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      05-29-2011, 09:21 AM   #1
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Bought it Friday and Already Put on 600 Miles

The drive home after buying it was about 140 miles and then the trip to DC another 400+. It runs great and got 28 mpg traveling at 70-75 mph on the highway. I also took back roads from Cumberland to Winchester and that was a blast on those back moutain roads.

One thing my wife and I notice is a slight hesitation when you first start out, and even more if you start and make a turn like at an intersection. Is that normal for a 330xi? Does not really feel like there is anything wrong, but it is noticeable. Drives a lot different than the Volvos I've been driving for 25+ years.
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      05-29-2011, 09:27 AM   #2
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The slight hesitation may be from the transmission starting out in 2nd gear (if it's an auto), or just the nature of the drive by wire throttle which is inherently a bit laggy.
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Auto or Stick?

If automatic and your in Driving Miss Daisy mode (D) then it may start in 2nd gear. Flip it over to "Son of a B.." mode (S) and it will start in 1st. Starting in 2nd gives you better fuel economy.

If your getting 28Mpg then I assume your in D.

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The drive home after buying it was about 140 miles and then the trip to DC another 400+. It runs great and got 28 mpg traveling at 70-75 mph on the highway. I also took back roads from Cumberland to Winchester and that was a blast on those back moutain roads.

One thing my wife and I notice is a slight hesitation when you first start out, and even more if you start and make a turn like at an intersection. Is that normal for a 330xi? Does not really feel like there is anything wrong, but it is noticeable. Drives a lot different than the Volvos I've been driving for 25+ years.
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      05-29-2011, 11:45 AM   #4
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Do the automatics really start out in 2nd gear? I've read this here a few times on here but has it actually been confirmed by BMW. I ask because I can count 5 gear changes on long enough stretches of road so I think it is starting out in 1st and not 2nd.
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It's the drive by wire. You will get used to it.
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Does the same thing happen for 6mt?
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My new 328i M Sport also has a slight hesitation for a few minutes when starting out, then it's OK after it warms up.

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