Had to do a customer visit this morning - about 1.5 hours drive away so it was a great way to put it through the paces. A major part of it was on the highway so in the interest of varying the engine revs while running in, I kept changing down and up through the gears.
And this was when I began to get a bit annoyed with the auto rev-match.
Don't get me wrong - it is very very efficient. Far better than I could do it. Blip, clutch in, shift down and release the clutch. No heel toe.
But in the process, I felt like I was just a trained monkey pushing levers and pedals. When I drive the ZF 8 speed equipped 125i, I use the shifter to change gear and it is very very similar in experience. You don't really feel as involved.
I do wish there was a way to defeat it without requiring to turn off traction control COMPLETELY.
Cant wait to run in the car ASAP.
I really need to stop modifying the car.