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      06-22-2012, 06:14 PM   #12
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Drives: 2015 435i Xdrive M Sport
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Originally Posted by SleepTight View Post
My complaint is that it jettisons one of the M5's top three features and allows the CTS-V to avoid displaying what is unarguably its worst feature. If you've ever tried to manually shift the GML80 on the track using either the finger triggers on the back of the V's steering wheel or the gear selector, you'd see how profoundly that ancient transmission hobbles the V. As I said, I think R&T went manual to manual just to keep it interesting. That's all well and good, but the percentage of manuals versus dual clutch/automatics sold in both cars worldwide is astonishingly small and makes the test results less applicable for 95% of the people cross-shopping both cars.
I totally agree. Anyone who actually has the money to afford an M5 or CTS-V is most likely looking at the MDCT and the 6AT. This comparison is useless to those people who are actually trying to cross shop and purchase the cars.
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