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      07-06-2012, 08:56 AM   #35
Second Lieutenant

Drives: '13 M5 Space Gray/Sakhir
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: MA

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Originally Posted by rconti
Originally Posted by DrivenByE30 View Post
knowing our luck, it's going to be 328 with optional 8AT.

but BOY this touring is Beautiful !!!

one can only wish for a 335i 6MT, or let us dream about the F81!

Doesn't this press release explicitly tell us the 2013 F31 will be sold in the US with *only* the 8 speed slushbox, only RWD, and only the N20?

I'm out. I'll be looking for a B7 A4 2.0T or S4 with 6 speed. Haven't decided if I care about the abysmal mileage of the S4 for how infrequently I'd drive it. On the other hand, if I had a 20mpg roadtrip car, I'd probably end up choosing to fly rather than drive more often, so maybe I should lean 2.0T.

The E91 6spd xDrive is an option, but I've never been impressed by the low-end 6 cylinders. Frankly, I think the N20 is a big improvement over the 6cyl 328 -- better HP, better mileage, better torque.
Seems that you do care about the mpg. A4 avants don't come in a MT. so if you want a wagon with a MT, your options are pretty limited.

'16 X5 50i M-sport (3rd row!)
'13 M5 6MT Dinantronics ECU, Dinan anti-roll bars
'12 Cayenne 6MT