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      12-23-2012, 01:59 PM   #1
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Who makes the OEM Manual transmission?

Sorry if its been asked before but google failed me ( maybe I used the wrong search terms ). Anyway, does anyone know who is the oem manufacturer of the manual tranny in our M3 E92s ? Thanks
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      12-23-2012, 03:09 PM   #2
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I think its Getrag..The trans number starts with a "G" (GS6-53DZ - TJGC)

but also found this ..BMW Trans.pdf

from pg.5:

BMW transmissions are manufactured by two suppliers for the US market:
Zahnradfabrik Friedrichshafen: Commonly referred to as ZF. ZF manufactures both manual and automatic transmissions.

GM Powertrain - Hydramatic: Hydramatic is a manufacturing division of General Motors located in Strasbourg France. Hydramatic supplies automatic transmissions to BMW for four and six-cylinder vehicles.
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I think its Getrag..The trans number starts with a "G" (GS6-53DZ - TJGC)

but also found this ..Attachment 799544

from pg.5:

BMW transmissions are manufactured by two suppliers for the US market:
Zahnradfabrik Friedrichshafen: Commonly referred to as ZF. ZF manufactures both manual and automatic transmissions.

GM Powertrain - Hydramatic: Hydramatic is a manufacturing division of General Motors located in Strasbourg France. Hydramatic supplies automatic transmissions to BMW for four and six-cylinder vehicles.

+1 pretty sure it is getrag as well
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Cool thanks, I know getrag makes the dct but didn't know they make the mt also
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ZF makes the 6MT !
Getrag makes the DCT !
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ZF makes the 6MT !
Getrag makes the DCT !
I thought maybe ZF too..but the MT part number threw me for a loop
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Getrag or ZF, you can't go wrong. I've had both in BMW manual form in 4 years and like both.
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Transmission model number indicates ZF (GS6-53BZ)
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