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Old 04-22-2013, 11:20 AM
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Is there some easy way to shift from Manual to Auto without moving the gear selector lever around? Suppose I'm in Auto (gear selector to the right) and I use the paddle to downshift to a lower gear. The system automatically puts me into M mode while the gearshift remains to the right. How do I get the car back into Auto? Do I have to slide the lever to the left and again to the right? In my C63 it was as simple as holding a paddle or the gear lever momentarily. Sorry if this has been answered a thousand times. Let's make it a thousand and one.
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Old 04-22-2013, 11:39 AM
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If the shift lever is to the right (D mode) and you use the paddles, the transmission will shift to your selected gear for a short period of time (varies depending on throttle position) then will go back to Auto mode by itself.

If you have the shift lever to the left (DS or Manual modes) and use the paddles, it will stay in manual mode until you move it back to the right.
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If the shift lever is to the right (D mode) and you use the paddles, the transmission will shift to your selected gear for a short period of time (varies depending on throttle position) then will go back to Auto mode by itself.

If you have the shift lever to the left (DS or Manual modes) and use the paddles, it will stay in manual mode until you move it back to the right.
So, assuming the lever is to the right in D mode and I use a paddle to go to M, there is no way for me to force the system back to D before it would do so itself automatically unless I slide the lever to the left and back to the right? If so, that blows. It would be nice if holding the + paddle for 1.5 seconds would put it back to D.
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So, assuming the lever is to the right in D mode and I use a paddle to go to M, there is no way for me to force the system back to D before it would do so itself automatically unless I slide the lever to the left and back to the right? If so, that blows. It would be nice if holding the + paddle for 1.5 seconds would put it back to D.
That's correct. You can either wait the 5 to 30 seconds until it does it automatically, or you can do the "shift-left / shift-right". The time of the delay is shorter if you're near where the car wants the gear to be, longer if you're further away from its desired gear.
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Is there some easy way to shift from Manual to Auto without moving the gear selector lever around? Suppose I'm in Auto (gear selector to the right) and I use the paddle to downshift to a lower gear. The system automatically puts me into M mode while the gearshift remains to the right. How do I get the car back into Auto? Do I have to slide the lever to the left and again to the right? In my C63 it was as simple as holding a paddle or the gear lever momentarily. Sorry if this has been answered a thousand times. Let's make it a thousand and one.

Step + paddles = 5 modes, none of which do what you want.

Hey. Were you aware the paddles worked in both shift stick positions when you purchased?
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Lets try this again but without all the insults, etc. We have plenty of female BMW owners and enthusiasts here. Lets avoid referring to something in a gender discriminating way. There are plenty of other ways to express your dislike for something.

EDIT - In re-reading the OPs question I see no reason to have this thread play host to a manual vs auto discussion. I don't believe that is what the OP asked about, if you want to have that discussion start another thread or jump into one of the hundreds about the issues that already exist.

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