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Old 01-04-2013, 03:34 PM
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Originally Posted by greyX1 View Post
Just a quick note for reference: there is still substantial tip-in lag when driving in "M" mode. Meaning when stopped at a stop sign, manually shifting into 1st, the engine still hesitates to accelerate, although the hesitation is not as long as in D mode. It's about the same in M as DS. Still much too much lag for me. But my other car has the pedal connected to the throttle body with a physical cable - so that is what I'm used to. ECO PRO is a joke. Maaaaaaybe if driving on a long trip on a flat freeway with cruise control on. Otherwise why buy the BMW in the first place - just to impress the neighbors?
Yes the lag is unacceptable. Maybe acceptable for a Toyota Prius, but not a BMW.

You should bring it back to the dealer to check whether there are any software updates for your x1.

But at the meantime, you can try this throttle adaptation reset procedure:
1. Keep your foot off the brake and hit the start/stop button.
2. Hold the gas pedal down (all the way down) for 5 seconds.
3. Switch off the car while holding the pedal down.
4. Done

You should see a slight improvement.

Last edited by douggie; 01-04-2013 at 03:36 PM.
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