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Old 10-15-2012, 09:48 PM
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Originally Posted by faustas View Post
Thanks for the clarification!

Anyone's got experience/knowledge of failure rates for the two transmissions?
I felt that it's borderline overdoing it when the parking break is electronic.
I am pretty sure the parking brake is mechanical on the X1. The transmission selector is electronic though. If a car with the 8 spd gets a flat battery or the has a computer problem, it will not be possible to shift it out of park. A BMW tech will need to go under the car to release the transmission. This won't be required with the 6 spd.
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