Thread: Exhaust blip
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      12-09-2012, 02:21 PM   #13
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Originally Posted by biologic View Post
This is interesting, because there are some owners (including myself) who want paddle shifters but can't have. So do you say that if I buy the paddles (or a wheel with paddles on) all I need is a reprogramming?
In theory yes.

Trouble is I don't know how easy it would be to obtain the relevant software and what is required to flash the gearbox ecu. It's not just a simple coding job.

Another stupid BMW decision, it's marketing departments fault to only offer higher spec options on higher spec models.
I'm not too bothered about paddles but for a 110 option I would have had them if I was allowed to spec them when ordering.