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      12-11-2012, 08:57 PM   #7

Drives: '08 E90 335i
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2008 BMW 335i  [3.75]
Originally Posted by MrRetep View Post
Thats pre-lci and lci right? know if its possible to retrofit the lci paddles onto a prelci car?
Not sure. I think the N54s (excluding the 1 series & DCT 335is) got the dual function paddles. The N55 all got the single function paddles.

Originally Posted by schulrog View Post
I'm more interested in the actual behavior When you have the car in D and operate the paddle, what exactly happens on the display and on the baseplate? Does the baseplate illuminate D and DS or just D or just DS? Also, how many seconds does it take for the transmission to shift back into normal D if the paddle is operated once in D mode?

Pictures or even better a quick video would be greatly appreciated
If I'm on the highway & just click downshift, it goes M5. While the car is still in "D", it won't hold the gear as long as if I was in DS. If I just cruise around & don't hammer it, it'll usually switch back after 10-20 seconds (depends on driving behavior)