrain (T56 transmission). I also had an Acura TL.
The BMW has by far the lightest clutch. It is pretty smooth but took a bit to get used to.
IMO the shifter is kind of notchy when compared to the Acura. CDV delete helped to make the shifting smoother but it just feels a bit hesitant in certain gears. Also, the throw is a bit long.
couldn't have said it better myself. once you get used to the cdv the car is as smooth as u want it to be but the 1-2 shift is a pain in the ass. 3-4 shift on the other hand is orgasmic