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      11-12-2012, 07:47 PM   #17
E9TOU
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Originally Posted by malter2.0 View Post
Manual will always be in demand long after future M5 generations fully transition to all auto. They will surely carry higher price premium when used. You can see this with E60 M5, E46 M3 and now with newest E92 M3. Used DCT E92 M3 are cheaper or same as manual version, despite being a $3k option. '07+ E60 M5 with manual are pricier used than SMG. E46 has the widest margin probably.
This might have more to do with supply/demand. Remember, we're dealing with a +/- 10% take rate on most BMW MT's. So there's not much MT's in the used car market when compared to autos/DCT's.

The video makes a lot of valid points that I agree with. To me, it's not about which transmission is the best suited for the car, but it's about which transmission the driver prefers with each specific application. I think a car like an M5 deserves as much driver/car feedback as possible -- if not then I may as well go with a 550 M-Sport (and I respect that others feel differently).
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