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Old 01-05-2013, 03:26 PM
iamthewalrus iamthewalrus is offline
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Mein Auto: 2006 BMW X3 3.0i (manual)
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Originally Posted by KeithS View Post
Hate to be the bearer of bad news but as of next year BMW will no longer sell a manual transmission in ANY X vehicle. Also not available in a 7 series, or V8 equipped 5 series. You all know that the USA is the only country that has a manual in the M5, right (becasue we complained so much that we had to have it).
WOW, I didn't realize BMW would completely stop offering manual transmission X-drives in the US! I checked out the BMWUSA.com configurator and it appears you're right. Apparently, I've bought my last BMW.
Living in the Pacific Northwest, AWD is a great asset. My last three cars have been 6-speed manual transmissions (2 BMW and 1 Mini), and I won't go back to an automatic. Reading about all of this tip-in nonsense confirms that the simpler technology is better (and more fun!)

Guess I'm an outlier and BMW just doesn't need my business.

-James
Seattle, WA and San Francisco, CA
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