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M5canes
12-24-2011, 07:54 AM
I have owned 2 550's (2008 and 2010), 2011 535i (present), and a 2012 650i coupe (present).

All with M-sport and SAT.

The SAT has to be the most dynamic and satisfying transmission in the world for a daily driver.

I have not driven Porsches PDK extensively, which I think would be the only true rival.

Please don't mention SMG in this thread.

Thoughts?

dkreidel
12-24-2011, 06:43 PM
Have you driven an Audi DSG?

M5canes
12-24-2011, 07:27 PM
Have you driven an Audi DSG?

Negative. Nor have I driven the dual clutch from BMW.

thom.one.two
12-24-2011, 08:31 PM
Owned a 2008 M5...not great...Even with a V12, merging onto the freeway a couple times I thought I'd get hit in the ass by a Prius.

Currently own a Panamera S with PDK. It is truly incredible.

Currently own a F12. The eight speed is smooth and seemless. It is not as much fun to drive as the PDK (transmission wise), but the 650 is far better in build quality, ease of use, and technology. But if we are talking transmissions only, the PDK is handsdown better.

SARAFIL
12-24-2011, 08:35 PM
Owned a 2008 M5...not great...Even with a V12, merging onto the freeway a couple times I thought I'd get hit in the ass by a Prius.

Currently own a Panamera S with PDK. It is truly incredible.

Currently own a F12. The eight speed is smooth and seemless. It is not as much fun to drive as the PDK (transmission wise), but the 650 is far better in build quality, ease of use, and technology. But if we are talking transmissions only, the PDK is handsdown better.

Where did you buy a V12 M5?

thom.one.two
12-25-2011, 10:16 PM
Bought the M5 at BMW West in Houston.

SARAFIL
12-25-2011, 10:45 PM
Bought the M5 at BMW West in Houston.

A V12 M5? there is no such thing.

M5canes
12-25-2011, 10:52 PM
A V12 M5? there is no such thing.

You ain't neva lied.

thom.one.two
12-26-2011, 05:22 PM
Opps...V10. 2009 model year.