Originally Posted by Dr_Dirt
I disagree with so-called fact #2.
The Buick Grand National used an automatic tranny because the manual trannies could not handle the torque.
Currently the new supercharged Vette will only be available with an automatic for the same reason....
In the recent Road and Track, they compared the 335d and an Audi Diesel. The article stated that BMW will not produce a 335d in a manual version...because of the huge torque
To be fair, I love manuals. They will always be more fun than an automatic.