If you are thinking about buying a BMW M2 you'll be faced with choosing which transmission you want. You can choose to get either the manual transmission, or you can get the automatic gearbox. Either one is a great choice, but each transmission offers a unique driving experience. First of all if you want to get the manual BMW M2 you need to know how to drive a stick shift. If you don't know how to drive a stick you need to either learn quickly, or just get the automatic transmission.
The automatic is faster, but also heavier and more expensive. If you'll be doing a lot of city driving with stop and go traffic the automatic gearbox is the way to go. But if you are using your BMW M2 as a weekend car out on the back country roads or on a racetrack, the stick shift is the way to go. It is much more fun to drive a stick shift car, even though it is technically slower and requires more work to row your own gears. Regardless of which transmission you choose to spec your BMW M2 with, you'll be lucky to own one of the most impressive reasonably priced sports cars of the 21st century. Think long and hard before you check that box on the build page, because you can't change it once your car is delivered.