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      11-29-2009, 05:11 PM   #16
330CIZHP
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Rumor is that a strengthened version of this 8-speed automatic will be the replacement of M-DCT/SMG in the next M5 with the X6 M and X5 M engine was as well. With all the issues in M-DCT and SMGs, BMW is going back to auto slushboxes for M cars. Besides, M-DCT is not strong enough to handle the low end torque anyways.

For a torquey low-revving engine lock-up torque converted automatic make much more sense than dual-clutch automatic transmission.
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