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      10-23-2012, 05:26 PM   #390
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Drives: AW 1M
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Delaware

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Originally Posted by Hulk311 View Post
I am still undecided if I should get the 128i or 135i. Does the 128i have two different automatic transmissions or just one?

If you can afford it go for the 135i. I had a 128i for about 15 months and traded it in and got a 1M when I was able to get an allocation. While the 135i won't quite compare to the 1M if I had to go back to when I was first deciding between the 128i and the 135i I would go for the 135i this time around.

And no, the 128i is only available with the clunky old 6 speed automatic. The new 8 speed found in most BMWs with automatics these days is not an option (my girlfriend has it in her X3 and it's wonderful in my opinion). With the 135i if you don't get the manual you get the 7 speed dual clutch transmission. I haven't driven it personally but I hear it's very nice.

Last edited by mrow; 10-23-2012 at 05:37 PM.