Mini Cooper Forum banner
1 - 3 of 3 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
3 Posts
Discussion Starter · #1 ·
Hey guys, I've noticed that the revs on my mini drop rather slowly when upshifting from 1st to 2nd gear mostly (about 2 seconds), even from 2nd to 3rd . This makes me feel that I loose quite some time between gears and there is no sporty feeling since quick shifts would jerk my car.
Since this is my first mini I was wondering if this is normal or there is something to have checked. In higher gears I can shift pretty fast with no problems. If anyone can post an acceleration video WITHOUT dumping the clutch I would be infinitely grateful.


Thanks in advance
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
24 Posts
"Rev hang" is caused by the ECU and it's done, I think, for emissions purposes. This type of engine behavior started to appear in cars at least by 2007. I had a 2007 Mustang GT that had rev hang and my 2015 Cooper S does it as well. I HATE it! It seriously hampers the driving experience IMHO. I don't know that there is anything we can do about it at this time. It's not something that affects all modern, manual transmission cars. Since the Mustang I've had 2 Subarus with manual transmissions and neither one had rev hang.

My Cooper S is at the dealer right now to fix the broken AC evaporator (only 2,300 miles on the odometer...). I've got a Cooper S loaner with an automatic. I think I actually prefer the auto because the rev hang is not an issue. I've been driving for 18 years and never owned an automatic transmission (except my wife's car). Rev hang drives me so crazy that I am actually open to the idea of an automatic... sigh.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
121 Posts
Wondering if Rev Hang is also common in Double-clutch transmission. If I am accelerating and suddenly have to stop pushing the pedal, it takes a second or so for the car to drop the rev.
Not all the time, mostly after hard accelerations. Wondering if this is same for everyone?
 
1 - 3 of 3 Posts
Top