Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Evansville, WI,
If it's only a little clunky you have a good one. Mine sounds like it could do dual duty as a rock crusher, or a pile driver.
Seriously mine seems a little better if I pull in the clutch and wait a few seconds before dropping it into first.
The other clunky shifts can be made smoother somewhat with practice and patience. You'll still crush the occasional rock though.
Not really unheard of with BMWs though. The brand is attracting new owners (like you) who aren't familiar with these little party favors that the long-term BMW people have grown to accept as a normal BMW thing. I guess the new 1300 is better, but I don't let it bother me, it'll be clunkily shifting just fione 20 yrs from now.
Welcome too, BTW