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So how do you access Sports mode via the gearshift like you used to by pushing it to the left (in a RHD car)
There are push buttons for Sport, etc., but possibly those are just for the suspension settings.
In short, I do not know. :lol2:
 

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There are push buttons for Sport, etc., but possibly those are just for the suspension settings.
In short, I do not know. :lol2:
There's always been push buttons for the various driving modes, but you can also push the current gear shift to the left & it puts the transmission into Sport mode.
 

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Taken from inside the new 3 series, but it appears to be the same design
Yes, the two cars interiors are identical.
Good question about the transmission mode, and I do not know the answer.
The e-brochures for both cars still give the old interior details.
There seems to be an "S" next to the "D" after a slash, so maybe that's where the Sport enabler is?
 

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Yes, the two cars interiors are identical.
Good question about the transmission mode, and I do not know the answer.
The e-brochures for both cars still give the old interior details.
There seems to be an "S" next to the "D" after a slash, so maybe that's where the Sport enabler is?
Ah, good point - well spotted.
 

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Ah, good point - well spotted.
I'm saying this as a "probably" way to change from Drive mode to Sport mode on the gearbox: the selector will flick rearwards to enter Drive from park/neutral; to access Sport, it will be another flick rearwards. To then go back to Drive, it will be another flick rearwards. There may be a double step on the flick motion, similar to current lever action?
 
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Intriguing! 🙂
The 992 generation 911s with PDK have a "M" button under the "P" button to change to manual gear shifting via the steering wheel paddles:

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I'm saying this as a "probably" way to change from Drive mode to Sport mode on the gearbox: the selector will flick rearwards to enter Drive from park/neutral; to access Sport, it will be another flick rearwards. To then go back to Drive, it will be another flick rearwards. There may be a double step on the flick motion, similar to current lever action?
Thinking about the other BMW released with the new style gear 'lever' (the iX) - from its manual (substitute the B mode for S mode):
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And I'd agree the manual mode will only be selected by the paddles now, since that tiny lever doesn't appear to have any options for giving the up/down gear changes by rearward/forward action - plus imagine trying to use that as a means of doing it - ugh!
 
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Thinking about the other BMW released with the new style gear 'lever' (the iX) - from its manual (substitute the B mode for S mode):
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And I'd agree the manual mode will only be selected by the paddles now, since that tiny lever doesn't appear to have any options for giving the up/down gear changes by rearward/forward action - plus imagine trying to use that as a means of doing it - ugh!
Good find, thank you!
 

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So how do you access Sports mode via the gearshift like you used to by pushing it to the left (in a RHD car)
You pull down the new selector again - D/S. pull again to return to drive. The M240i also has ‘Sprint mode’. You hold down the downshift paddle and put your foot down. Sprint mode appears and the gearbox is in sport +. Hold down the upshift paddle for a second or two and it returns to what ever drive mode you were in before.
 

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Dealers in the UK/EU are a bit miffed at BMW for doing this interior facelift so shortly after UK/EU release. Apparently its causing a lot of customer complaints, along with delivery times.
 
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Dealers in the UK/EU are a bit miffed at BMW for doing this interior facelift so shortly after UK/EU release. Apparently its causing a lot of customer complaints, along with delivery times.
Can imagine why - especially as people will have ordered with iDrive 7.. Its a deal breaker for me, have a meeting to discuss my order this weekend - but all being well have another option that'll work out ok!
 

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Coming from a Merc i did find the ID7 screens a bit last gen and dark, the old gear select was also a bit dated , my dealer was saying they had no idea of the update to ID8 and they had a customer collected there car that just days before BMW announced the change , the dealers phone has been busy with early owners that are not happy & people that have cars coming before & after the update , unbelievable really .
 
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