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      12-06-2022, 01:35 AM   #23
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Originally Posted by Red Bread View Post
Because it's a German car, geared for the Autobahn. I remember when I had my M Coupe and worked in Germany, I asked why I never saw them over there. The response was they were geared so redline in fifth was very nearly at 155mph, and no one wanted a car that made that much noise and ate that much gas on the AB.
But BMW doesn't usually gear as tall. My M2C 6MT at 80 MPH is turning faster than I would prefer. Above 100 it's a lot of revs, it could really use a 7th, could get annoying if you were cruising there. My Z4M wasn't much different.
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