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Re: S-E-M beside the gear shifter (archive)

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Posted by LouWC on August 09, 2001 at 17:03:35:

In Reply to: Re: S-E-M beside the gear shifter posted by Wayne McKay on August 08, 2001 at 18:41:50:

Thanks. I'll try these modes soon.

These are driver selectable transmission shifting programs: S=Sport : E=Economy : M=Manual. 'S' mode provides more rear wheel torque through higher shift RPM points and does not go into overdrive (torque convertor lockup). 'E' mode strives for best economy, shifts at lower RPM and goes into overdrive fairly early. 'M' mode allows the driver to shift from 1 to 2 to 3 manually - will not go into overdrive.

'88 750iL

The car automatically reverts to 'E' mode when it is started.

On my 750, I have this small slide switch that sits on the left side the gear shifter. The owner's manual has A-M so I'm not certain what this S-E-M means.

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