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Old 06-26-2004, 03:05 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I'm going today to look at a couple 2001 740iL sports, but I have a couple questions about the transmissions. I was reading about how the sport transmission shifts much firmer/quicker giving a 2 second faster 0-60 time than the stock transmission. Now, the dealer told me that only the 740i has the steptronic tranny, which is the fast one. The 740iL in either sport or standard trim has the same tranny. Is this true? I gotta know before I buy one of these.
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If it is steptronic I beleive whoever told you there were two tranny's was actually confused with the sport shift mode on the steptronic transmission. It's the same transmission with just a different shift mode. All steptronic cars have it.
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I see, so whether it's the standard 740iL or the 740iL Sport, the transmission is the same, the 0-60 time is the same.

But I think what I've learned is that the Sport has a lower rear-end ratio giving less top speed, but much quicker acceleration. Who needs to go 150mph anyways?
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