Hi, new here and first post. I've just ordered a 23D and it's starting build this week. Ordered from Sydney and with auto and paddles so this was of some interest to me. I've just checked with BMW Sydney and without specifically specifying the paddles they have been added to the options list automatically.
My sales rep sent me a screendump of the order screen and it has listed 02XA GEARSHIFT as well as 0205 AUTO TRANS so it should be built correctly and it seems any issues with the ordering process for the paddles have been rectified.