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Post by Flyingfifer » Tue Nov 23, 2021 3:09 pm

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So apparently the Supra might get a manual in 2022, IF thats true do you think that BMW will equal that in the G29 and if they do would you consider a manual over the auto?
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Post by Ed.Straker » Tue Nov 23, 2021 3:24 pm

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Post by q96169we » Tue Nov 23, 2021 3:40 pm

G29 has manual option in certain market. Only for the most entry level 20i sport version. However, despite a lot of voice saying no manual is the deal breaker for a sport car, the reality is BMW only sold 2 manual G29 in 2 years in Australia (https://www.bmwblog.com/2021/07/19/bmw- ... n-2-years/).

About the supra, not sure which version gets the manual. If it's like z4 that only the most entry level one can have it, then I think the story will be similar to the z4.

Personally, I won't go for the manual m40i even if there is one. If it has to be a manual sport car, I may go for the mx5 over the z4. Also, when I ordered the z4, I also looked at 718 cayman GTS 4.0 and I specifically told the sales person that it must be PDK and I don't care about other options.
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Post by Flyingfifer » Tue Nov 23, 2021 3:45 pm

q96169we wrote: Tue Nov 23, 2021 3:40 pm G29 has manual option in certain market. Only for the most entry level 20i sport version. However, despite a lot of voice saying no manual is the deal breaker for a sport car, the reality is BMW only sold 2 manual G29 in 2 years in Australia (https://www.bmwblog.com/2021/07/19/bmw- ... n-2-years/).

About the supra, not sure which version gets the manual. If it's like z4 that only the most entry level one can have it, then I think the story will be similar to the z4.

Personally, I won't go for the manual m40i even if there is one. If it has to be a manual sport car, I may go for the mx5 over the z4.
Wow.. 2 in 2 years thats grim and surprising!
Apparently the manual is to be bolted to the 3l Supra but again all total rumour and speculation
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Post by q96169we » Tue Nov 23, 2021 3:51 pm

Flyingfifer wrote: Tue Nov 23, 2021 3:45 pm Apparently the manual is to be bolted to the 3l Supra but again all total rumour and speculation
I think car modifier will like it as it's easier to make manual to take more power and torque. The AT in z4 and supra is zf 8hp51 (3rd gen zf 8speed auto). The labelled torque acceptable by the gearbox is around 500NM - 550NM which matches what the B58 engine can produce. However, the question is how many people out there want to push the B58 to 600, 800 or 1000hp?

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Post by B21 » Tue Nov 23, 2021 6:03 pm

Flyingfifer wrote: Tue Nov 23, 2021 3:09 pm SAUCE

So apparently the Supra might get a manual in 2022, IF thats true do you think that BMW will equal that in the G29 and if they do would you consider a manual over the auto?
Sod the manual but nice colour!

Can't see (unless they package it into a Z4M marketing pitch) the manual going down well with what appears to be the typical G29 owner? :tumbleweed:

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Post by q96169we » Tue Nov 23, 2021 6:12 pm

The yellow matches your two yellow z4 very well. :rofl:

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Post by B21 » Tue Nov 23, 2021 6:19 pm

q96169we wrote: Tue Nov 23, 2021 6:12 pm The yellow matches your two yellow z4 very well. :rofl:
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Post by BrianD » Tue Nov 23, 2021 7:13 pm

I’ll believe it when I see it. And even when I see it, it will still be a BMW in drag, with none of that legendary Toyota reliability being offered. The Supra also uses old BMW iDrive 6 tech, and with iDrive 8 currently being rolled out, who would really want an older iDrive 6 system.
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Post by q96169we » Tue Nov 23, 2021 7:35 pm

BrianD wrote: Tue Nov 23, 2021 7:13 pm The Supra also uses old BMW iDrive 6 tech, and with iDrive 8 currently being rolled out, who would really want an older iDrive 6 system.
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Post by ronk » Thu Nov 25, 2021 6:19 pm

It will be a cold day in Hell before I buy a car with a manual gearbox again!
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Post by Mr Tidy » Thu Nov 25, 2021 9:36 pm

It will be a miserable day when I buy another Automatic car - it'll only happen when I'm not capable of working 3 pedals.

I hope Toyota do offer a manual Coupe - I'm rather partial to them! :lol:
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Post by dr_john » Fri Nov 26, 2021 1:51 am

ronk wrote: Thu Nov 25, 2021 6:19 pm It will be a cold day in Hell before I buy a car with a manual gearbox again!
Agreed, those days are over :)

Paddle shift is always available on autos, I use it occasionally when the mood takes me.
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Post by bonzo » Fri Nov 26, 2021 11:30 am

I used to be a diehard manual fan but decided to dare into auto territory with a VW R32 I bought in 2006. I hated it and after two years returned to the manual fold. In 2013 I bought a 330D xDrive and the auto box was miles ahead of the R32. I've had a 335D since and now own a G29 3.0 and can safely say I'll never bother with a manual again.

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Post by B21 » Fri Nov 26, 2021 11:54 am

People are vilified for suggesting that an auto is a viable option for ‘sporting’ motoring..

I’ve never yet known someone who has a ZF8HP box and decided that a manual is a better option.
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