Originally Posted by lbjgh
Yep, move the gear selector to the left into DS and the car will hold any gear selected, be it by the paddles or by moving the shifter fore/aft.
I still think it's strange that it won't hold when going to Sport (or +) Mode with the button. Of course, there's no mention in the Owner's Manual.
2013 x35i (Space Gray, MSport, CW/CWII, DHP, Premium, Premium Sound, Technology, BMW-Apps)
Retired: '09 C300 4Matic, '09 GTI, '06 750i, '05 C55, '04 R32, '03 M5, '02 GTI, '01 M5, '00 M-Coupe, '00 540i/6, '99 M3 Coupe, '98 M3 Coupe, '96 328i,... '86 4000 CS Quattro... too many to list.