Originally Posted by csween86
Yea i skip gears all the time too...I never said anything about shifting at the meeting of the power and torque curves, and at 5000 and whatever rpms... My 135i owners manual clearly tells me which rpm I should run each gear to for optimal fuel consumption. It's usually above 2500 and below 3,000 rpm, i don't have it right in front of me. But hey, maybe I'm a noob and there are better ways to do it, but for now I'm going to trust BMW on this one.
That will make it more fun to drive, but will clobber your mileage. Just try shifting under 2k and then reset the onboard computer and try shifting at 3k. My M Coupe required more rpm as it had a lot less low end torque, but the N54 can be shifted quite low and will return reasonable mileage when you do so.