Clearly not the in the same league but the same premise, we have a Toyota Aygo with an automated clutch and it is horrible. The last clutch, under the previous owners driving lasted 25000 miles and this was because they did not lift on the upcharge. Not lifting, on this car, causes huge slur in the clutch. Toyota recommend lifting on the upcharge, and! not even using the "easy" automatic mode which is it's primary design function. Needless to say they don't make these gearboxes any more. Also, changing the clutch costs north of £600. Sometimes if the drivers method is that bad the actuators and the ECU need replacing and then you are looking at anything up to £2500!! I truly hope BMWs design is more robust.