My BMW drags when I take my foot off the gas pedal - is this normal?
I think this is what is making me have motion sickness with my 2011 328i sedan, especially at slow speeds. When I take my foot off the accelerator, the car slows down dramatically very quickly. This is despite BMW advising to save gas to coast to stop signs and lights.
I called All American Tire about changing tires, he said it would make the ride less harsh, but the sudden deceleration was a characteristic of the BMW cars. I had hoped it was caused by the non-flat tires and contributed to by the wide, low profile tires (when I told him that BMW service rep I was considering changing tires, he stated that wider tires will create more drag on the vehicle). My friend has a $90,000 Lexus that does not do this. He think it is caused by the engine compression of the BMW.
My car is in the right gear (drive, and not the sports drive which is achieved by shifting to the left). I particularly notice it when I go or come from the fifth floor of the parking lot at work. Quite jarring. Have others experienced this? Does it bother you? Do you get used to it? Thanks!
Last edited by JeffZX; 06-14-2011 at 11:14 PM.