In Reply to: SMG compare to Ferrari F1? posted by Bcar on October 25, 1999 at 09:53:13:
: I believe that Ricardo makes or at least developed the Ferrari F1 trans. Is the BMW system hydraulically operated? or is there a torque converter? Im very partial to the F1 system, it is the only "type" of auto trans. I would ever consider owning. It is nice to see at least Ferrari using some F1 technology in their road cars, now lets just hope for pneumatic valves.....
the BMW SMG does not have a torque convertor, it is a true manual tranny....i have heard that the BMW system was made by either Bosch or Siemans but I can't remember which...i am sure a quick check or both those websites would include a blurb that they make the BMW SMG