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#1 (permalink) Old 01-30-2004, 02:41 PM
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Anyone know whether or not one will be able to get the M5 in an automatic/manual version like the E55?
Thanks!
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Originally posted by asohel@Jan 30 2004, 03:21 PM
Hi,
Anyone know whether or not one will be able to get the M5 in an automatic/manual version like the E55?
Thanks!
Some variant of SMG would be acceptable, but the idea of a true automatic tranny on an M car is obscene.

Yes, I realize it has been done before but I do try to put it out of my mind.

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think 540 with a supercharger, that as close as you are getting.

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they probably wont be offering automatic... would make no sense if they did.

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Rumor has it that they are going to offer SMG in the 2005 M5, I'm a big fan of SMG and thats what I would recommend you get.

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The only best suggestion for such a car is a manual.. Why would you want a 550HP V10 to go to waste, with SMG or autobox. No... That would be too Mercedes like.
The CL65 is a 6.5, 612 (give or take) HP'd car... yet all that power is controlled by an auto "semi-autobox"- THAT doesn't make sence at all.

Even if the new M5 will be available in SMG, so will every other sportlike Bmw; 645ci, M6, heck even the new 3ers will have it as an option. Its just so BMW can sell to more buyers in my opinion. If you are a bmw owner and have been for some time, why would you settle for anything less than a manual box.

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How about you try SMG lucky then you bad mouth it.... <_<

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SMG is not automatic or even semi automatic. Why do formula one drivers use this kind of transmission, well obviously it works.

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Never bad mouthed SMG, just said manual is that much better. Formula 1 use F1 because of the high speeds they now reach. With those high speeds they have to manuver round hairpins at 40mph. Back in the 50-early 80s F1 cars didn't reach the high speeds they do today on strait aways, let alone had to break to slower speeds for turns. F1 all started in manual, dont kid yourself here... All the technology makes F1 easier for the drivers to be successful, really. Not to say F1 is bad, but it surely doesn't beat a manual, especially when we aren't talking about F1 here, but rather, normal sports cars. Formula 1 will probably never go back to full manual just becaus eof how popular F1 tranny has become.

It is just like asking yourself: would I want a Ferrari 355GTS F1 or 6spd manual?
Never put the SMG system down- and for your information, I've driven an F1 paddled Ferrari, which must be close enough. It was good, but probably only because it was a Ferrari it was on. On a sports cars, or high powered sports seden, I'd rather be in control of every single thing, including the clutch. It would just be a waste having my clutch be working on its own, on a car such as an M3.
But I shall test drive a proper SMG2 on the M3, just to see exactly how it feels.

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an e60 automatic M5, hmm maybe i cud convince my mommy to get one of those and borrow it for a weekend, or year she cudnt handle 500 hp anyways (barely handles her 250 hp ls400) anywho M cars are just nto meant to be in autmatic, benz is havign some 7 speed automatic BS. i say good for them , its still an automatic! if you are looking for an automatic, M is not for you, sorry to say.


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Well ///M are you calling SMG automatic, and saying basically that SMG in M cars isn't good? Becuase not many M vehicles have true automatic...


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No iwas in no way being condescending upon the innovative and godly SMG's

im refering to their being automatic M's in general

i really believe M should keep its new tradition and stay away from full automatics or triptronics


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