Just read in car and driver that a 6 speed manual transmision will be avilable as an option for the e60 m5 starting 2007, it will only be sold in the states, americans it says wanted the joy of a clutch pedal so bmw made one just for the USA; how nice
Originally posted by buuhh99@Apr 29 2005, 10:58 AM launch control might still eb there but the 7 speed will have a better top end i bet, and or better acceleration through the midrange, the thing is though most like the feel of a clutch pedal
Honestly, as nice as the clutch feel is, I'd take the SMG2 M5 over a stick... just imagine if you fuck up the clutch how much money it will cost you... you're looking at like 5 grand.
Originally posted by Torque@Apr 29 2005, 11:02 AM Honestly, as nice as the clutch feel is, I'd take the SMG2 M5 over a stick... just imagine if you fuck up the clutch how much money it will cost you... you're looking at like 5 grand.
Agreed. I'm a BIG fan of the SMG... I like clutch and all.. but SMG is the wave of the future.
I said that to be dramatic. I want SMG in my car (SMG-II would be THOOPER).
Originally posted by Torque+Apr 29 2005, 08:33 PM--><div class='quotetop'>QUOTE(Torque @ Apr 29 2005, 08:33 PM)</div><div class='quotemain'><!--QuoteBegin-///M Power@Apr 29 2005, 01:30 PM I havent had first hand experience with SMG, but if I learned how to use it well in the twisties i might consider it.
watch that 320i dtm video if u can find it...
No race cars have smg gearboxes.
Touring cars (320i in WTCC for example) use stand H-pattern.
Older supertouring cars and M3 GTR uses dogboxes. (Real true sequential gearboxes)
And no BMW in DTM since the M3's in 91 (plus minus one).
The SMG-II works nicely in the twisties, gives middle gas (blips the throttel) automatically and shifts pretty fast.
The clutch was the largest weakness of the E39 M5.
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