Just bought a 1986 535i with an automatic transmission. What a letdown! I know this model came with an EF transmission that works similar to a CVT. From a standing start this car is a dog. My 78 320i would smoke it from 0-30 mph. There is also no "kickdown" feature, further making the car feel slower. the car simply surges forward with no gear changes. Is this normal? I'm not a fan of automatics and this just reinforces it. On the highway however this car really screws. 60-90mph in no time flat. Around town this car can't even get out of its own way....please tell me this is normal for an auto 535i ! Thank you.

78 320i
85 323i
86 535i