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Old 08-25-2012, 12:39 PM
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Originally Posted by NoI4plz View Post
Yea as we probably know its November at the earliest. Expecting the same 6 speed transmission, same power train.

Its just easier in terms of cost.


M57 (launched 98 and N/a on the F-series platform, replaced with N57)
Estimated time till F15 X5=approximately a year

As per my knowledge the, M57 was never mated with an 8spd, so it wouldn't make sense for them to mate that engine, which is about 2 decades old (on its way out F-series cars have been switched to the N-generation engine) and have to design a custom shift map for this particular engine, for one particular model year. Its just cuts into BMW profit margins.

I would love to have a M57, with an 8 speed, or even an E70 with an N57 8 Speed, but I dont think it would be possible. Just gonna have to wait and see!

@emissions didnt know you were part of autoblog. That sounds really awesome!
I've been with them for nearly five years. Sweet gig.

Um... Has BMW announced the '13 X5 35d yet (I don't follow all the news)? The '14 MY is all-new... but I am still betting the '13 35d gets an 8AT... it was supposed to be in the '12 (I know for a fact)!

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