A friend of mine recently pointed me to this forum thread, and I’d like to add my thoughts, based on actual long-term experience in driving a 535i with the Steptronic transmission with paddle shifters for over a year. The BMW’s paddle shifters don’t work like Ferrari or Formula 1 cars, where the right paddle up-shifts and the left paddle down-shifts. In the BMW, both paddles can both up and down-shift: when you pull.. Read More