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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'...

- Mike
I am fortunate to have unique press cars delivered weekly, but I own:

'16 BMW X5 xDrive35i M Sport 8AT
'15 Volkswagen Golf TDI 6MT
'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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