1982 BMW 323i Baur

1982 BMW 323i Baur
Memorial Day 2010 First Drive 1982 323i BMW Baur Lapisblau M20 5 speed #4154 of 4595 made. The car was imported to California by Dietel Enterprises. I have since changed the wheels, installed the clear turn signal lenses, and I am in the process of installing a new cabriolet roof. I have to do something about those bumpers, too. :) I love this car! To see one of the reasons why, check my post "Score One For the Good Guys" on 6/26/2011.

Sunday, December 30, 2012

Dogleg Transmission

We hear about the M3 dogleg transmission all the time.  It is a sought out item, and it generally commands a hefty price tag.

I found this graphic that shows what the fuss is all about, and you can compare it to the stock 5 speed transmission that most of us have.  First gear, as you can see is tucked down in the lower left, instead of the upper left corner.  I am no authority on this but my understanding is that this is the preferred arrangement for track cars and the like, since first gear is so infrequently used.


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