Originally Posted by jphughan
- It defaults to DISABLED on startup on US cars, but I've heard other markets default to having it ENABLED, such as Australia. Not sure about Canada, UK, Germany, etc but I'm curious if anyone knows for sure.
I drove my Canadian spec M3 in Europe 6 weeks ago and it had this feature. The default position was disabled on vehicle startup. You have to engage it if you want the feature.
One thing I did find interesting happened on a busy street in heavy traffic. I was backing out of a parking space and a bike went by behind me. I slammed on the brakes fast enough to stall it and when I pushed the clutch in and shifted to first the car autostarted. This allowed me to get out of the way faster without having to reach for the starter.