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      01-18-2013, 01:23 PM   #1
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Drives: '11 E92 335is AW/CR/DCT
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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 is...is 1st gear a useable gear with the DCTs?

Thanks.