2011 BMW 528i: The Paddles Help
September 02, 2011
It's a bit unusual to find paddles shifters in mid-sized luxury car, but our long-term BMW 528i has them. And they help.
It's been noted in these blogs several time before that the drivability of our 528 isn't great, with slow tip-in followed by abrupt acceleration.
So I've been trying the paddles as workaround and it seems to work. I'll put the transmission setting in Sport, and with the paddles I can choose my own gear and zing the engine all the way to top.
Which is good because this engine doesn't have a lot of bottom end.
And you? Do you use the paddle shifters in your everyday driving?
Albert Austria, Senior VE Engineer @ 19,750 miles