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      11-13-2011, 12:03 AM   #1
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why 8-speed auto instead DCT ? DCT reliability issues ?

Did BMW find a issue with the reliability of the DCT transmission and quietly switched to 8 speed auto for the latest models....????

Notice that the 3er and the 1er hatch don't offer this anymore
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      11-13-2011, 05:00 AM   #2
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The DCT is reserved for the sportiest models, i.e. the M cars and the 335i / 135i, Z4 35i etc. All the other models get the proper auto box (i.e. with Torque Converter), which now is an 8speed one.
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The 8-Speed Automatic Transmission makes the car more efficient than a DCT Transmission. DCT will come to the 1er and the 3er. But not every model or engine option.
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i guess the 335i modern or luxury won't have it then....

maybe the 335i sport....
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