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      01-25-2013, 04:15 PM   #1
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The little black button...

For those of you who have it behind your gas pedal (N54/N55?) how often do u throttle hard enough that you engage it?

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For those of you who have it behind your gas pedal (N54/N55?) how often do u throttle hard enough that you engage it?

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Do you mean kick down? Too touchy.
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I rarely stepped that far, of my 1 year owning the car, only use it like 3 times lol
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What does that button do exactly? Ive used it a lot, is that bad?
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That on manuals only? Not sure if I have it- 2011 E93 335 m-sport.
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As far as I know, I believe it's called the kick-down mode. I have it on my '07 328i and I mainly just use it for fun going through an on-ramp.

I think the general idea is that the computer in the car downshifts one or two gears immediately to give you the most acceleration as possible.
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As far as I know, I believe it's called the kick-down mode. I have it on my '07 328i and I mainly just use it for fun going through an on-ramp.

I think the general idea is that the computer in the car downshifts one or two gears immediately to give you the most acceleration as possible.
Yeah, I think hes right, cause when I hit it I have like a half second lag (downshift) and then it takes off.
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That on manuals only? Not sure if I have it- 2011 E93 335 m-sport.
Auto trans have it too
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Ah ok- so it's pretty much WOT.
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it's the kickdown button for sure, sometimes it's not good.

here is a tutorial if you don't want to engage it http://www.n54tech.com/forums/showthread.php?t=17569
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It is the kick down button. It downshifts the car as far as safely possible. Some people love it. Most hate it. I dont have a problem not hitting it when I dont want to . . . so I am indifferent.
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Do you mean kick down? Too touchy.
Yup, engaged for the first time today on an off ramp, but it took pretty long for the downshift to happen. Then the turbo lag becomes noticeable...
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Ha! Read this post and was like "whaaaaaaat?! More power?!"

No such luck, I'm a 6mt and am mashing the gas more than I should already.
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Yup, engaged for the first time today on an off ramp, but it took pretty long for the downshift to happen. Then the turbo lag becomes noticeable...
this car doesnt have much turbo lag, unless maybe if you have a tune. what your noticing is probably the auto tranny, my 335 is a manual i rarely have to downshift to merge or pass, but when i drive my wifes x5 the auto downshifts and takes a second to gain power, its very annoying.
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      01-26-2013, 02:07 PM   #22
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this car doesnt have much turbo lag, unless maybe if you have a tune. what your noticing is probably the auto tranny, my 335 is a manual i rarely have to downshift to merge or pass, but when i drive my wifes x5 the auto downshifts and takes a second to gain power, its very annoying.

Probably. I had it in non-sport mode too, so figure that much.
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