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X1 E84 (2011 - current)
The new to the US BMW X1 will arrive at BMW dealers in the fall of 2012 as a 2013 model year. Get your X1 28i with either sDrive (RWD) or xDrive (AWD) or get the US exclusive I6 N55 powered X1 35i dDrive.

 
 
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Old 01-23-2013, 12:25 PM
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Mein Auto: X1 x28i; 128i; S2000
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Originally Posted by greyX1 View Post
"paddle downshift" wish my car had the paddle shifters it was supposed to come with
I hate to rub it in, but I am really impressed with the 8AT. If I paddle click fast enough, I can downshift directly from 8th to 4th.

You may want to work with BMS to retrofit a wheel with paddles and their wiring harness. It's not worth it to mod your existing wheel IMO, but it can be done. I believe the M3 wheels are easier to come by than the M Sports. I believe many M3 drivers swap to the M Sport wheel so check eBay. The M3 wheel is still nice IMO.

I used to be a MT snob. If available, I would not order a manual in the X1. I do still have my S2000 to toy around with however.
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