Originally Posted by Levi
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?