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      04-15-2012, 08:01 AM   #97
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Drives: ESS twin-turbo roadster (E89)
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: European in China

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Originally Posted by Gunzaro View Post
I do not have problems with traction with Stg2 ESS using DCT. I use Sport+ mode and just floor it from a stop in M1.
What I have found is that here in China traction is not a problem on toldroads/highways, but on normal roads, and especially here in the City of Tianjin, traction is a big problem due to the poor and dusty road surfaces. Even if the traffic allows for it, there is no way to enjoy stage 2, and if you try, you cannot stop again...
Little known facts about BMW: 1) The N54 is still in production and used in the current Z4 35i and 35is. 2) In a Z4 you can get sport+ steering combined with normal suspension etc by selecting DSC=off. (Update: DSC=off also offers sports steering in the M135i) 3) All Z4s with 19" wheels are still only offered with the worst performing OEM tires ever sold with a DCT equipped BMW (Potenza RE 050 RFT).