View Single Post
  #4  
Old 10-03-2010, 10:34 AM
markl53's Avatar
markl53 markl53 is offline
bimmerfest Supporting Member
Location: Gaithersburg, MD
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Posts: 5,486
Mein Auto: 2011 535i
In regular "D" mode, I find the auto trans likes to stay at very low rpm's when driving "gently". I leave mine in "DS" mode a good part of the time to keep the revs up a little more and let the engine exercise a bit. I'm coming from 12 years of driving manuals and typically, driving a manual keeps the engine at higher revs, this is not necessarily a bad thing during break-in. You don't want to never let the engine breathe a little and get to 4500 rpm a few times.
__________________
BMW-CCA
Bimmerfest Supporting Member



2014 535i Individual | Azurite Black/Amaro Brown Merino | Premium | Cold | PDC | Rear Camera | Anthracite Hdr
Prior: 2011 535i AT | Black Sapphire/Cinnamon | Premium | Heated Sts | Nav | Sirius | Anthracite Hdr & Trim
Prior: 2008 335i 6MT Sedan | Black Sapphire/Terra Leather | Premium | Cold | CA | OEM Alarm
Prior: 2005 330i 6MT | Black Sapphire/Sand Leather | Premium | Cold | UGO | OEM Alarm
Reply With Quote