Originally Posted by havoc1
Hi all, I'm in the market for a used (2006-2007) 335i and am pretty much sold on the auto trans.
The only thing that puts me off is the fact that the gearbox will apparently shift up automatically even in manual mode when it hits the redline. I like to do the odd drift where conditions permit, but if I can't hold it in a given gear than that's a big no-no for me.
Can you hold the trans in a given gear WITHOUT any automatic upshift?
In response to your question, as long as you don't hit the "kickdown" button, you should be able to hold the car in any gear until it hits redline. I haven't tried it since I don't wanna bang off my rev-limiter.