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Robb Report Car of the Year 2008: No. 12 BMW M6 Convertible

Gregory Anderson, Paul Dean and Marco R. della Cava

Downshifted. To anyone who has driven BMW’s M6 Convertible, it may come as a surprise that the car is available with a manual transmission. However, judging from the judges’ comments, the 7-speed sequential manual gearbox (SMG), which acts like an...

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Robb Report Car of the Year 2008: No. 12 BMW M6 Convertible

Gregory Anderson, Paul Dean and Marco R. della Cava

Downshifted. To anyone who has driven BMW’s M6 Convertible, it may come as a surprise that the car is available with a manual transmission. However, judging from the judges’ comments, the 7-speed sequential manual gearbox (SMG), which acts like an...

http://www.robbreport.com/archived-issues/current-issue/default.aspx
are you serious??? I can't believe......:sad3:
 

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read that article on the plane the other day, I am not really surprised. There is a learning curve with the SMG, we all know that. Each driver only had a half hour behind the wheel of each car, so it really isnt a surprise that they did not get a good handle on the M6. One of the drivers was actually talking about how the car shifts too late for him, somebody really needed to tell them you need to shift yourself.
 
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