In Reply to: Drove a 540i today...did a weird thing posted by Ben 93 325is on July 31, 2001 at 22:53:35:
I do actually find this useful, because if i am about to overtake something and i floor it, only to find that I can't go right that minute - 5 seconds later I can floor it again and it will go immediatly rather than dropping down a few gears...
It was an automatic, and when I would stomp on it it would drop to the "passing gear" and the rpm's would climb...but then when I took my foot off the gas completely it would remain in the passing gear. It wouldn't down shift back to 3rd or 4th which I was in before until the revs dropped way down. Is this normal?! I have never driven an automatic BMW until this, but it sure didn't seem right!