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Old 01-31-2024, 10:36 AM   #11
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Nicknamed "Handschalter" (German for "hand shift"), the analog variant commands a significant premium of $3,500

https://www.bmwblog.com/2024/01/30/2...anual-gearbox/


Worth it?
sounds like you get additional stuff along with the MT or auto gets the additional stuff now too?
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Old 01-31-2024, 10:48 AM   #12
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Yeah, definitely—it sounds like the equivalent of a sport package. Totally worth it imo.
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Old 01-31-2024, 11:00 AM   #13
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sounds like you get additional stuff along with the MT or auto gets the additional stuff now too?
I think I read auto does not get the tweaks.
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Old 01-31-2024, 11:51 AM   #14
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Nice car for sure and a huge value play compared to a Boxster GTS. That said this is neither a NA engine nor mid-engined but a great alternative to a FI Boxster S, which is the more direct competitor, IMO.
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Old 01-31-2024, 12:54 PM   #15
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Also I don’t know whether to be proud or disappointed that no one has noted that this price is…nice.
Since we all just lived through COVID, it’s hard for me to compute what this price means.

It seems expensive? But that’s all relative.

I just picked up a Cayenne Hybrid that depreciated 50% from new but still Certified that is less than 80% of this asking price. So on the one hand, the 69k ask seems pricey. Relative to a Boxster? Seems like a bargain. YMMV?
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Old 01-31-2024, 02:24 PM   #16
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sounds like you get additional stuff along with the MT or auto gets the additional stuff now too?
The extra stuff via the $3500 for the manual package is only applicable to it. The auto will not receive the tweaks.
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Old 01-31-2024, 04:09 PM   #17
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The extra stuff via the $3500 for the manual package is only applicable to it. The auto will not receive the tweaks.
thanks, nice summary here

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Package contents:

6-speed manual transmission
Vernasca leather upholstery in choice of five shades
Cognac/Black with Black M piping unique to manual version
Black Alcantara / Black Vernasca leather combination or Black SensaTec also available
Metallic paint in choice of seven shades or Alpine White non-metallic
San Remo Green metallic only available on manual transmission version
Exclusive BMW Individual Frozen Deep Green metallic available for $2,950
19-inch front / 20-inch rear wheel and tire packgae
Extended Shadowline trim and mirror caps in black high-gloss
Unique chassis tuning

Package MSRP: $3,500
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And, looks like San Remo green is now gone for the 4 series convertible (maybe other models, too).

I actually placed an order for my 4 GC prior to one turning up at my dealer. I had speced San Remo Green and Cognac. I think I may like the Frozen version even better.
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Thanks for the cross post.

Need to see it in person.

From these images, those wheels look meh to me. And the front view looks like the Fiat Miata from dead on.

I doubt this comes across in person. Just not flattering photos.
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Thanks for the cross post.

Need to see it in person.

From these images, those wheels look meh to me. And the front view looks like the Fiat Miata from dead on.

I doubt this comes across in person. Just not flattering photos.
So are the different size wheels front to back a real performance advantage or just a silly fashion thing?
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