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      12-17-2019, 12:54 PM   #1
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Engine braking

This g05 x5 has heavy engine braking. I havent really played with it in sport plus, eco or individual so this is mainly from comfort mode.
I feel like the car brakes itself after i let off the pedal, no brakes applied by me.

It feels a little funny because i dont have full control over it like i do in a manual and it doesnt happen as quick or intense as a motorcycle. But it is definitely there.

I have a sdrive 40i
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      02-13-2020, 10:01 PM   #2
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Hello,

I have the 30D x-drive. I've come out of a 530D sedan. I don't think there is much engine braking in the 30D and was hoping it would have been a little better.
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      02-16-2020, 12:50 PM   #3
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My M50i does it in sport modes pretty noticeably, but not perceptible in comfort.
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      02-16-2020, 03:03 PM   #4
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If you put it in eco it won't brake on the motor so you can compare.
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      02-16-2020, 06:29 PM   #5
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To be fair, the G05 is half-a-tonne heavier than my old E60, with the same size engine. So I shouldn't expect the same performance from engine braking.

Just took the G05 beast on a 500km round trip over the weekend. Plenty of highway driving and hills. I stick to comfort mode, but use the steering wheel paddles to kick down a few gears for engine braking. It works better if you kick down 3 gears and get the engine revving over 3k. The gearbox will hold that gear until you put your foot back on the accelerator, then it changed back to "D" after a few seconds.

The steering wheel paddles are also handy when you need to overtake because you can kick down 2 or 3 gears prior to putting your foot down.
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      02-21-2020, 10:26 PM   #6
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Engine braking is consequence of very restrictive precats.
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