M3 Convertible

Inside Line tests the 2008 BMW M3 Convertible, featuring “BMW’s new dual-clutch gearbox (abbreviated as M DCT, or M DKG if you’re German), which is all business in all of its 11 shift modes.” Video after the break. Click here for first picture in gallery.

Our M3 convertible doesn’t lose much ground through the quarter-mile, which it dispatches in 13.0 seconds compared to 12.9 in the sedan and 12.7 in the coupe. The convertible’s 107.9-mph quarter-mile speed is much slower, though, as the M3 sedan hits 111 mph while the coupe is at 112 mph.

[via Edmunds]