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New BMW M6 To Get Manual Transmission

BMW M6 Coupe at New BMW M6 To Get Manual Transmission

After the M5, BMW officials have reportedly green-lighted a manual M6 as well. We’re yet to see the M5, so don’t expect to driver an M6 with stick shift anytime soon. It could also be only for the American market, as Europeans seem quite happy with the seven-speed dual-clutch DSG currently on offer. Automated manuals might be faster and better for fuel economy, but for sheer driving pleasure, nothing beats a proper manual gearbox and a clutch pedal.

With the dual-clutch transmission, the M6 averages 9.9 litres per 100 kilometres (28.5 mpg imp). With the six-speed manual, it’s up to you really. If you change like a hyper miler you may get even better. But who gives a damn about fuel economy, when you have 560 hp!

The 4.4-litre powerplant in this car makes peak torque of 680 Newton metres (502 lb-ft) between 1,500 and 5,750 rpm. The V8 achieves its maximum output of 412 kW/560 hp between 6,000 and 7,000 rpm and can spin on to 7,200 rpm. It’s such a screamer. It enables the car to go from 0 to 100 km/h in 4.2 seconds. That is with the fancy gearbox. A maual with an experienced driver can do even better.

BMW M6 with manual gearbox will be out sometime in 2013.

via Car&Driver

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