In Reply to: trans info, thanks posted by Paul Ebeyer on January 15, 2000 at 17:51:43:
"I have a 98 ///M and like the trans much better than my previous 2.8. The "feel" of the shifts is more positive and I think the throws are shorter as well. "
They use the same transmission. The difference you felt has to be due to the different shift levers between the two cars. The 'M' lever has a longer rod below the pivot point which will shorten the throws and increase the force.
Check out the article below for more info.