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      07-18-2007, 08:26 PM   #7
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Originally Posted by swamp2 View Post
Given that the 335i and M3 put out exactly the same torque and have exactly the same gear rations my strong suspicion (posted this previsouly as well) is that the E92 M3 tranny is identical to the 335i MT. Our BMW insider Scott26 claimed the MT for the M3 was developed for it from the "ground up" or something to that effect. I have seen reviews state that the E92 M3 tranny is right from the E46, not sure where they got that info. from. If it came to betting I know where I would place my money. So my conclusion is that it is very likely the E92 M3 6MT is NOT 7 years old.
Swamp do you know what the 335i MT tranny was derived from? Is it a brand new design? Also, I would have thought the additional 2000 or so rpms of the M3 engine would require them to beef it up somewhat although the torque is almost identical?