In Reply to: 5 speed stronger??? posted by gearhead on February 01, 2001 at 14:44:06:
The 5-speed is a stronger gearbox anyway.
So BMW put a weaker gearbox in the euro car that has 80 more horsepower?
I believe the 6 speed has the same 1-5 ratios as the 5 speed, just an added gear, overdrive 6th.
I could be wrong...(but don't think so)