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Drove the 528i sport / steptronic today (archive)

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Posted by CJames on July 07, 2000 at 14:04:19:

In Reply to: Give us a comparison posted by CJames on July 07, 2000 at 08:34:08:

Went down at lunch today to the local BMW dealer. He did not have any sport packages with the 5 sp, but did have a MY2000 sport package with steptronic.

We went for a short ride.

I was very pleasantly surprised! Not sluggish at all. I noticed in pure automatic mode, it did not step down to a lower gear as quickly as I would have expected, but just progressively accelerated while holding the current gear.

However, the steptronic certainly adds gusto.

Will still look for the 5 sp/sport package as my first choice since I will be looking for a 98-99 model. Looking to buy in Sep/Oct timeframe. Anyone want to sell theirs?

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