Nearly a year after it launched the redesigned 3-series sedan to smashing sales success, BMW AG gets set to unleash its coupe derivative on a growing segment of enthusiast drivers. And enthusiasts they are. About 50% of all 3-series coupes bought in the U.S. come equipped with manual transmissions. Comparatively speaking, manuals overall make up less than 10% of all cars sold in the U.S. The coupes will draw power from the same pair of I-6s as found in U.S.-spec sedans, the 170-hp DOHC ...

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