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Old 06-17-2017, 06:31 AM
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2013 328i Laggy Throttle Response In First?

Hello guys,

Before I start, I do want to say that yes I did search all over the web prior to making this post but a lot of the threads are really dated and the responses seem to be quite varied so I am trying to just see if there is any new community consensus on how to address this issue

I am not a BMW guy myself, but I am a car enthusiast, and have recently had the privilege of driving my friend's 328i every now and then. Despite it being an "entry level" BMW, it's clearly a caliber above its Japanese counterparts but I wont get into that now...

I have noticed that the throttle response in first gear when starting from a dig is abysmal. It's actually alarming just how poor it is. A moderate application of the throttle yields a very delayed response where the car takes about 2-3 seconds to rev up to 2-3k in 1st before shifting and then taking off like a rocket. It's very strange and kind of annoying

Based on what I could find in older threads, some people are saying that this is a result of the "smart" or "adaptive" transmission which essentially tailors the shifting based on your driving habits. The car was purchased pre-owned so if the prior owner was one of those people that drove super slow, then perhaps this would explain it. From what I understand, I need a transmission reset to resolve this?
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Old 06-17-2017, 10:30 AM
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One basic question is did you have the trans in sport mode vs drive? Definitely makes a difference in responsiveness.
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