Whe I was at the dealer picking up the Z8, mysalemsman mentioned that the M6 can now be ordered with a real transmission.
With only speculative conceptual drawings, its hard to get too excited without a "hard Body" to drool over though ;-P.
For me a lot will depend on style, features, drive train, exclusivity & pricing. If it turns out to be a limited edition M6, I will likely pass, as a fully suited up M6 Cabriolet is next for me in 08.
I've had my M5 (E60) since May 07. I have to admit that I think the 7-speed SMGIII is superior in the M5 & M6 to a 6-speed "manual" with a clutch peddle. There is no doubt it is a faster system, mated perfectly with the v10. We had a chance to push both M5s and M6s at the Advanced M School at the VIR last month, and really liked it in spirited driving. Once mastered it is very smooth in normal street travel too.
I would never give up the 6-speed in the Z8 with the torgue of the S62 motor.
As far as I am concerned, driving one of each gives me the best of both worlds.
by DSC being forced on and also I am sure there is a CDV in there too. The M5/6 were developed for that SMG tranny. Its not perfect, but it is very good once you adjust to it as Bob points out.
if the rumors are correct that the styling will be based off the Z4 then I have zero interest. However, if I were in BMWs shoes, I would not base the styling off the Z4. We will have to wait and see what they do. There was a drawing floating around of a "California Spider" and that was HOT.
If we all had the same taste in cars, we’d all be driving black Fords.
- Don Lacy
I wouldn't want one in my garage. Bangle should be fired.