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      09-04-2012, 03:17 PM   #21
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Drives: 2013 BMW X3 35i
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Calgary

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Originally Posted by wedge000 View Post
I haven't found it too annoying in my 35i. It is certainly noticeable when the engine turns back on...even causing the car to shimmy a little bit. I haven't had any issue with the delay not allowing me to accelerate as quickly as I'd like from a stop.

One thing though. Is it designed to activate the engine after 15 seconds or so regardless of lifting off of the brake or moving the steering wheel? I feel like it shuts the engine down, but then if I do nothing it turns back on on its own after 10-15 seconds.
I don't think that is the design. In the test car I drove, though, I noticed that lifting on the brake pedal even very slightly would cause the engine to start back up.