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      04-03-2012, 08:46 AM   #15
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Originally Posted by Levi View Post
Alreaday the current 335d is only offered with auto, and no manual because it can't handle the torque. Nothing surprising there. The M340d will then 100 % only get the 8 speed (sport-)auto.
Indeed. What sort of performance figures are people expecting for a "M40d"? The 35d is already putting down 313hp and 630NM.
The 50d is putting down 381hp and 740NM.
40d = 340-350hp and 680-690NM?

^^ Wouldn't that warrant xDrive? Also, because the F30 is much lighter than the F10/F11 and X5/X6 in M50d form, would that possibly make the M40d quicker than the M50d. I'm not sure its going to happen and if it does, the advantages negligible over a 335d.
Does anybody have anymore information on ZF's 8HP regarding dimensions and weight for the 8HP70 and 8HP90?

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