In Reply to: Automatic vs 6-speed power handling ability? posted by Bob on July 07, 2000 at 12:30:20:
If I wanted to shift and go real fast (except for the track, where??? - cops are EVERYWHERE lately), I would be buying/ordering the Z06.
2000 540i Sport/Step
: I'm currently searching the BMW Pre-Owned site and have looked at and driven a few 6-speed and Automatic 540's in my area. I drive through Baltimore city (35 traffic lights!) every morning to get to work near BWI and I'm starting to think that I might want an Automatic 540 (even though I've driven a 5-speed Alfa for 14 years.) Yes, I know that the 6-speed is faster ... here's my question -
: Since I plan at some point to do performance upgrades should I be concerned that the Automatic might not be able to handle as much power as the 6-speed? Any reliable input would help my decision immensely.