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Old 01-28-2011, 12:50 PM
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Here's a vid that illustrates the close gear ratios possible with 8-speeds. I guess this person from Poland has already driven past the break-in of 2000km..........

By the way, the vid is of an xDrive20d, 4 cylinder diesel with 184hp. At 100km/h (62mph) the car is already in 4th gear, 6th gear by the time it hits 160 (100mph). The 4-cyl peters out above that speed but er........that's probably not very legal in the US.

By the way, it's kind of amazing. 8 years ago, getting 184hp meant 6 cylinder petrol engines. Now a 4-cylinder diesel makes that kind of power. Yeesh makes my X3 seem ancient.
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