Originally Posted by SoYank
What a waste of a good automobile, then.
That is essentially the only reason why I am not driving a 335d.
BMW offer some puny excuse that the torque would make a manual gearbox explode
But there clearly ARE manual cars with greater levels of torque - so it CAN be done.
That said - with the torque of the 335d you don't really NEED to change gears.