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Re: 5-speed auto on 328 (archive)

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Posted by hsj on December 21, 1998 at 20:07:34:

In Reply to: 5-speed auto on 328 posted by AT on December 21, 1998 at 14:23:24:

: I am interested in comments regarding the new 5-speed automatic transmission (w/adaptive transmission control) on the 328i. In particular, I am interested in hearing from current owners of the 328i w/auto.

The 5-speed auto is great but I don't really notice any kind of difference in its shift pattern. This may be because it is so smooth I don't pay much attention to it. So far, I have about 5500 miles yet I am not in-tune with the transmission. I drive relatively conservatively then, all of a sudden, I hit the gas and abruptly drive aggressively. I have to hit the kickdown once in a while to get the car moving.

I am very happy with it but I could use a little more control over it. Although I wanted the manual transmission I needed the auto for my commute...and because I fiddel around with the stereo a lot.

If there is anything specific you want to ask just let me know.


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