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Old 05-01-2012, 02:55 PM
snowboardjoe snowboardjoe is offline
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Originally Posted by lbjgh View Post
I've found no reference of that in the manual.

Can you post a link verifying this cybernetic skill?
I don't think they spell that out in the manual anymore. My 2003 has the adaptive function as well and was standard on all automatic transmissions. Over time it does adapt to your driving habits (spirited vs. easy going, etc.). Adjustments are pretty subtle over time.

In my first year I had an igniter problem causing multiple cylinder misfires. I limped into the BMW to fix the problem. To get there I had to apply a lot more gas to get reasonable acceleration. After I picked up the car the automatic was completely out of adjustment with the restoral of normal engine power. It was quite jerky the first 5 miles and then it adjusted itself to more normal shift points and throttle response. Took several days before it was back to normal. Disconnecting the battery for a few minutes would have reset this back to factory defaults and made things smoother.

Trust me, it's there. I think they called it Adaptive Automatic Transmission. I'll see if it's in my old manual.
Joe Morris
2014 328xi GT (prem, tech, cold, conv, Msport)
2013 X3 28i (prem, tech, cold1&2, conv, hud) - Died Mar 2017
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