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DSG as Winter Mode

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With all the back and forth about winter, winter tires, and high torque in the Eos slipping the wheels on wet, snowy, or icy roads, I was thinking "Why not just start the DSG in 2nd or 3rd?" like many cars with "Winter Mode" buttons.

Curious that as much of an electronically controlled MANUAL transmission as the DSG is that I couldn't make it start in 2nd or 3rd. :confused:

Moving the lever over to manual mode certainly allows me to shift from 1st to 2nd quickly and at lower RPM than it might otherwise automatically do, but I can't be at a standstill and toggle up one or two notches and then drive off from 2nd or 3rd.

I wondered "Why?" and just wanted to confirm that others have the same experience.

Just as a side note, now that I've done the APR-93 tune, I definitely start out with a light foot; however the rest of the drive is nothing short of awesome!:)
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My 1994 BMW 525I has a winter mode on the auto trans console. Never had a chance to use it in Hawaii, but the button will start the car off in second gear. Wow, 1994 and all the bells and whistles that are now coming main stream.
It is also built like a tank! Also have never had electrics problems with the BMW. Don't get me wrong, I love my EOS, I just marvel at how the Germans are so good at planning and execution of their vehicles!
I hope our American auto industry and change with the world? The ability and technology is there, they just need proper guidance. Oops, went off track.
Cool! Guess I'm too young to go that far back.....
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