This my first thread! 1 Series coupe is my favourite car of all time because of its proportions, economy and performance. It is my dream to purchase this car from new but I am unsure wheather to go for a 123d with all extras, or a 135i as it is just about the same price. The 7 speed double clutch transmission in the 135i is really appealing to me. Could someone tell me how well the standard automatic transmission performes?