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Re: "It stays in first gear for 5 or 6 seconds.." (archive)

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Posted by Nick S. on April 16, 1999 at 11:18:30:

In Reply to: Performance Improvments for 328i? posted by V. Patel on April 16, 1999 at 06:22:27:

How long it stays in first gear will depend on how you accelerate not on elapsed time. I have an automatic too and the shift point for first gear is approx. 5-7 mph, second gear is about 15 mph.
If you accelerate very slowly it will stay in first gear for a longer period of time. On a typical start from zero you should reach 5-7 mph within 1 or 2 seconds and the transmission should shift into second gear.

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