View Single Post
      04-29-2012, 02:55 PM   #7
PrinceBarin
Major
28

 
Drives: 430D
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Birmingham, UK


Posts: 1,279
iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by kiforrest
Different gear change mapping in my opinion. I have driven both and the sports auto is more aggressive I.e. changes down quicker, plus it provides the sports plus mode which means the car will hang on to a gear without changing up/down without human intervention when in the sports plus mode
Out of interest, is the Sport transmission similarly aggressive in both modes? I am guessing you would drain a lot of fuel if it was. I am aware that the sport auto holds the changes in Sport mode which is pretty cool, but I wondered if it was still more aggressively mapped in standard mode when compared to the standard box.

Would be great if someone could get some facts & stats from BMW on the real differences between these transmissions.