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      02-21-2020, 10:55 AM   #1
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Would-be carjacker fires gun at man ... but canít start BMW

Here's to DCT or possibly manual transmission saving the day. My guess is the car had a DCT which confused the robbers.

Full link to the article: http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/b...qsy-story.html

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28-year-old man returned to his parked, white 2015 BMW M5 in the 700 block of North Hudson Street just before 9:45 p.m. Thursday and was confronted by a man who got out of a black Dodge Challenger holding a handgun, police said in a media notification. When the attacker demanded the car ownerís keys and the car owner refused, the man shot once in the air and the man gave up his keys.

The attacker got into the BMW and the owner, whoís from the southwest suburbs, ran off, but the attacker wasnít able to start it, so he took off in the Challenger, possibly driven by a second person. The BMW M5 can be a manual transmission car.
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      02-21-2020, 11:34 AM   #2
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My dad always told me the best theft deterrent is a manual lol.
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      02-21-2020, 11:38 AM   #3
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Loved the fact that no one ever asked to drive my E46 manual for this reason
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Few months ago at the BMW dealership they could no longer give me a Saturday appointment as the only BMW Genius (?) who could drive a stick at their shop no longer worked the Saturday shift.

Today, the front desk girl is called in to drive my car to the lift. She grew up in a Nascar family.
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If a thief with a gun has never driven a DCT M5 then indeed he would not know how get it going.
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      02-22-2020, 02:08 AM   #6
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If a thief with a gun has never driven a DCT M5 then indeed he would not know how get it going.
Don't see why, it's not rocket science. Even when you first get in them.
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Don't see why, it's not rocket science. Even when you first get in them.
I had to be given instructions when I first got in one,not ever owning any BMW, it's not like a normal auto so a thief in a hurry would have a problem don't you think and what if it had a steering lock also,that's what you do when you leave it in a dodgy area.
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Could have just looked at the gear stick to be fair.
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      02-22-2020, 03:44 AM   #9
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This is a good enough reason to fit a 'ghost'
immobiliser.

You can give up your key without a fight then
do a Michael Johnson.
Car will still be where you parked it when the
cops arrive.
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I had to be given instructions when I first got in one,not ever owning any BMW, it's not like a normal auto so a thief in a hurry would have a problem don't you think and what if it had a steering lock also,that's what you do when you leave it in a dodgy area.
I came from a 530D and got in the M5 and then sat there a few mins until I figured it out as well
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I came from a 530D and got in the M5 and then sat there a few mins until I figured it out as well
I wouldn't drive it proper when I purchased it until I studied the handbook in it's entirety, last thing to do was to connect the blue tooth.
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