Originally posted by bmwboy88
Can you guys explain what is a 'kickdown' in steptronic?
I been reading lots of post and they talk about 'kickdown'. If I have to guess, is it similar to a downshift in a mnaual transmission?
I don't have a step.. but from my one experience driving it, I believe that a kickdown would be when you just put it to the floor in say sport mode for example, your transmission will electronically drop down a gear from where you are, depending on what gear you are in. This will boost your RPM's by a good deal and give you much harder/quicker acceleration until the tranny upshifts back to your original gear.