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Old 01-24-2013, 09:00 PM
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Originally Posted by Saintor View Post
Wrong section but the 3.6L is one hell of a good argument why I would take the ATS over a 328i.
Originally Posted by dtc100 View Post
Don't know what this is about since I have not read any such complaint by any ATS drivers. Complaints there are many, just not this one

I also don't see anything wrong with the ATS 6 spd. Other than fuel economy, I prefer 6 spd over 8 spd, especially if you like to use the manual mode often.

One thing I agree with them, the ATS 3.6 drove more BMW than BMW. The driving experience exceeds that of 335i, even though it maybe slightly slower.

What the ATS lacks is an M-Sport equivalent appearance package.
The first word that comes to my mind about the 3.6 V6 in the ATS is "weak". The next word that comes to mind is "unrefined". On hard acceleration from a standstill low end torque is seriously lacking. I'd rather have the naturally aspirated I6 in my 330i any day and the N55 absolutely spanks the Caddy's 3.6 V6. Not surprisingly the V6 doesn't come close to the wonderfully linear pull of the I6.

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