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I'm looking to order a new X5 3.5 X-Drive and have been wondering:

• What does the sport transmission option get you besides paddle shifters?
If it gives you a "lock-up" torque converter I'd be inclined to order it since I
hate a vehicle that "slides" into gear

• Does the standard (steptronic?) tranny have any manual shifting capability?

• Does anyone know if it's possible to get the 467m wheels without having to order
the M trim option?

Thanks for any/all feedback
 

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You can move the shifter left into manual mode with the standard steptronic. I prefer this to paddle shifters, plus you save $4,500. Paddle shifters on a formula 1 car where the steering wheel only turns left/right 1/4 turn sure.

 

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You can only get the 467M wheels with the MSport package (ZMM 2016, ZMP 2016).

Coolidge answered the question in Steptronic manual shifting.

The Sport Auto 2TB does change the programming a bit as compared to the 205-Steptronic Auto. I don't have the tech specs, but it providers quicker shifting through the gears.

Michael

I'm looking to order a new X5 3.5 X-Drive and have been wondering:

• What does the sport transmission option get you besides paddle shifters?
If it gives you a "lock-up" torque converter I'd be inclined to order it since I
hate a vehicle that "slides" into gear

• Does the standard (steptronic?) tranny have any manual shifting capability?

• Does anyone know if it's possible to get the 467m wheels without having to order
the M trim option?

Thanks for any/all feedback
 

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You get faster shifting, paddle shifters, sport steering wheels, and IMO better looking shifter.

Edit: You would need to order the M line in order to get the sport transmission, unless BMW recently changed it to a stand alone option.
 
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