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Old 10-08-2012, 06:04 AM
Michael Schott Michael Schott is offline
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Mein Auto: 2014 328i Sport Line MT
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Originally Posted by voip-ninja View Post
I think the logical progression would be that they stop offering it on the 328i next... especially if uptake is as low as I suspect it is.

Next it becomes a paid-for option on the 335i/340i. I bet dealers would look at this as a potential deterrent from people special ordering an MT car, then backing out, leaving the dealer with a hard to sell option.
I don't see this happening at all. First of all Audi and Infiniti still offer MT's on their cars as does Cadillac on the ATS. While BMW has dampened the 328 recently it's still the best sport sedan in it's class. Can you imagine the uproar from the car rags if BMW were to stop offering the MT in the sedan and coupe?

Regarding volume, it's been less than 10% and probably less than 5% for many years now.
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