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E82 / E88 1 Series (2008 - 2013)
BMWs throw back to the iconic 2002, with a renewed form and function. The smallest car in BMW's line up but still packs a punch. Available in coupe or convertible, powered by either an inline 6 in the 128 or the twin turbo rocket sled 135.

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Old 11-14-2011, 03:14 PM
Titanscout Titanscout is offline
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SCCA question

On a 2012 135i w/ 7 speed DCT

If you put the 7 speed DCT in manual, then use the paddle shifter to up-shift to 2nd, will the transmission hold second by using a limiter, or will the car up-shift to 3rd automatically to protect the engine?

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Chris
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Old 11-15-2011, 05:37 AM
JimD1 JimD1 is offline
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Chris,

My only experience with the BMW DCT was in a M3 at M school but I got yelled at (over walkie talkie) for repeatedly bumping the rev limiter. I don't think it will shift in manual until you tell it to. The rev limiter protects the engine.

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Old 11-15-2011, 08:06 AM
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Jim

Thanks for your reply.

That's exactly what I was hoping for.

In SCCA you rarely get over 60MPH, so I would rather that the car hold 2nd. If, on occasion, I hit the limiter, that is ok.

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