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Old 02-20-2006, 11:09 AM   #8
2001BMW330xi
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i think they already announced that it's definetely going to be a 6-speed manual that will be coming to the U.S. next year. I'm pro SMG (my M3 is SMGII). I never thought about it this way:

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Originally Posted by imolazhp ci
the 6 speed will be slower.... i guarantee it.... mainly because it's a completely afterthought idea. the manual is only coming to the US, and the M5 SMG is the first SMG built AS an SMG, not a standard manual with SMG goodies strapped on. the engine and tranny were built completely in conjunction to work together flawlessly, and they do. the 6 speed wont.
very good point. The other question is, will the 6speed still have the power/sport button which releases all 500hp of the V10 engine? I know the SMGIII has that. Each time you start the car, the power is reduced to 400hp.
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