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Old 02-02-2013, 02:21 PM
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Congrats on the new BMW! I guess I'm kind of used to mine, after driving manual BMW's previously. But I have driven many other automatic cars. Anyway, I don't usually feel each downshift while coasting to a stop, maybe the shift to 2nd. Tell you the truth, I never paid much attention to the revs during this coast down, I can keep and eye on it and report back. Is your basic idle normal, what like 750 rpm? It sounds almost like you're in a fast idle condition so these downshifts would be more noticeable. I'm sure you'll get a lot of other replies in a few minutes . Then the thread will digress into the "issue" of the transmission "jerk" while starting off from a rolling stop, etc.
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