The upcoming ’09 BMW 3-Series sedan and wagon will launch with the BMW AG’s new 7-speed dual-clutch transmission in Europe, while in North America the model will receive the same drivetrain choices as the previous model year. “Our automatics have been very well received and we decided to carry them over from last year and didn’t feel there was a need to bring DCT on regular (North American) production 3-Series,” a spokesman for the auto maker tells Ward’s. The ’09 3-Series will be ...

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