Went from e90 n54 to f30 n55. Prior long time manual guy but switched to auto for these cars. To be honest I like the n55 better. Smoother power delivery and torque definitely comes on earlier. The 8at is an amazing transmission and perfectly matched to the engine. I don't feel that it is any less powerful and actually feels a little quicker in the lower rpm range.
2016 340i xDrive ordered, msport, estoril/saddle/anthracite, blk kidney grills, 400m mixed summer, adaptive m, technology, lighting, cold weather, drivers assistance, enhanced usb
2013 335i xDrive, sport line