| Originally posted by Boodies@Oct 16 2004, 02:35 PM |
Thanks a lot for the reply! So does that mean it's slower from a start? Just cause our auto can't launch at high RPM? So at highway speeds, or say 3rd gear would it be slower?
Yup. slower all around.. more so from a launch since you can't rev it up..
in general, auto trannies are just less efficient than manual trannies, so less power gets to the wheels. Tpyically for bmws it's about 10-15% for MT and 15-20% for AT...
those are actually really good numbers though..
compare it to a mazda 6
mt is about 25% loss and auto is about 30% loss..
another reason why our bmw's with less HP are still able to beat those newer cars with more..