News

Feature Flick: How Does the 2013 BMW M5 Manual Stack Up to the Dual-Clutch Transmission?

In previous Feature Flicks, Motor Trend’s Carlos Lago and Jonny Lieberman have track-tested the 2013 BMW M5 with the dual-clutch transmission as well as compared it against the Porsche Panamera GTS. On this Feature Flick, Lago tests the 2013 BMW M5 with the six-speed manual-transmission to see it works as well in the large German sedan.

As expected, the manual-transmission-equipped M5 is about a half-second slower to 60 mph and in the quarter-mile versus the dual-clutch car with launch control, but as Lago explains, those who buy a manual transmission over a dual-clutch aren’t buying it because it’s faster, rather they are buying the car for the driving experience of shifting it themselves.

While not every car is better with a dual-clutch transmission,cars designed with only dual-clutch transmission, like the Ferrari 458 Italia, wouldn’t be better with a manual. So what does Lago conclude about the 2013 BMW M5 with the six-speed manual transmission? Check out the video below to find out!

Click here for video

And don’t forget to revisit Lago’s test of the 2013 BMW M5 with dual-clutch transmission or Lieberman’s comparison with the Porsche Panamera GTS in these two videos:

Click here for video

Click here for video

Comments
We’ve Temporarily Removed Comments

As part of our ongoing efforts to make AutomobileMag.com better, faster, and easier for you to use, we’ve temporarily removed comments as well as the ability to comment. We’re testing and reviewing options to possibly bring comments back. As always, thanks for reading AutomobileMag.com.

Buying Guide
Powered by Motortrend
2013 BMW M5

2013 BMW M5

MSRP $91,200 Base Sedan

0-60 MPH:

4 SECS

EPA MPG:

14 City / 20 Hwy

Horse Power:

560 @ 6000