Originally Posted by Hans Delbruck
What I was saying is that the target market for the M5 requires that BMW offers SMG, the target market for the M3 demands both manual and SMG.....
Now pull your panties back out of that bunch.....
How many E39 M5s were sold with something other than a manual. Clearly the market doesn't reaquire any such thing. BMW is making the switch simply because its a vastly superior system to the old antique manual.
Nice backtracking but your post came off as an attack on those that would drive anything other than an manual.