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Default R56 Cruise Control - 29th April 2014, 08:47 PM

I have a couple of questions regarding the cruise control on the R56.

- Is it supposed to maintain speed when the car is going down a gradient?

- Is it possible to increase/decrease the speed in larger than 1 mph increments, 5 mph steps for example?

- Any ideas why it might loose a speed? A couple of weekends ago I was on my way back from Silverstone, doing between 70-75 mph on cruise control and was increasing and decreasing it to maintain a gap to the cars in front. It then lost 74 mph, so went from 73 to 75 and back.




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Default 29th April 2014, 09:55 PM

The cruise on both the Minis I've had has worked well. It will hold speed down a gradient until the gradient is steep enough that even a shut throttle won't prevent the car picking up speed - I presume that is addressed by the cruise+brake function that has been included in the F56.

I've never seen mine jump more than 1mph up or down, but then the steering wheel control is a pretty crappy switch, so it wouldn't surprise me if the switch was signalling two 'presses' when you were only pushing it once. My second Mini requires a really firm press to switch on the cruise, something the first one didn't, so I conclude the switches are a bit 'random'.
  
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Default 30th April 2014, 10:47 AM

As above, going down a steep hill in 6th then you may exceed cruise set speed as throttle alone can't slow the car.


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