Originally Posted by idrift4wd
335i's are one of a couple cars that automatics are actually faster then the manual counterparts.
This is for the reasons you have already listed (holding boost through shifts and the ability to launch easier from a dead stop.)
The autos still put down less power though, when compared to 6mt cars. From a roll into triple digit speeds, if shifted quick enough, the 6mt has better gearing for top end