View Single Post
      01-16-2014, 01:08 PM   #14
SomeRandomer123
Colonel
 
SomeRandomer123's Avatar
 
Drives: F30 328i Luxury - Sport Auto
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Lancashire, North West England, UK

Posts: 2,538
iTrader: (0)

Quote:
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.

HighlandPete
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.
__________________

Gone: 2006 BMW E60 520d SE 6MT
Gone: 2009 BMW E90-LCI 330d SE 6MT
Current: 2012 F30 328i Luxury 8AT
My 328i initial thoughts + media!http://www.f30post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=712673
SomeRandomer123 is offline   England
0
Reply With Quote