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      03-17-2007, 10:33 PM   #35
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Originally Posted by e36jakeo View Post
Hmmm . . . 8 speed DSG?

In support of that, if BMW is going through the trouble of designing a DSG type gearbox for a high revving V8, why wouldn't they try for an 8 speed?

Plus they need to match the Lexus 8-speed auto in the IS-F

If it is 8 speeds DSG I will wait for it over the 6-speed manual. It will have a significant performance advantage just because of gearing.
At what point is there too many gear choices. Is an 8 speed really needed with a torquey V-8? I suppose it's a trade off of added weight vs increased performance resulting from the added gear choices. Personnally it seems like 8 speeds is over doing it, but then again I've never driven an 8 speed car.