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      09-27-2011, 01:46 PM   #56

Drives: e90 m3
Join Date: Mar 2011
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Originally Posted by swartzentruber View Post
For all those that think driving at 1500rpm is really bad and/or will hurt your engine, I've noticed in D3 (DCT), it's will shift into 7 at a steady speed ~50mph/no accel, which I've noticed is around 1500rpm (or certainly less than 2k, IIRC). If driving at that RPM was that bad, I don't think M would have allowed the DCT to be programmed that way (unless low RPM in higher gears is better than low RPM in low gears). This is actually one reason I don't like the D modes that much. D3 is too granny, D4 is a bit too aggressive for everyday driving.
I always coast at 1,500 RPM in the city 6th gear 40-50mph
I know it has a lack of torque but its not bad either
Some say coasting at 2,500 RPM saves more gas because it has less stress on the engine but I don't know
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