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      01-16-2014, 02:08 PM   #14
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Drives: F30 328i Luxury - Sport Auto
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Lancashire, North West England, UK

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Originally Posted by HighlandPete View Post
I sense it is more for those who want to simply drive in 'D' and use the full auto mode, driven like that the fastest overtake is best served with a kick-down.

I don't use kick-down that often, far less in the 8-speed than in the days of the 5-speed. I'll use the paddles to give me the gear I want. But if I'm in lazy drive mode, I'll just kick-down for a fast overtake.

Must say I do like the option to be there, as it does have a definite and useful function.

Interesting, Comfort and D is me. Rarely use the paddles. I just give it a bit on the throttle and it drops a few gears for quick overtake or just kick-down if I really wanna fly past. Sometimes just knock it into D/S (M/S) for the quicker changes.

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Current: 2012 F30 328i Luxury 8AT
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