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Old 02-11-2013, 07:01 PM   #306721
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No, BMW's V12s just suck for performance. They are really smooth and have lots of low RPM torque, and also are notoriously expensive and unreliable.

Go to the italians or an older F1 team if you want a V12 that has performance, or go to Mercedes-Benz's V12s if you want a performance V12 that won't leave you stranded on the side of the road.

The only exception being the V12 that BMW made for the McLaren F1, which was like two Euro S50s put together.
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Old 02-11-2013, 07:02 PM   #306722
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Miles just wishes he could awesome enough to get a BMW V12
or a running BMW for that matter
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Because it's actually the same as this:

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Old 02-11-2013, 07:04 PM   #306725
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No, I'll take this:

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earth burn outs, the true cause of global warming.
Also global awesoming, but try to get people to admit that.
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Also global awesoming, but try to get people to admit that.
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what would you realistically do with it? do you have to put idrive in as well to control the tranny?
Swap it into another car. Most likely an E46 M3.
I doubt idrive is required since the same controls are exposed through the SMG buttons around the shifter and I believe the SMG control unit can run by itself anyway.
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Frank, you're not the only one who is anti-SMG:

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Update: I learned two things.

1) While the SMG gearbox may be a technological marvel, is absolutely horrid to drive. Yes, I'm sure there is a learning curve and some fanatics spite me for saying this, but its my truth. The way the paddle shifters move with the wheel is another silly idea.

2) The M3 is scary fast compared to anything non-M. It is very easy to get carried away.
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Haha that's a politically incorrect opinion these days, but spot on as well. Go drive a 6MT, I'm sure you'll love it. Only thing I don't like is that the M3 tranny is really notchy.

Also keep in mind that it's pretty easy to convert SMGs to manual these days and working SMG parts sell for enough to recover a significant portion of the conversion cost. So if the price on the PY M3 is really good, I'd consider it.
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Nope, just remembering fond times in the warehouse

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Old 02-11-2013, 07:20 PM   #306740
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Swap it into another car. Most likely an E46 M3.
I doubt idrive is required since the same controls are exposed through the SMG buttons around the shifter and I believe the SMG control unit can run by itself anyway.
So you'd acquire yet another M3? Hoarder!
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