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      05-04-2007, 01:10 PM   #16
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Originally Posted by 2m3 View Post
7 speed, or 8 speed..

The top 2 or 3 gears (the longest) usually overdrive for fuel economy

The fifth gear is 1:1.

It would be nice if only the 8th gear is overdrive, so as E36jakeo says, we have 7 very close ratio gear to keep it at upper rpm all the time
On the M5 the 6th gear is 1:1, so only the 7th is a overdrive gear.

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