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      08-30-2012, 08:58 AM   #8
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Drives: 520d M Sport Touring
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: UK

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Mine's only the 520d (2012 with Sport Auto) but the lag is a nightmare from a standstill and on the move.

BMW won't accept it's a problem though. My dealer says it drives like that on all of them and is apparently down to the torque converter disengaging when it's stationary - the delay is the time taken to re-engage.

The throttle delay when the car's still moving is because the gearbox wants to keep as high a gear as possible for as long as possible to keep the MPG high - comfort or sport mode.

All sounds plausible but as far as I'm concerned the throttle delay ruins an otherwise fantastic car. It's unlikely I'll have another one.