In Reply to: Automatic gearbox question. Might seem stupid Q. posted by DavidB on October 20, 2001 at 16:38:40:
Recently purchased my 535i Automatic, and this is my first Automatic car.
When in any mode except "N" or "P" when at stand-still the car always tries to move, I have to keep my foot on the brake to keep it still. Is this Normal ? The car Idles at 900 rpm.
I can take my foot of the brake, and crawl along at about 5mph. It might be compeltely normal, but I was just a bit worried about Brake wear.
That's completely normal. I like to think of the brake in an auto as a combination of the brake and clutch in a manual.