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      12-21-2007, 08:09 PM   #16
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Originally Posted by T Bone View Post
I really don't understand why BMW M made this trade off though. If you look at the torque curves for the M5 / M6 V10, it is not linear and has a VTEC like hit at 5000 rpm+.....when mated with a 7 speed SMG box...that is a great combo.

When the M-DCT comes out, they are going to keep the engine in the part of the torque curve that is doesn't make sense to me. I realize it is not much but it is 10% plus.

The lack of a VTEC (VANOS) like hit you are talking is considered a good thing rather than bad. Sure its fun but linear is better and a significant engineering feet especially since the engine has VANOS...

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