Confirmed: New M5 will have 6-speed manual

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  1. MartyFukstein

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    Autoweek reports that the rumor is true. Because of the persistence of their American customers, BMW will import M5s with manual transmissions to the US only in late 2006.

    Let's hope they do the same for the coming V8 E90 M3.
     
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    Old news.
     
  3. curiousgeorgeM3

    curiousgeorgeM3 naughty little monkey

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    Hello and welcome to last month.
     
  4. Redline Racer

    Redline Racer Subaru Tecnica International

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    :noes: I just heard about Pope John Paul II

    On a side note, I find it strange how there is demand in the US market for a full manual M5 in a sufficient quantity to justify it. I thought the whole point of the SMG was to please both the auto-fans and those who like to choose their own cogs.
     
  5. MartyFukstein

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    BMWNA only confirmed it within the last week. Before then, it was only a rumor. The car knowledge on this forum is quite lacking.
     
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    I thought it was a 7 speed....or is that only with the SMG?
     
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    curiousgeorgeM3 naughty little monkey

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    And your point is?? Rumor or not, you're still not telling us anything we didn't know a month ago. But thanks for playing.

    I heard only with the SMG but check with ExplosiveDiarrhea for sure. He seems to have the fast track on all the BMW knowledge :rolleyes:
     
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    :rofl:
     
  9. PUREVIL

    PUREVIL More Money Than Brains Croo

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    Interesting they'd offer a 6 speed for NA only.... yea the 7 speed is SMG only due to the weird shift pattern. Well its weird for a human whereas a computer couldn't careless.
     

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