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      03-26-2013, 11:20 PM   #7
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Drives: 2013 M6 Coupe
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Originally Posted by Roy46 View Post
Hi Everybody,

When I drive my M6 convertible (F12) in the D mode (automatic gear change) and stop at a traffic light or speed bump, it sometimes goes back to 1st gear and other times back to 2nd gear. I tried to find out but can't find a pattern, it is just always the question if it will start in 1st or 2nd gear, also no difference in D1, D2 or D3. Does anybody know why? And is it possible to program the transmission so the car will always take-off in 1st gear. In my opinion it doesn't feel very good for the clutch when starting this 2000 kg car in his 2nd gear.

Many thanks for your reply!

When my car comes to a stop, it always shifts down to first. If the car keeps rolling like a rolling stop, it seems to want to stay in second. It never seems uncomfortable though as I can override it at anytime. Also, I tend to drive it in manual mode 90% of the time. It is very predictable. Like Precision I have started of in 2nd deliberately in bad weather but that was intentional. Works well by the way.