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Old 05-13-2015, 01:16 PM
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Question for 335i automatic owners

Does your car downshift all the way to 1st when coming to a stop? Or does it stay in second? Or does 1st vs 2nd depend on whether you're in sport or DS mode?

I know the 328 goes to 1st, but not sure on the 335. My old e92 would stay in 2nd which I prefer due to less jerkiness.
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Old 05-13-2015, 09:18 PM
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Not sure but it definitely isn't jerky when starting from standstill. I guess I could put it into S mode and see how it goes, but that probably is more aggressive and would definitely start in first.
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Old 05-13-2015, 10:13 PM
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Not sure but it definitely isn't jerky when starting from standstill. I guess I could put it into S mode and see how it goes, but that probably is more aggressive and would definitely start in first.

When you're stopped in regular D mode and click the upshift paddle does the gear indicator say 2 or 3?
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Old 05-13-2015, 11:40 PM
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Pretty sure it says 2, but I'll double check tomorrow morning.
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Old 05-14-2015, 11:34 AM
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Yup. When I shift up it shows M2.
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Old 05-14-2015, 02:48 PM
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Yup. When I shift up it shows M2.

Hmm- I think that might mean it was in 1 before shifting
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I tested this the other day in Eco pro mode. And I counted the amount of times it up shift. Pretty sure it started in 1st gear. Now it up shifts hella soon and is always looking for the highest gear
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Hmm- I think that might mean it was in 1 before shifting
The way to tell for sure is to drive in D + comfort mode. Come to a full stop. Move your gear lever over to S. If you feel a clunk, that the tranny downshifting from 2nd to 1st, which means your comfort mode is stopping in 2nd.

I'm pretty sure the 8AT normally stops in 2nd in comfort/non-sport, and 1st in sport mode. I personally do find the downshifting while coming to a stop (and slow driving at parking lot speeds) to be noticeably more jerky and annoying than previous BMW autos that I've owned.
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Old 05-16-2015, 05:12 AM
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The way to tell for sure is to drive in D + comfort mode. Come to a full stop. Move your gear lever over to S. If you feel a clunk, that the tranny downshifting from 2nd to 1st, which means your comfort mode is stopping in 2nd.



I'm pretty sure the 8AT normally stops in 2nd in comfort/non-sport, and 1st in sport mode. I personally do find the downshifting while coming to a stop (and slow driving at parking lot speeds) to be noticeably more jerky and annoying than previous BMW autos that I've owned.

In other cars I've driven with the 8at like the audi a4, it definitely stops in 2nd. The only 8 speed bmw I've driven where that's the case is the 550. Wasn't sure about the 335 (my old 6 speed e92 started in 2nd) but it sounds like it also starts in 1st regardless of mode.

That slight jerkiness really annoys the cr*p out of me. Kind of like a subtle rattle where once you notice it you can't un-notice it.


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I have a 2015 automatic 335i. In all driving modes, the transmission is always in 1st gear when stopped, either in D or S.
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Old 05-17-2015, 12:26 PM
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I have a 2015 automatic 335i. In all driving modes, the transmission is always in 1st gear when stopped, either in D or S.

Bummer. Kind of figured though.
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Old 05-17-2015, 12:30 PM
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I actually like that. If the car stopped in 2nd and I wanted a fast acceleration, it would downshift hardly to 1st.

When I'm using manual mode, I like to leave a red signal in 2nd and full gas. It's a much smoother acceleration and still very fast.
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Old 05-17-2015, 01:45 PM
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I actually like that. If the car stopped in 2nd and I wanted a fast acceleration, it would downshift hardly to 1st.



When I'm using manual mode, I like to leave a red signal in 2nd and full gas. It's a much smoother acceleration and still very fast.



My old e92 335 would never downshift to 1st even under hard acceleration.

I also manually up shift to 2nd at lights but it's annoying to always have to do it. Plus it downshift at 5mph (even in manual mode) not when fully stopped so I always feel like I'm fighting it
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Thinking more about that, actually I'd like the 335i to always start in 2nd in comfort mode. The car would be much smoother. This engine throws so much torque in low rpm that most people wouldn't even notice the difference.
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Old 05-17-2015, 08:18 PM
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Thinking more about that, actually I'd like the 335i to always start in 2nd in comfort mode. The car would be much smoother. This engine throws so much torque in low rpm that most people wouldn't even notice the difference.

Exactly. 1st is overkill. I'm fine if they want to do it in DS mode but it's completely unnecessary to do all the time
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