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Old 08-24-2014, 01:39 PM
Bagel215 Bagel215 is offline
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Question Driving in DS Mode Questions

I apologize if this is has been asked numerous times but i recently got a 2008 328xi about a week and a half ago and i had a couple of questions, also these are "newbie" questions. I want to drive is DS Mode but i'm not sure when to change gears, like to up-shift or downshift, because i'm tired of getting throttle delay when i accelerate form a complete stop. My second question is do i have to change the gears manually once i change into DS Mode. I know, I know these are newbie questions but i just want to know the basics. Thanks!
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Old 08-24-2014, 02:15 PM
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When you move the gearshift to the left, your display screen should read that you're in DS mode. As long as you don't move the gearshift up or down, you'll stay in the "auto" DS mode. There will be no delay between pressing down on the accelerator and actually feeling the acceleration, and you won't have to worry about changing the gears.

Once you move the gearshift up or down, you enter the "manual" DS mode. You would press the gearshift away from you to down shift, and pull it towards you to up shift. It helps if you've driven a manual before; you'd know when to shift then. Otherwise, you just need to feel it. Don't let it rev too high, and try to downshift as you're slowing down. There are built-in safety measures that will prevent you from over-revving/stalling out the car.
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Old 08-24-2014, 02:50 PM
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I apologize if this is has been asked numerous times but i recently got a 2008 328xi about a week and a half ago and i had a couple of questions, also these are "newbie" questions. I want to drive is DS Mode but i'm not sure when to change gears, like to up-shift or downshift, because i'm tired of getting throttle delay when i accelerate form a complete stop. My second question is do i have to change the gears manually once i change into DS Mode. I know, I know these are newbie questions but i just want to know the basics. Thanks!

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Old 08-24-2014, 02:59 PM
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When you move the gearshift to the left, your display screen should read that you're in DS mode. As long as you don't move the gearshift up or down, you'll stay in the "auto" DS mode. There will be no delay between pressing down on the accelerator and actually feeling the acceleration, and you won't have to worry about changing the gears.

Once you move the gearshift up or down, you enter the "manual" DS mode. You would press the gearshift away from you to down shift, and pull it towards you to up shift. It helps if you've driven a manual before; you'd know when to shift then. Otherwise, you just need to feel it. Don't let it rev too high, and try to downshift as you're slowing down. There are built-in safety measures that will prevent you from over-revving/stalling out the car.
Simple, detailed, and straight to the point! Now i get it, Thanks so much bro.
Also thanks for everyone who else replied!
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