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Am I confused?

Post by garwoodm135i » Sun Jan 21, 2018 9:21 am

So this morning I woke way too early and started reading about the launch control on our cars. This isn't what I'm confused about. But you know how when online one thing leads to another, I found info saying that the auto gearbox isn't actually a dct.

Now.... am I being stupid or is every m135i advertised and reviewed as a dct, or are some forums wrong?

Apparently the 8 speed is a zf and the 7 speeds are dct. Are some zf and some dct? Does it matter by build date? Does it matter where it's sold? Can someone clarify this?

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Am I confused?

Post by josedebardi » Sun Jan 21, 2018 9:25 am

It’s just a plain old 8 speed ZF slush box.
Prior to the F2x M135i, the E8x 135i did have a 7 speed DCT (I had one and it was a great box, marginally better than the ZF-8 IMO).


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Re: Am I confused?

Post by marco_polo » Sun Jan 21, 2018 9:26 am

8 speed ZF is definitely a slushbox, poor journalists sometimes get it wrong.

The wonderful 7 speed DCT is only fitted to proper /M Cars, and E82 135i's from around 2010, iirc.
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Re: Am I confused?

Post by garwoodm135i » Sun Jan 21, 2018 9:37 am

Ok cool thanks for that. My wife only drives autos, so im used to awful cvt and horrendous 4 speeds. In comparison the 8 speed is a dct lol, I'm not going to think any less of my car. My gripe is what are the proffesionals thinking, ie the reviewers and sellers.

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Re: Am I confused?

Post by strykeruk » Sun Jan 21, 2018 9:44 am

Yes no DCT in 135i, ever.

For what its worth, from someone who used to have an m135i,its just as good as the DCT in my new M4.
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Re: Am I confused?

Post by garwoodm135i » Sun Jan 21, 2018 9:55 am

Ah well there ya go then. My car is as good as an m4. I can live with that lmfao.

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Re: Am I confused?

Post by josedebardi » Sun Jan 21, 2018 10:11 am

strykeruk wrote:Yes no DCT in M135i, ever.

For what its worth, from someone who used to have an m135i,its just as good as the DCT in my new M4.
Fixed that for you. Just in case it confused others in the future. As I say above, the 135i did have a 7-DCT before the release of the M135i.


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Re: Am I confused?

Post by josedebardi » Sun Jan 21, 2018 10:14 am

garwoodm135i wrote:Ok cool thanks for that. My wife only drives autos, so im used to awful cvt and horrendous 4 speeds. In comparison the 8 speed is a dct lol, I'm not going to think any less of my car. My gripe is what are the proffesionals thinking, ie the reviewers and sellers.
Given the subtle name change with the addition of the ‘M’, are you sure you were not reading 2010-2011 135i reviews?


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Re: Am I confused?

Post by kylemacca01 » Sun Jan 21, 2018 10:56 am

The zf8 speed is a great box and likely better than any dct for 95% of driving.

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Re: Am I confused?

Post by garwoodm135i » Sun Jan 21, 2018 11:39 am

josedebardi wrote:
Sun Jan 21, 2018 10:14 am
garwoodm135i wrote:Ok cool thanks for that. My wife only drives autos, so im used to awful cvt and horrendous 4 speeds. In comparison the 8 speed is a dct lol, I'm not going to think any less of my car. My gripe is what are the proffesionals thinking, ie the reviewers and sellers.
Given the subtle name change with the addition of the ‘M’, are you sure you were not reading 2010-2011 135i reviews?


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I'm sure. A quick Google seach shows many dct advertised cars. There's even a 7 speed on ebay now. That's his pride and joy and he has never used 8th.

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Re: Am I confused?

Post by marco_polo » Sun Jan 21, 2018 11:41 am

What can I say, the world is full of retards. Feel free to have a route around on http://www.realoem.com/bmw/select.do to check the part numbers.
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Re: Am I confused?

Post by ASB1960 » Sun Jan 21, 2018 12:11 pm

"That's his pride and joy and he has never used 8th."

Would be true if it was always in sport. :lol:
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Re: Am I confused?

Post by josedebardi » Sun Jan 21, 2018 12:21 pm

garwoodm135i wrote:
josedebardi wrote:
Sun Jan 21, 2018 10:14 am
garwoodm135i wrote:Ok cool thanks for that. My wife only drives autos, so im used to awful cvt and horrendous 4 speeds. In comparison the 8 speed is a dct lol, I'm not going to think any less of my car. My gripe is what are the proffesionals thinking, ie the reviewers and sellers.
Given the subtle name change with the addition of the ‘M’, are you sure you were not reading 2010-2011 135i reviews?


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I'm sure. A quick Google seach shows many dct advertised cars. There's even a 7 speed on ebay now. That's his pride and joy and he has never used 8th.
http://r.ebay.com/HE4KKD

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Re: Am I confused?

Post by mrf22uk » Sun Jan 21, 2018 1:02 pm

My dad calls every modern day automatic a “DSG” because he had a Golf with one on years ago. I think people just get into their heads that all Autos are DCT.

Just like calling Vacuum cleaners a “Hoover”




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Re: Am I confused?

Post by garwoodm135i » Sun Jan 21, 2018 4:51 pm

Is it me, or does anyone else want to message these people to tell them they don't even know what there on about?

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