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      05-29-2013, 11:49 AM   #183
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Originally Posted by WJGreer View Post
The E92 has a ZF 6-speed automatic. That is also not a bad automatic transmission (I have one in my E60), but apparently the 8 speed is a notable improvement, especially with the sport option.

I agree, it would be fun if the 435 were to come with the dual clutch that they use in the M3. It would be a way BMW could differentiate the 4 from the 3, but they chose not to go that way. Unfortunate since the Audi S5 does use a dual clutch automated manual. Then again so does the S4.

Still, nobody seems to be complaining about the ZF8.
You are right about the 6 speed automatic on the e92

The 135i and 135is come with DCT standard, I believe all Audis have the S Tronic DCT transmission and even the new Mercedes CLA starting at $30K comes with DCT.

I don't have much experience driving MT so I was really looking forward to DCT, thought that would be one of the ways for BMW to differentiate the 3 and the 4. After all the order sheets don't offer a sports transmission option and models with DCT standard don't offer sports transmission either