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Old 08-15-2014, 08:57 AM
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M Sports But No Paddle Shift

Has anyone seen a 2013 M sport package but does not come with a paddle shift on the steering wheel? I thought it was odd that an M sport package always came with paddle shift?

Regarding the paddle shift, often do you use it, and is it a necessity? Thanks.
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Old 08-15-2014, 09:06 AM
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At least for the F01/02, paddle shifters aren't included with the MSport package. However, I believe these cars can be special-ordered with this feature.
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Has anyone seen a 2013 M sport package but does not come with a paddle shift on the steering wheel? I thought it was odd that an M sport package always came with paddle shift?

Regarding the paddle shift, often do you use it, and is it a necessity? Thanks.
As I recall there were a certain number of 2013 models of Msport packages that had the wrong steering wheel ordered at the factory (there was a pretty big discussion about this).

http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/sho...+wheel+paddles

In regards to how often it is an individual choice, some members here use them 24/7, I use them about 5% of the time (only when I click over to sport + and do some spirited driving (windy roads etc), V/r, Tim.
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Old 08-15-2014, 09:27 AM
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Thank you for the link! I had always assume that M sport package on the 7ers included the shift paddle. I have looked at over 100 2013 and there were two that did not have it. Of course, the two vehicle belonged to the same owner who ordered three 750s at the same time (probably to lease out). Anybody use the sift paddle religiously or is it a feature similar to the night vision . . . cool to have but don't use it that much . . . but when used, it is super nice.
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Thank you for the link! I had always assume that M sport package on the 7ers included the shift paddle. I have looked at over 100 2013 and there were two that did not have it. Of course, the two vehicle belonged to the same owner who ordered three 750s at the same time (probably to lease out). Anybody use the sift paddle religiously or is it a feature similar to the night vision . . . cool to have but don't use it that much . . . but when used, it is super nice.
For what it's worth, I came to my F01 from an M6 that was equipped with the SMG and paddles which I used religiously on that car and did not miss using them in the least with my 7 Series. I always drove my MSport 750i xDrive in Sport mode and could not have been happier with it.
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My '13 750i has them. Pulled the invoice and the paddles were listed as part of the M-Sport package. I much prefer putting the gear selector in manual mode.
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To my understanding on this matter, if the car is equipped with the COLD WEATHER PACKAGE, (heated steering wheel, ect..) you lose the paddles. If you dont have heated wheel, then u have paddles with Msport ofcourse.
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To my understanding on this matter, if the car is equipped with the COLD WEATHER PACKAGE, (heated steering wheel, ect..) you lose the paddles. If you dont have heated wheel, then u have paddles with Msport ofcourse.

I have cold weather - why in California they ordered that I don't know, but mine has paddles with the CW Pkg.


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I have cold weather - why in California they ordered that I don't know, but mine has paddles with the CW Pkg.


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Then I guess my theory is wrong. Seen it in another thread somewhere.
Had paddle shifters in my 740li...Used twice, and never touched them again. I found putting it into sport+ was just as fun. And like you I assumed the paddle shifters were automatically included with the M sport package. But honestly, as long as you got the M wheel, which is thicker, that was a the bigger plus for me. I loved the way that wheel felt.
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But honestly, as long as you got the M wheel, which is thicker, that was a the bigger plus for me. I loved the way that wheel felt.
Agree completely!
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Somehow I miss my individual wheel with piano wood insert.

I still move my finger along the wheel try to touch the wood when

I drive my car now, and of course it's gone lol.
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M Sports But No Paddle Shift

Paddles were not available in 2009-2012 unless you got an Alpina.

2013-2014 Paddles were standard on M-Sport cars but were not an option on non-M-Sports.

Paddle option has nothing to do with the cold weather package.

I use my paddles daily now that I have them. I love em.


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