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      05-13-2014, 09:57 AM   #19
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Drives: '14 228i M Sport, '04 X3 3.0i
Join Date: Apr 2014
Location: Northeast

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Originally Posted by alpinweiss 335i View Post
MT will never be as quick as the new ZF 8 speed auto. My 8AT f30 was significantly faster than my current 6MT f30. My MT almost feels like a de-tuned version of the auto.
Yes, that is my impression as well, after comparing the 228i auto I test drove with my 288i 6MT. Although I think mostly it's because the auto is quicker off the line. If I do an aggressive clutch engagement around 3500 RPM as opposed to a more typical 1500 rpm, she pulls pretty hard. I think the MT can come close to matching the 8 speed 0-60, but you have to give it a pretty hard launch. For obvious reasons, I don't like doing that to my own car.