This sounds like a lesser version of the great transmission debacle you can read in the older X3 of 2007 on up. You are correct in presuming it is designed to save gas. I literally have a binder now over an inch thick of affadavits from other owners when I was trying to make BMWNA admit and fix the problem.
Originally Posted by TJPark01
that's how I interpret it.
I can go on for hours on this, but most drive by wire systems suffer this symptom to one degree or another.
I am betting once Dinan releases the "Chip" for the N55 egine that they currently use in the 335 it will erase this issue completely. I have spoken to Steve and his staff and unlike the earlier X3's engine which was just for the X3 they are going to develop one for this MY as it is used in other BMW paltforms and therefore a good ROI for their reaserch and development.
Thank you for a very definitive perspective on this new car issue with drive by wire acceleration issues.
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