Originally Posted by takahashi
You will be surprised! I actually like the 135 automatic box! I test drove the Lexus ISF, which suppose to have some fancy double clutch 8 speed that changes within 0.1 of second. To me, I found the 135i is not that far off in manual mode you know.
I drove an auto liberty GT and found the manual option was slow to change and the box always seemed to be caught in the wrong gear so I went back to manual and really enjoyed it. The 135 auto is great. Smooth fast changes and very manual like in auto except it changes faster than I ever could with a manual gear box. If you decide on the 128i I don't believe the manual gearbox is the same one in the 135i and may not be as enjoyable.