BMW M3 Forum (E90 E92)

BMW Garage BMW Meets Register Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Go Back   M3Post - BMW M3 Forum > BIMMERPOST Universal Forums > General BMW News and Cars Discussion
Steve Thomas BMW
Post Reply
Thread Tools Search this Thread
      10-15-2010, 02:34 AM   #1
Enlisted Member
Drives: 2007 328i
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: palm coast, fl

Posts: 33
iTrader: (0)

2008 335i Steptronic question

When using the steptronic and slowing down to a stoplight, etc I usually just let the car downshift itself. It feels hard on the transmission to force the downshifts. Is this proper, to let it downshift itself, or is there a better way?
scuuder3 is offline  
Appreciate 0
Reply With Quote
      10-15-2010, 02:51 AM   #2
Novator's Avatar
Drives: '04 E46 M3
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Beaufort, SC

Posts: 715
iTrader: (2)

Garage List
2004 BMW M3  [4.00]
You can downshift yourself, if you go too low a gear it will display what you wanted for a second before adjusting to what the engine thinks is acceptable. For the most part the engine doesn't interfere and when it does 75% of the time its protecting the engine.
Novator is offline   United_States
Appreciate 0
Reply With Quote
Post Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:27 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.0
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.,,,,,,,,, logo and trademark are properties of BIMMERPOST