Originally Posted by Kevin Harney
They are both push/pull. Push to downshift and Pull to Upshift. My fingers are too short to Push comfortably. I have to change my driving position everytime I would like to use them
On the new ones they are both Pull but one is Upshift and the Other is Downshift. This complies with the other 99.999999 % of the cars out there. I like the Push/Pull Idea but the execution was not done well or the paddles were not shaped right to be useful. At least for me anyway.
I've been driving my 'back-up' 335d now for about a mth and it has the paddles; I have longer fingers and I still find them awkward to use. I really don't like the shape nor the model of execution for the change.
Good move by BMW to change to - / + for L/R.