Originally Posted by T Bone
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 falling....it 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...