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BMW General Discussion
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The Engine spends more time in the correct rev band and is more fuel-efficient. Your kick-down on acceleration is smoother too.
Better acceleration as you are closer to the power band.
e.g. You can accelerate from 18mph to 155mph in 6th gear in my car. However it's much faster if I use the other gears on the way through. It will cruise up hills in 6th, but it is more efficient to use a lower gear in this scenario too.
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Your Ride: 1997 BMW 328is Boston Green/Sand Leather
The BMW M5/M6 are beasts from a roll and accelerate on par or better than supercars in the 400-600 hp range solely because of the gear box. It greatly makes up for the lack of about 75-100 ft/lbs of torque that its competitors have with larger 5.0+ ltr engines or super/turbo charged engines.
It is in its peak power band just that much longer due to that extra gear and the advantage of a computer making shifts faster than a human can.
i dont know exactly how it works, i know they use(d) it on the ford 500, its like variable transmission or something, but since i have ridden in it, when you floor it the engine revs to 6000 then stays there(the gear expands or w/e) until you let off the gas
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I keep forgetting that - I have a great memory but it doesn't last long