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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 02-09-2014, 02:16 PM
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X28i Transmission In Manual Mode -Audi A3 comment

I can not remember where I saw this...... It was that even in manual mode the transmission will, at times, decide to shift without your permission. Is this a figment of my imagination or is it accurate info?

A local Audi dealer had a 2015 A3 sedan on display (it's a manufacturer's car for display only which is being moved from dealer to dealer for potential customers to see. No test drives). It's a really cute car but it felt tight to me, or maybe I need to go on a diet. I had expected to be more wowed by it than I was. That's a relief!

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Old 02-10-2014, 04:04 AM
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Remember, these transmissions are still at their heart really just fancy AUTOMATIC transmissions. MANUAL mode is just a programming trick that allows the driver to place the transmission in a specific gear. However if that gear is inappropriate for the speed and revs, the transmission will shift (or not shift) to protect the drive train.
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Old 02-10-2014, 08:05 PM
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Remember, these transmissions are still at their heart really just fancy AUTOMATIC transmissions. MANUAL mode is just a programming trick that allows the driver to place the transmission in a specific gear. However if that gear is inappropriate for the speed and revs, the transmission will shift (or not shift) to protect the drive train.
Thanks macottc. That's a bummer. If they don't want me to blowup they engine hey could use a rev limiter at say 200 rpms over redline like God and nature intended. Oh well.

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A local Audi dealer had a 2015 A3 sedan on display (it's a manufacturer's car for display only which is being moved from dealer to dealer for potential customers to see. No test drives). It's a really cute car but it felt tight to me, or maybe I need to go on a diet. I had expected to be more wowed by it than I was. That's a relief!

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Nick
Saw one on the road in Italy last Spring and wished it would have been stateside sooner rather than later. Would definitely have been one to consider if available right now.
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