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      06-08-2011, 01:52 AM   #64
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Originally Posted by AW 1M View Post
Originally Posted by ///Metak View Post
Come on now, that is just ridiculous! That is EXACTLY what 6th gear is for! It's not like you will be using 6th on the track.
I disagree. I think the engineers picked a 6th gear ratio either for cruising the German Autobahns at speeds significantly higher than 70 or for maximum speed.

I find one of the joys of driving a manual transmission is to find the right gear for each situation. I have seen some people who run through the gears as fast as possible to get to the top gear and leave it there. I would recommend those people get an automatic transmission.
Based on what you just said, I am starting to realize there is no point in debating this further with you.

BOT, if this drone is as bad as most have asserted, I think the reason is BMW engineers might have been pressed for time and didn't have the luxury to test various exhaust designs for a few months. This car had to go to production asap!