It is a manual gearbox
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there is more than on thing that could cause hard shifting
a hydraulic issue would be one, worn clutch would be another, binding shift linkage another, and an internal transmission issue the last
I would strongly recommend using a BMW specialist garage if not a main dealer for this repair
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probably not your fault. the system probably never gave you the question earlier. by the time you came back to me i had got it fixed, i first asked the question on saturday evening and was promised an answer in 4 hours which in actual fact became 18 hours