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X3 F25 (2011 - current)
The latest X3 brings some added style and some new features to the BMW SUV family. Talk about the new F25 now!

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Old 02-05-2011, 03:32 PM
insider30 insider30 is offline
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The reason the M57 was never offered anywhere with the MT was because no MT could handle the torque. There's ever-decreasing demand for MT especially in the truck segment. That's why only the xDrive20d is offered with it.
That's not correct. Just look at the new 550i with its 450 torque, more than the diesel, and yes, you can get it in a manual. The M57 wasn't offered with a manual because they knew there wouldn't be enough demand to justify the cost. Not because of "too much torque".

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Old 02-06-2011, 07:57 AM
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+1 there a whole lot of engines with far more torque out there that run with manual transmissions. Cost (as stated) is almost certainly the answer.

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