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: Noticeable Transmission Downshifting

10-29-2009, 12:35 PM
I just purchased my car yesterday, and noticed that I can feel the transmission downshifting when coasting. I'm not sure if it is normal.

My last daily driver was a Ford Fusion Hybrid (no flames pls) and it had a smooth CVT. I am used to coasting to save gas.

I have been using the Normal or Comfort setting.

Does anyone else have this concern? :dunno:


09 750i Sport Package

10-29-2009, 03:01 PM
my 7 does it too but its barely noticeable, as does my 7speed benz.

10-29-2009, 05:02 PM
I've had my car for nearly two weeks and noticed it too in the beginning, but barely notice it now. To me, it felt like transmission braking on deceleration. Frankly, I like it as I feel it gives the car a sporty character.

11-03-2009, 09:04 AM
I am getting used to the car now, and am warming up to it. I hope to post pix soon.

11-03-2009, 09:08 AM

11-03-2009, 12:12 PM
Very nice! I envy guys like you that live in warm climates that can keep your cars looking perfect year 'round and don't have to worry about snow tires!