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      08-14-2012, 06:27 PM   #1
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bmw 325i lci steptronic "D" mode sluggish from stand still..

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I m enjoying my e90 325i lci auto since a month, love the car & love this forum I noticed when at a signal if i take the car off in"D" mode its very sluggish till it catches some speed, feels like the car picks up from 2nd gear instead of 1st but when in "DS" mode its feels much quicker of the signal. why is this so? find the difference pretty huge. I love using the paddle shift in this car, is it ok to shift the gears with the paddle shift while keep the accelerator pressed? as in a manual trans you have to leave the accelerator. Sorry for the newbie question this is my first auto with paddle shift

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I believe D does start off in 2nd. DS starts in first and has a sharper throttle response.
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I believe D does start off in 2nd. DS starts in first and has a sharper throttle response.
yaa feels like 2nd gear launch, when changing the gear with paddle shift in "D" &"DS" mode, do i have to leave the accelerator when changing gears like in a manual transmission?

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I believe D does start off in 2nd. DS starts in first and has a sharper throttle response.
+1. Confirmed that it starts off in 2nd when I use paddles in D. If I don't switch to Sports mode and wanted to start off from 1st, I just downshift to 1st with the paddles and then launch.

You don't have to lift your foot off the gas when you switch paddles.

I did notice a slight lag in shifting with paddles ~1sec in D while not noticeable in DS. Is this because the comp needs to adjust to the override when we use paddles in D mode? Is there any adverse effects in using paddles in D?
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definitely starts in second gear!
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Hi guys,
I m enjoying my e90 325i lci auto since a month, love the car & love this forum I noticed when at a signal if i take the car off in"D" mode its very sluggish till it catches some speed, feels like the car picks up from 2nd gear instead of 1st but when in "DS" mode its feels much quicker of the signal. why is this so? find the difference pretty huge. I love using the paddle shift in this car, is it ok to shift the gears with the paddle shift while keep the accelerator pressed? as in a manual trans you have to leave the accelerator. Sorry for the newbie question this is my first auto with paddle shift

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My LCI 320d starts in 2nd from D or DS.
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Thanks for the info guys..
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