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Old 11-29-2012, 02:42 PM
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The DMV considers coasting as "unsafe". Here's an excerpt from a section on the driving test: "As you approach the turn: ...Slow down smoothly, change gears as needed to keep power, but do not coast unsafely. Unsafe coasting occurs when your vehicle is out of gear for more than the length of your vehicle.": http://www.dmv.ca.gov/pubs/cdl_htm/sec13.htm.

Well, that, technically, makes any shift at speed "unsafe coasting".

The 3-series is 182 in long (E90), which means, that at 60 mph, you would need to change gears within 0.17 seconds to ensure you are not "unsafely coasting" as per the description above.



Now, I get it, this probably refers to slowing down, but even at 35 mph, you would need to shift gears within 0.3 seconds! Downshift, none-the-less! Good luck, boys and girls and I want to hear some nice rev-matched, below 300 milliseconds downshifts on my way home.
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