Why does AMG still only put automatic transmissions in those Mercedes product

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  1. Beboop

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    Come on now. If your going to tune those cars to its max why the fuck bottleneck it with a slushbox? put a real manual transmission in it. :slap:
     
  2. Lord Denning

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    prolly cause its old rich men who generally buy it, and the know that even with a manual option its not worth their time
     
  3. AaronOC

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    because auto>manual
     
  4. bummerd00d

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    b/c an auto is the only thing that's going to handle that 6.3 biturbo
     
  5. Jon91SE

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    I would put the auto in an AMG against a good stick driver anyday
     
  6. art_VW_shark

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    the AMG buyerbase isn't the exact same as the ///M one.
     
  7. Tvan

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    Or the S, etc.
     
  8. grooves12

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    Once you have a decent amount of horsepower... an automatic, especially a good one will outperform a stick in almost all situations.
     
  9. Lord Denning

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    oh, thread backfire
     
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    manuals are just more fun
     
  11. art_VW_shark

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    they'd be wise to offer the c63 with stick though.
     
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    v12 biturbo :wackit:
     
  14. Bona Fide

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    werd
     
  15. Read more...

    Read more... SPQR

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    not a lot of smooth and easy to drive manuals can handle the power, like none
     
  16. art_VW_shark

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    [​IMG]
    800hp car with a manual
     
  17. 00soul

    00soul halfsharkalligatorhalfman

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    merc = fast luxury cars
    BMW = fast cars with luxury features

    therefore, bmw > merc
     
  18. art_VW_shark

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    if you enjoy showing off, buy a MB.
    if you enjoy driving, get a BMW.
     
  19. AaronOC

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    no, you are confusing me with you
     
  20. Boosted_AWD_

    Boosted_AWD_ 10,000 Watts RMS

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    benz > bmw
     
  21. art_VW_shark

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    let;s hear your rationale? because the interior is about as creative as a straightline?
     
  22. MB300E87

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    truth
     
  23. careface

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    yes
     
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    That's also not a 5500lb S class... and how do you know the transmission is smooth enough to satisfy a Benz owner?
     
  25. art_VW_shark

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    no true a aero SSC is not a smooth drive, but it has a manual tranny and makes 800hp so manuals can hold 'all that power'. :ugh:
     

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