In Reply to: Re: 540i auto vs. manual -long- posted by PeteS on January 29, 2000 at 23:49:31:
: : Yes,
: : But don't let BMW try and tell you it is just like a stick. When I push the shifter up to switch to second gear, I have about a 1-2 second delay.
: : That is enough to annoy the crap out of me and make me not use that "would be cool" feature.
: : However, the sport mode of the tranny is nice.
: : Mine is a Y2K 540ia BTW.
: The delay most noticable under hard acceleration. During "normal" driving there is no delay. I drive in StepTronic about 90% of the time and enjoy it a lot.
: However, as you say, it is nothing like a manual. I really is an auto with a manual and this is very clear all the time in any mode.
: The StepTronic is nice but I still prefer a manual.
Just curious why you ended up with Steptronic if you prefer manual.