Question about hybrid push button auto gearbox

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Post by Mar10 » Thu Apr 14, 2022 4:10 pm

I’m still waiting for my N-line S hybrid but regularly read through the forum to pickup some nuggets of knowledge while I wait.

A couple of things I have been wondering about relate to the auto gears in the hybrid. Firstly how often, or for what reason, do people find themselves selecting neutral? I can’t really think of any reason that I would select neutral instead of park.

Secondly, does the handbrake engage when selecting park or does it need to be applied by the driver? I’m sure I’ll find out when I have the car but thought it’d be interesting to ask in the meantime.

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Post by old man » Thu Apr 14, 2022 4:25 pm

I never use neutral but I might if I was in slow stop/start traffic.
The handbrake does engage when you press park, but being a non trusting type, if I'm parking the car and leaving it I also pull up the handbrake lever.
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Post by alan sh » Thu Apr 14, 2022 5:21 pm

No the handbrake doesn't engage when you press park. I know this because I can hear the parking brake engaging when I lift the lever up.

Try it yourself (open the door) and you will hear it.

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Post by richarde » Thu Apr 14, 2022 5:22 pm

old man wrote:
Thu Apr 14, 2022 4:25 pm
I never use neutral but I might if I was in slow stop/start traffic.
The handbrake does engage when you press park, but being a non trusting type, if I'm parking the car and leaving it I also pull up the handbrake lever.
I’ve found that the EPB, does not always engage when putting the car into Park. Not yet managed to detect the exact scenario, but may be related to having engaged Auto Hold during that journey. I do wish Auto Hold would stay activated after turning the car on/off.

I also have never used Neutral, and I’m on my 4th Auto!
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Post by Mar10 » Thu Apr 14, 2022 8:14 pm

Thanks for the replies guys, interesting that no one has found much use for neutral! I think I read something in the manual that I downloaded about being able to use neutral so the car can be pushed / rolled if needed, again not sure why. I’m sure I’ll read up on it more when I get the car.

Sounds like it’s best to play it safe with the handbrake too.

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Post by stojced » Thu Apr 14, 2022 8:53 pm

You can use Neutral for towing, and also when going through automatic car wash.

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Post by madowl » Thu Apr 14, 2022 9:09 pm

The EPB only engages when selecting "park" if you have "autohold" on, This caught me out at first when the car started to move in "drive" as I took my foot off the brake.

Of course you don't need to hear the parking brake come on as there is a red "P" symbol in the display.

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Post by richarde » Thu Apr 14, 2022 9:14 pm

madowl wrote:
Thu Apr 14, 2022 9:09 pm
The EPB only engages when selecting "park" if you have "autohold" on, This caught me out at first when the car started to move in "drive" as I took my foot off the brake.
That makes sense. I guess I’m still adapting, as my last car (2018 X3) allowed auto hold to always be on, so therefore always applied the EPB.
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Post by madowl » Thu Apr 14, 2022 9:23 pm

richarde wrote:
Thu Apr 14, 2022 9:14 pm
madowl wrote:
Thu Apr 14, 2022 9:09 pm
The EPB only engages when selecting "park" if you have "autohold" on, This caught me out at first when the car started to move in "drive" as I took my foot off the brake.
That makes sense. I guess I’m still adapting, as my last car (2018 X3) allowed auto hold to always be on, so therefore always applied the EPB.
My last 3 cars had an option in settings which allowed the EPB to be set manually, on selecting Park or at ignition off (which put the car in Park anyway).

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Post by Aelking » Fri Apr 15, 2022 5:35 am

You vam set it to put the handbrale on when truning off. So when you oress the ignition to turn the car off, it automatically goes into park amd sets the handbrake.

If you jave your seatbelt on and press drive, then the hamdbrake also disengages.

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