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E63 / E64 6 Series (2003 - 2013)
The E63/E64 BMW 6 Series builds on BMW's sporty heritage with aggressive lines and an incredible motor to back the design up. Available in coupe and convertible trims with a standard 4.8 liter engine producing 360 horsepower and 360 lb-ft of torque, the 6-series is a popular choice that exceeds expectations.

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Old 12-26-2005, 11:38 PM
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newbie question..thottle bump?

Im sorry for asking all these questions, since I just purchased this car used at 9000 miles... I noticed that if you full throttle the gas petal, about 80 % down, it "sticks" or has a "bump" then you have to press harder to go all the way down.
Is this normal...do u guys have this too?
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Old 12-27-2005, 02:03 AM
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That's the kickdown "button". All auto's have that i think. I suppose you have an auto 6er right?
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Smile Kickback...

Yeah Baby, once you feel the kickback you are in BMW Zone. This is normal for all BMW's.

I have not experienced this in other cars; American and Japanese, no kickback.

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Old 12-27-2005, 10:07 AM
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That's the kickdown "button". All auto's have that i think. I suppose you have an auto 6er right?
Good to hear its normal. Thought that my throttle cable may have a kink in it

Yup..its a steptronic auto. Now why would they do this? Its not even close to the red zone on the rpm. Dont understand the principle on the kickback or bump.

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Old 12-27-2005, 08:23 PM
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Actually called "kickdown" and is in the manual. Intended purpose is for maximum acceleration. Your crusin' along at 2000 RPM in 6th gear, you want to accelerate rapidly to pass, step down past the throttle resistance point and you "kickdown" to 5th gear to put you in a higher RPM (torque) band for more power. Same if you were only in 5th gear and did the same thing, then it would kick down to 4th gear and so on...


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Good to hear its normal. Thought that my throttle cable may have a kink in it

Yup..its a steptronic auto. Now why would they do this? Its not even close to the red zone on the rpm. Dont understand the principle on the kickback or bump.

Thanks for all the responses again! U guys are awesome.
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