Thread: F10 M5 available with 6 speed manual as no cost option from moment car goes on sale in USA this summer
01-09-2012, 09:47 PM #1
F10 M5 available with 6 speed manual as no cost option from moment car goes on sale in USA this summer
BMW published a press release today confirming the 6 speed manual for the US market we all knew was coming. It is nice the US market is getting something the rest of the world is not so at least one small gesture for North American BMW enthusiasts. The manual will share the DCT's final drive ratio (likely to lower cost on differentials for BMW) but the individual gearing will be changed obviously as the manual has 6 speeds versus the DCT's 7.
It is a bit odd this is a no cost option when the dual clutch transmission is much, much more expensive. A manual version should be cheaper as BMW will likely just be re-using the E60 M5 6 speed box but at this point we are just happy to see the option from BMW. For those keeping score, it was a no cost option on the E60 M5 as well. BMW will have a higher profit margin this time as the DCT transmission is also much more expensive than the SMG III previously used.
Oh, and BMW, please don't make the same mistake as last time making the traction control undefeatable. Let's hope you learned your lesson.
01-10-2012, 11:17 AM #2Member
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Great news for sure. Often times, I miss having the 6MT in my E90 M3. While putting around town, I really wish I could physically row through gears since the daily use of a DCT can be mundane. But on the track, I am constantly thankful for the DCT. It may make the experience "easier" but it is rather rewarding to be consistent.
I was going to mention as well, BMW better let drivers completely shut off traction control!
I'm curious to see the time differences between the 6MT and DCT.
01-10-2012, 12:58 PM #3
01-10-2012, 12:59 PM #4
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01-10-2012, 04:17 PM #5
01-10-2012, 06:23 PM #6
Pretty good news for those hardcore wealthy enthusiasts who care nothing for Automated manuals. Great news indeed, this will definitely benefit BMW as it will open up more market.
01-10-2012, 07:25 PM #7