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1,6,7,8 - Series and Mini Cooper General Chat related to models that do not fit into particular categories above. Please try to put your discussion in more appropriate sections. This section does cover the 1 Series, MINI Cooper and 8-Series vehicles: BMW 830i, BMW 840Ci, BMW 850i, BMW 850Ci, BMW 850CSi, M8, Alpina B12, BMW CS Concept and others.

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Old 01-18-2004, 09:20 PM   #1 (permalink)
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How does the shiftronic (if that is what BMW calls it) work with the normal "2 3 4 D N P R" and the sliding button right next to the shifter that says "A / M", does it make the car shift firmer? or does it let the driver "tap shift"? sorry if this is a dumb question, i dont know too much about BMW's
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Old 01-21-2004, 08:11 AM   #2 (permalink)
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A/M switch- Set switch to M mode and shift lever to whichever gear you wish (4/3/2): trans will not go into any other gear - unless it would result in over-reved engine speed, wherein it shifts up.

Steptronic- allows you to manually upshift/downshift gears...just like a manual
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The Shiftronic system on the BMW looks quite interesting. When you shift it towards the M mode, and you accelerate, even if you dont manually push it forward, the car will automatically shift. Is there a way to prevent the engine from shifting itself to the next gear? Cause I'm just lost
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