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      01-18-2013, 02:23 PM   #1
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Drives: '11 E92 335is AW/CR/DCT
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: WI

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Steptronic ratios and 1st gear use vs DCTs?

I had a 08 135 with 6MT for 4 years and loved it. Spent the last year with my 09 335 xdrive 6AT and has been 'almost' as equally rewarding. Except that it is effectively a 5AT since it starts out in 2nd gear. I know this unit is used in few other non-BMW applications and can only assume the ratios were not selected by BMW? I recall reading that the 6AT cars get a higher rear gear (or is it those with xdrive) vs MT cars as well? Seems odd as 1st gear is basically useless with 6AT.

Anyway so my question 1st gear a useable gear with the DCTs?