Last post on Apr 18, 2012 at 9:33 PM
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BMW 3 Series, Diesel, Future Vehicle, Sedan
#390 of 392 Re: 15K miles in a 335d [shipo]
Apr 18, 2012 (3:26 am)
Perhaps if you read a recent BMW CCA article on a 335is where the author hopped up his car to what sounds like 335d performance (with the Sport Package of course!) you might notice how he stated his favorite part of the car was the automatic transmission.
The 335d comes with the more durable, possibly better automatic that the 7 series has to boot!
I won't argue about manual transmissions, I love them dearly, and BMW makes some of the best, but lets not drink too much Kool-Aid shall we! Many people can enjoy such a car in every day driving with a competent automatic.
#391 of 392 Re: 15K miles in a 335d [genjones]
by Mr_Shiftright HOST
Apr 18, 2012 (9:21 am)
I think turbo diesels and automatics are a match made in heaven---the two make more sense together than with a manual transmission--the automatic is smart and picks the exactly right match of torque to shifting. You *can* rev modern diesels up more than years past, but I'm not sure it does you very much good to go anywhere near redline.
#392 of 392 Re: 15K miles in a 335d [Mr_Shiftright]
Apr 18, 2012 (9:33 pm)
My Beetle TDI was just fine with a manual tranny - better than my Daughter's DSG automatic. It's just the torque-monster 335d that only the high end automatic can handle apparently. Same thing happened with the early Panteras, the 1994 Corvette and I'm sure some other exotic machinery in the past.