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      11-05-2012, 08:33 PM   #37
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Drives: e90 330i
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Originally Posted by W/// View Post
There's no such thing as a 335d MT. It just won't happen. Besides, everyone that is hoping for a 6MT, have you guys ever driven a diesel with MT? Really not that fantastic
An 8spd AT hooked up to an I6 diesel is the perfect garage mate to my M3.

Good call on the Estoril. Man, I'm getting excited about this car!
Yes, very much agree. Engine and transmission characteristics much match and all that torque really is best mated towards a silky smooth AT. I have driven the 335d and it's a brilliant car and the gearbox works very well. My dad also had a e320 cdi Mercedes with a AT with a sport shift function which worked very well for sporty driving.

But again, these diesels are for eating up hundreds of highway miles while returning 40mpg, not exactly for lapping laguna seca.
2006 E90 330i.