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      10-05-2017, 11:38 AM   #1585
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Originally Posted by Orion4 View Post
Interesting. Ny 2013 335i with Steptronic/Paddles does not do that either in Sport or Comfort.
On my 2017 340i xDrive, pulling on right paddle for 1-2 secs will return it into D if it was in a gear previously selected by paddle shift. Pulling on left paddle for 1-2 secs will downshift into lowest gear possible.

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      10-07-2017, 01:00 AM   #1586
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Originally Posted by marcu View Post
It's a 2018 change, also noted in the release notes for 2018 models
It's a 2017 change. When I picked up my F31 in Munich the delivery guy advised me of the change. He said most BMW driver's disliked the stalk always bouncing back to center position and caused driver confusion to learn. Therefore the axed it.

I had the new style in my 2013 X3 and it did take me a bit to get comfortable with it but fine once I had.

I'm indifferent about the function but the old way does seem better functionally.
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      10-08-2017, 12:37 PM   #1587

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I know this is on here buried on somewhere, but the favorite thing I've learned this year is the extra push that opens the sunroof as much as possible. Let the sunroof open completely and then push back the button/slider again and you'll get an extra bit of sunshine.
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      11-02-2017, 11:40 PM   #1588
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Originally Posted by bcl0328 View Post
Seems like every day there is something I learn about this car or find a new feature. I don't know if there is a thread or if I should read the manual but I like hearing about other people's experiences.

Today I was in the trunk and found out where the battery and fuses are! And also some handy tools like a screwdriver that has Philips and Flathead as well as the tow hook.

There is also a button on the trunk itself to open it.

In another thread I learned the 1-8 buttons could be programmed as anything.

Anyone else find other interesting/neat things?

Hold down traction control until t says DSC off - you’ll disable all drivers assistance and really get a feeel for the car.
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