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      01-16-2014, 10:27 AM   #9
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Originally Posted by Waitey View Post
Kick down is triggered by the rate in which the throttle is depressed, not by a switch generally.
You'll get down changes for sure with speed of throttle movement, but the idea is you can use WOT, say in Drive using step' mode without a change down. You can then deliberately pass the WOT position to get a kick-down. It has been like this for years with BMW autos.

Remember a full (aggressive) kick-down in the 8-speed can block change from 8th to 2nd gear in one move. That is one "wake up" manoeuvre you want to control.