Just slip the transmission into sport mod then use the paddles to select and keep 8th gear (in any drive mod)
Originally Posted by noka
Slightly OT: I assume it's normal for maximum gear to be "7" in Sport Mode? If I use the paddle to shift to 8, it just drops back down to 7 after one or seconds. Not sure why BMW would do that but I Googled and also saw a comment on Edmunds.com. I guess if you want economy on the highway, you just switch to Comfort mode.