Originally Posted by Squawks
Maybe they should pull off an SMG tranny WITH the clutch - so that people who want to enable the traditional manual method can...or if they want the true-SMG type, they can disable the clutch and use it as a footrest.
I'm going to patent that idea.
Or, they can just keep the manual alive so people can choose whether they want SMG or manual.
I'm glad they are offering manual in USA for this M5, but from the looks of it this was an marketing after-thought, and it looks like BMW is looking to drop the manual tranny on their M models and eventually all models. Therefore by the time I can afford an M5 it will probably be SMG8 only or something like that, makes me sad to think about that. But who knows? Maybe I'll prefer SMG by then.