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      03-22-2013, 07:38 PM   #42
Bill B.
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Originally Posted by Grovsnus View Post
The pull to shift up is not BMW exclusive either (Saab, Mazda, newer Fords, and pretty much every race car from before the paddle shifter era), and I fail to see how some people see it as counter-intuitive...What, exactly, is intuitive about the opposite?
Funny, it actually took BMW a little while to realize this too!

When they first offered the steptronic it was setup as the opposite. My 2001 E46 was push to upshift; I hated it. The next model year, they switched it to the current configuration.

Luckily, the parts were all compatible, so I was able to change mine around with 2002 E46 parts.