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Old 11-15-2012, 02:41 AM   #18
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Originally Posted by tim330i View Post
Not really. The cost of developing and testing the manual is not small and with the volume being so low I bet it is a close to break even proposition for them. Otherwise they would offer manual in everything and hope people buy it.

Tim
It's not a new transmission, just a "beefed up existing transmission." So not much cost.
source: http://www.automobilemag.com/reviews...e_2012_bmw_m5/

If you're willing to bet it's a break even proposition, I'm willing to bet it's $2k+ in BMW's pocket. The wager is a premium forum membership for me if I win, or I buy a basic membership if you win. We'll have our answer once the pricing shows up on RealOEM.com or wherever.


F10 M5 Manual Transmission GS6-53BZ Part No. 23002284301 $$$$
F10 M5 Dual-clutch transmission GS7D36BG Part No. 28007843840 $$$$
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