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Ultrasonic
10-29-2009, 01:35 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:

Thanks!

09 750i Sport Package

bruno787
10-29-2009, 04:01 PM
my 7 does it too but its barely noticeable, as does my 7speed benz.

esk
10-29-2009, 06:02 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.

Ultrasonic
11-03-2009, 10:04 AM
I am getting used to the car now, and am warming up to it. I hope to post pix soon.

Ultrasonic
11-03-2009, 10:08 AM
http://216.77.188.54/coDataImages/p/Groups/65/65407/folders/304099/2432689BMW00.JPG

esk
11-03-2009, 01:12 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!