Yes, the lever moves fore and aft, along the axis of the vehicle from
the front to the rear. The computer indicates which tranny is active
after switching the lever by showing a "M" for manual or "A" for
A- Economy Program
Once the car has been started, this program is automatically selected for
low fuel consumption motoring.
(This mode is selected on every start up of the engine, it is the default
mode of transmission operation.)
M- Manual Program
This program is for single gear driving. The gear selected is used for
pulling away. For example, if a particular gear is selected, that is the
gear that will be used, no up shifting or down shifting will occur. On an
icy road, one might select 3 and M, and the car will start out in 3rd gear
with no gear changes. This can eliminate wheel spin.
"There's a fold-down clutch pedal under the dash which, when pulled down,
engages the clutch between the engine and auto trans. Thus allowing the
driver to manually shift gears in an automatic-equipped BMW." - BMWs for
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The Manual setting on the Auto trans console lets you use the auto shifter
to do it yourself by putting the lever to the gear you want at the time
(shift up or down yourself). It will allow the trans to hold a gear or rev
higher before shifting. There is no clutch pedal. Hey, who wrote that,
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