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I have an 07 with the six speed manual. Everywhere I've read says that the manual and the SMG are the same transmission but the SMG has 7 gears, what am I missing?
MOST importantly, does anyone know the model# of the Getrag box in our M cars? It's almost like BMW is trying to hide it from you. I did do a search and couldnt find anything relating to the Getrag model number.
 

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Punch in your VIN at realoem.com. You should get get your info.
 

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what am I missing?
7th gear!

I'm pretty sure they aren't the same transmission. The shift pattern on the SMG is comical (for those who've thought of removing the automation).
 

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The SMG is a captured unit by BMW, meaning there are no spare parts available for it over the counter from Getrag, although I've no doubt it will use parts readily available from other gearboxes they provide / have produced.
 
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