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F10 / F11 (2011 - Current)
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Old 08-04-2011, 11:07 AM
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2008 550i Spt transmission VS 2011 550i Spt transmission

Does anyone have a 2008 550i and then purchased the new 2011 550i ? I would like an explanation in the difference in transmission and gear ratio. The 2008 seemed less responsive than this newer model that I test drove. I never really liked the old one. Good thing since my wife drove it primarily. It just took too long to launch and take off. It just didn't have that instant explosiveness like the new one does. Please explain.
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Old 08-04-2011, 12:08 PM
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http://wwww.bimmerfest.com/forums/sh...d.php?t=526452 has a little the comparison between the models, if not the transmission specifically.

EDIT: also this: http://f10.5post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=415160
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