My '96 model 523i is doing some weird shifting when accelerating
lately. It holds the low gear and will not shift up until I
completely take my foot of the accelerator. I am not driving
aggresively, and its a little disconcerting when the engine is
spinning at 5500 rpm while I'm doing 100km/hr. If I shift down
manually, then shift up after a second it will then shift up a couple
of gears and be normal.
Has anyone else experienced this type of behavior? Also, is there a
way of manually selecting the gears with an aftermarket flappy-paddle
kit or similar? It seems to me that driver input is merely a
"suggestion" to the computer.