In Reply to: Re: 2nd gear sometimes holds revs (323) posted by Rudy on March 05, 1999 at 12:34:32:
Yes, this also happens on my 1999 528i 5-speed. I complained to the dealer and the distributor told him that this is normal, controlled by the engine management computer. I hate it. It is really much more difficult to drive smoothly than my old E34, and requires considerable concentration. For a driving machine, I think BMW screwed up here. I recently drove an M Coupe (321 bhp Euro spec) and it dodn't have this problem. I agree with other posters : when you lift your foot off the gas, the revs should drop immediately.