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Old 07-05-2012, 04:32 PM
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I drive craploads of AT gearboxes... five, six, seven and eight-speed units. I still find the best AT on the planet is the 6AT in the X5 35d (the seven and eight-speed units are quicker and more efficient, but they shift too damn much). I knew about the upcoming 8AT, but I still jumped on the 6AT.

And, with regards to M57 vs. N57... BMW is only "cheapening" its engines these days (witness the N54 to N55). Just sayin'...



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'13 Audi Q5 2.0T Quattro 8AT
'86 Porsche 911 Turbo 4MT


Gone, but never forgotten... my E70 X5 35d, E90 335i, E46 330i, E36 328i, E70 X5 3.0si, E53 X5 3.0i.
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