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Old 06-21-2005, 05:16 PM
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Originally Posted by MaxTimeOff
Let's take a moment and look at the fine class of automobiles that the M6 is running in.

Continental GT - Automatic only
Austin Martin DB9 - Touchtronic 2 or Manual 6 speed
Mercedes CL55 - Automatic or "finger manual"
Ferrari Scaglietti 612 - F1 style only
The highest-revving of that quartet has an automated manual 'box, not an auto in the traditional sense. None of the others goes byeond 7,000, and the M5 goes higher than all of them. The problem is rpm - if you can find a good 'ol slushbox able to take 8,250+ rpm with enough gears and shift speed to cope with the M5's powerband, then please let BMW know and they might make you one.
Damn the manual....bring on the automatic!!!!
If you don't mind capping the crank speed at around 7,000 and don't mind less than 400 bhp, sure
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