The 8-speed auto is so quick to change gears. so you need not paddle shift. I have peddle shifters on my 535d but I never use it because the gearbox changes gear faster than what you can change gears with paddle shifters. So you would not miss them. But it looks better with the shifters on the steering wheel.
2012 535d xDrive, M sport, comfort, 20 "M Wheels 373,