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Old 06-22-2013, 07:49 PM
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Do you feel your F01/F02 downshifts?

Hello everyone.
About a month ago I picked up a 09 750i sport.
Love the car I'm just having one concern with it
When coasting to a stop, say from 50mph or so and coming to a stop do you feel your car down shift every gear? No matter if I'm in Comfort,normal or in any of the sport modes I can feel each downshift. It isn't a slam or isn't very aggressive but its there. It almost feels like I'm always in a sport mode even in comfort.
Just curious if this is typical of how the 7 series drives?
I believe my E60 has the same exact ZF 6-speed transmission but I don't feel downshifts in it.
Had the dealer do the software upgrade that was suppose to help it out but it didnt seems to make any difference.
Car has 32k miles and is still under the factory warranty before the CPO kicks in at the end of the year. if there is a problem would like to try and get it fixed soon
Just wondering if this is typical or should I have it looked at

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Old 06-22-2013, 10:05 PM
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I cant remember how to, but if you search these forums you should try resetting the adaptive transmission, that might be the culprit. Or you can go to the dealer and have them do it too.

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Old 06-23-2013, 04:48 AM
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I feel the same thing on my car and it's a 2011. I've come to live with it because I actually felt something similar on my e92. I did mention it to my dealer a few months ago when I went in for a service but they couldn't replicate the problem.
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Old 06-23-2013, 09:45 AM
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Do you feel your F01/F02 downshifts?

My car does the same thing and it is a 2009 750i Sport. I had the same problem in my 2004 745i. Mine is particularly harsh on the 2-1 downshift. Dealer says it is normal but I may push for a new transmission before going out of warranty.

You can clear the transmission adaptation values yourself by pushing the start button once without touching the brake pedal. Then push the accelerator pedal to the floor for exactly 25 seconds. After this time you can put your foot on the brake and start the car. You should find that your shifts are much smoother.


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Old 06-23-2013, 07:39 PM
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Thanks for the responses.
Sorry i should have mentioned That I've tried the transmission adaption a few times. Doesn't seem to do anything for the down shifts. I do it all the time for my e60
I drove a 2013 528i loaner with 8k miles that down shifted similar even though it has the 8 speed trans instead of the 6 speed.
Anyone that doesnt at all feel their cars downshift? If its normal ill have to live with it lol

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Old 06-23-2013, 07:40 PM
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Old 06-23-2013, 08:50 PM
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I think I feel downshifts around 40 mph and again down at 20 mph. Not sure what gears these are going into, I assume 4th and then 3rd?

I drove manual transmissions for over 30 yrs, am not sure whether auto's are supposed to downshift or wait for you to reengage the throttle. It does impede the car's ability to coast quite a bit, which can be annoying or useful.
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Old 06-23-2013, 09:42 PM
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I feel it in mine, even my passengers feel it in heavy traffic between 1st and 2nd
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Old 06-23-2013, 09:49 PM
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Do you feel your F01/F02 downshifts?

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You need to get some Mtec V2 angel eye bulbs and lose that yellow look. Car looks great though. Exactly like mine. Is your interior black too?


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Old 06-23-2013, 09:59 PM
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You need to get some Mtec V2 angel eye bulbs and lose that yellow look. Car looks great though. Exactly like mine. Is your interior black too?


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Stan your car looks great, I love those 252 style wheels on a Black 7er, welcome
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Old 06-23-2013, 10:36 PM
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I feel it in mine, even my passengers feel it in heavy traffic between 1st and 2nd
I was referring to downshifts. From my experience with manuals, its pretty hard to downshift into 1st gear without a jerk unless you are near a stop.

I assume our cars do not shift into 1st unless under 10 mph?
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Old 06-23-2013, 11:57 PM
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It's your 1st and or second gear coupling, covered under warranty. It happened in my e65 and they changed the 1st gear coupling. I sold the car and three months later, the second coupling gave and they needed to replace the whole transmission. BMW covered it under the CPO warranty.

Take it to a BMW tech and see if that's what it is. If you're out of warranty, it can end up being very costly.
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Old 06-25-2013, 05:59 AM
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I was referring to downshifts. From my experience with manuals, its pretty hard to downshift into 1st gear without a jerk unless you are near a stop.

I assume our cars do not shift into 1st unless under 10 mph?
Our cars do not shift into 1st gear at all, if it's in comfort/normal mode. Always in 2nd gear minimum.

If in sport, it still goes into 2nd gear until standstill and only then shifts to 1st.
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Old 06-25-2013, 11:46 AM
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Do you feel your F01/F02 downshifts?

Interesting. Mine must be a problem with the 3-2 shift then.


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Old 06-25-2013, 09:27 PM
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Our cars do not shift into 1st gear at all, if it's in comfort/normal mode. Always in 2nd gear minimum.

If in sport, it still goes into 2nd gear until standstill and only then shifts to 1st.
Is there a way to tell what gear the car is in when in D mode? I'm always half wondering.
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Old 06-26-2013, 02:28 AM
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Is there a way to tell what gear the car is in when in D mode? I'm always half wondering.
Not that I know of. I kind of learned to guess the right gear though, it's not so hard. A display would be nice anyway. Maybe some programming gurus know a way to enable that.
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Old 06-26-2013, 04:51 AM
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You need to get some Mtec V2 angel eye bulbs and lose that yellow look. Car looks great though. Exactly like mine. Is your interior black too?


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Yea it has black interior
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Old 06-26-2013, 06:45 AM
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I beleive mine has the same issues in 2 & 3. In normal driving it seems to stumble or shift awkwardly. In spirited driving, it seems to hold the gear too long and wind out, losing torque. I'm a recent Benz convert, so I thought I was just used to their shift pattern. However, I do like the fact that I can make a pass without worrying about if the car is going to ownshift or not... like I had to in the Benz.
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Old 06-26-2013, 12:19 PM
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My car has flowmaster exhaust on it and I absolutely love the sound when it down shifts. I feel every gear but the sound of the exhaust when my windows are down with people are in my car is awesome. always getting compliments!

Also, I feel the downshift but not like my E66 for whatever reason. Its smooth until it goes into first (if it does). Sometimes when I start driving after a stop it may still be in second.
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Old 06-26-2013, 06:45 PM
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My car has flowmaster exhaust on it and I absolutely love the sound when it down shifts. I feel every gear but the sound of the exhaust when my windows are down with people are in my car is awesome. always getting compliments!

Also, I feel the downshift but not like my E66 for whatever reason. Its smooth until it goes into first (if it does). Sometimes when I start driving after a stop it may still be in second.
You have a video clip? if not can you make one Would love to hear aftermarket exhaust on a 7er, i was thinking about getting electrical cutouts for a bit of roar.
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Old 06-27-2013, 01:44 PM
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I will see what I can do. there is a drone in the car but its not bad by any means. Once your over 60 or so its completely gone. Think is sounds like an S63 with the rumble I have.
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Old 07-02-2013, 08:27 PM
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Yes. I can feel it. Exact same problem as in my 2003 E66 760Li before the F01 750i x-drive. I think it's the same transmission-- six speed auto slushbox. Probably with the same plastic pan, but that's hijacking the thread. I have just decided that there is no such thing as a butter smooth (BMW) automatic transmission. I think the cure would be to go to a car that has a manual transmission, which would mean a 5 or another sedan that offers it. But, again, hijacking the thread here, the vibrating idle, which has superseded the vibrating wheels, is more annoying than the shift points in the autobox. I can't wait to unload this car-- luckily it is a lease and I can do just that.

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