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Old 09-17-2012, 08:13 AM
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SAT Transmission - Will it hold gears in Manual mode?

Just wondering about this. I have the SAT transmission and wanted to know if you are in Manual mode, will the car upshift for you when you hit redline or will it just keep bouncing off the rev limiter?

My car is still in its break in period so i can't test this out yet.

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Old 09-17-2012, 04:18 PM
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why would you want to bounce off the rev limiter? When I had my 535 w/Sport auto (terrible option btw) if you moved the lever over to the left it would hold that gear, unless you slammed on the brakes or slowed down significantly.
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Old 09-17-2012, 07:24 PM
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Never said I wanted it to do that.... Just wanted to know if it did.

Personally I think the SAT is one of the best autos I've driven. It has alittle manual feel to it.

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Old 09-17-2012, 08:02 PM
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It will shift near the redline, but it's a sport auto so you should shift it yourself, it's more fun that way.
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Old 09-17-2012, 08:34 PM
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Never said I wanted it to do that.... Just wanted to know if it did.

Personally I think the SAT is one of the best autos I've driven. It has alittle manual feel to it.

Alan
You are driving the ZF 8 spd controlled by BMWs terrible software mapping. The SAT at speeds feels great and paddle shifts downshift super quick and smooth. Accelerating from a stop is a whole other story.
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True for some F10's but not all. It sounds most prevalent in 535s though.
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Old 09-18-2012, 06:49 AM
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True for some F10's but not all. It sounds most prevalent in 535s though.
I really think that issue only happens to people who granny their cars through the break in period. Now the car is adjusted to that driving style, my car doesn't seem to have that issue at all.
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