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      03-10-2011, 08:47 PM   #89
Mike Benvo
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Drives: 08 E90 M3 / 400whp Turbo 7
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Here you go!

http://www.bmw.com/com/en/insights/t...indicator.html

I also have a few videos of it inaction on my M3 from today. Will post after I get them off of the phone.

BMW efficient dynamics is absolutely amazing. I tried tricking it in a number of different ways, but it's very precise. The 6 speed cars do not know what gear you are currently in. The only thing it knows is if the gear shifter is in neutral, or if it is in a gear (all gears give the same reading to the ECU), and obviously if the clutch/brake is engaged or not. So basically it calculates what gear you are in (and thus what gear you should go to) based on the driving speed and rpm compared with your throttle position (and whether the clutch or brake is engaged). It probably also takes into account yaw and some other factors. It does a very good job of determining what gear you should go to depending on the throttle input, and will even tell you to skip gears, or downshift if necessary. It's also instantaneous. I love it and it's made a big difference for me.
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