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: O8 535xi Manual vs Automatic

07-12-2012, 07:01 AM
Does it benefit the car in anyway by driving in manual or automatic..??

07-12-2012, 09:15 AM
'D' automatic provides the best gas mileage through lower RPMs, 'DS' automatic provides the better response time through later shift points and hence higher RPMs and 'full' manual is the most fun but usually poorest gas mileage. While I'm sure none will harm the car, lower RPMs would tend to favour the 'D' automatic, but I doubt there is a measureable way to tell.

07-12-2012, 10:03 AM
Thanks...I did notice a difference in the gas mileage .