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      01-05-2013, 09:01 AM   #2
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Originally Posted by Ben Lee View Post
Just curious, have anyone here driven your X3 in manual mode? Does it handle better or accelerates better compare to Automatic?
In DS mode i.e. the gearstick knocked over in to Sport mode- the gearbox logic will hold the revs higher for longer.
I only occasionally go into Full Manual mode- normally to use lower gear engine braking when slowing down. Once back on the clear road again I go back to full auto. I find the gearbox keeps me in the power band.
Using manual mode with an 8 speed gearbox is tedious- perhaps more so with a diesel engine
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