No, probably not. However, if you constantly find yourself wondering what gear you are in, then you will love this...and probably shouldn't be driving. This makes me think the new gear shifter is just eye candy. I have to admit, it is cool though.
AC Schnitzer is planning to install the new shifter in its BMWs and MINIs, which are already loaded with eye candy so it makes sense. There is no word on when we will see these appear in new cars or a price tag.