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Old 03-29-2012, 04:37 PM
BlueZ4AZ BlueZ4AZ is offline
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Mein Auto: 2009 Z4 sDrive 35i
Originally Posted by jcm12 View Post
Bought my first BMW 328i in February of 2010 and other than a few problems with the music gadgets I have loved it. Had to have my Satelite radio reprogramed and a new USB port installed. I guess I have definitely caught the fever. I am seriously thinking of placing an order for Z4 35i, Crimson, Black or Beige Kansas Leather, Brushed Aluminum, Premium Sound Package, Sport Package, and Premium Package. I have been back and forth for a few months on a 6 speed manual or the 7 speed auto with paddles. At this moment I am leaning towards the auto. It appears to me that this years paddles are longer and are up(right) and down(left) shifting as opposed to the short stubby paddles that work in unison. I would make sure of this and a few other things before I placed an order. I drove a 28i that had the up/down paddles and the car was wonderful, I have driven probably 4 different Z4s, including an M and I loved each one of them. Think I would go with the 35i for more HP/Torque. Would love the 35is but thats a little out of my price range. Decisions decisions.
As a direct counter-point to POST #2 - The DCT is an awesome transmission of you want the flexibility of having a manual transmission with no clutch pedal, and with the added convenience of driving it in "automatic mode" when the situation dictates. Even at that the DCT blows away any "Manumatic".

It is also an awesome transmission if you want smooth shifts, in a matter milliseconds.

If youy want an automatic, that is not available for the 35i

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