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Old 11-07-2012, 11:40 AM
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Originally Posted by kanar200 View Post
manual in 530d or 535d does not make any sense. the gears are too short, the engine has too much torque. I always drove manuals until I tried 530d manual. Fortunately, after the test drive in manual, I bought 530dA
Would a massive amount of torque speak precisely for getting a manual? Ie. you're cruising in the 4th around town, stomp on it... and it goes? Automatic would attempt to downshift most likely...?

Just speculating here, but kinda makes sense doesn't it? Why downshift if torque is available? Just floor it and zoom off in the same gear?
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