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      10-04-2012, 01:18 AM   #1
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8 speed Auto: Does it start in 1st or 2nd in "D"

My old 530i when driven in D mode it would often start off on 2nd gear to save gas, but not always. If you baby the car it would learn to start off lame. Does the X1 2.0t's auto start in 1st or 2nd gear when in D?

You can test this at stop in D, move the stick to S mode to see if you can feel the A/T shift to 1st.
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      10-04-2012, 12:19 PM   #2
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Can't tell (does not show you the gear it's in while in D mode, and switching to S/M means switching to S mode) but I wouldn't be surprised if it did start often in 2nd gear. The N20 engine / 8 speed gearbox combination upshifts at impossibly low revs (like before it reaches even 1500 rpm on low throttle loads) and that engine just loves to torque it's way at very low engine speeds, this thing is like a diesel engine!
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      10-04-2012, 04:31 PM   #3
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Good, I love low end torque and thanks for answering my concerns I had about starting at 2nd gear without torque. I was not sure whether I should wait for the diesel engine next year.
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      10-13-2012, 05:25 AM   #4
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haven't tested as you stated, but I'm pretty sure it starts off in second if you don't punch it, like your 530, but as others say it doesn't feel sluggish even in 2nd. First is best saved for jumping off the line. This is where the paddles are handy. You can always tap it once before the light turns green to make sure its in 1st, even in D! Yes, I'm loving this function of being able to use the paddles in D...
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