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      07-11-2013, 02:57 PM   #43
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Originally Posted by James T. Kirk View Post
My guess is that the driving enthusiasts are always the first to jump on the new generation M. Once that first wave dies down, the average consumer just goes for the easier auto-capable transmission.
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it's also solely the American market that's keeping the 6MT alive. For some models, 6MT is about 10% of the total takedown...that's enough to stop production of 6MT versions from an efficiency standpoint if you're designing a new product (like the F10 M5)