2021 BMW X3 — Owner's Manual – Page #130

Posted on 14 Aug, 2020
Model: 2021 BMW X3
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The engaged gear is displayed in the instrument
cluster, for instance M1.
Shifting
To shift down: press the selector lever for‐
ward.
To shift up: pull the selector lever rearwards.
The transmission continues shifting automati‐
cally in certain situations, for instance when
speed limits are reached.
Steptronic Sport transmission:
prevent automatic upshifting in M/S
manual mode
Depending on the motorization: if drive mode
SPORT, refer to page 133, is selected, the
Steptronic Sport transmission does not automat‐
ically upshift in M/S manual mode once the maxi‐
mum speed is reached.
In addition, there is no downshifting for kick‐
down.
Ending the manual mode
Push the selector lever to the right.
D is displayed in the instrument cluster.
Shift paddles
Concept
The shift paddles on the steering wheel allow
you to shift gears quickly while keeping both
hands on the steering wheel.
General information
Shifting
The vehicle only shifts at suitable engine and
road speeds.
Short-term manual mode
In selector lever position D, actuating a shift pad‐
dle switches into manual mode temporarily.
After conservative driving in manual mode with‐
out acceleration or shifting via the shift paddles
for a certain amount of time, the transmission
switches back to automatic mode.
It is possible to switch into automatic mode:
Keep the right shift paddle pulled until D is
displayed in the instrument cluster.
In addition to the pulled right shift paddle, pull
the left shift paddle.
Continuous manual mode
In selector lever position S, actuating a shift pad‐
dle switches into manual mode permanently.
With the transmission version it is possible to
switch into automatic mode:
Keep the right shift paddle pulled until S is
displayed in the instrument cluster.
In addition to the pulled right shift paddle, pull
the left shift paddle.
Steptronic Sport transmission
With the appropriate transmission version, the
lowest possible gear can be selected by simulta‐
neously activating kickdown and operating the
left shift paddles. This is not possible in short-
term manual mode.
Shifting
Shifting up: pull the right shift paddle.
Shifting down: pull left shift paddle.
Downshifting to the lowest possible gear:
keep the left shift paddle pulled.
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