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Pault335i 09-29-2012 03:07 PM

Sport mode
 
So today I switched my F30 to sport mode. I was waiting like a good boy and not doing it before the break in period was up. I know that is not required I just knew my own limits. It was a good thing I did wait because I tell you it is a new car when you do that. I thought it was fun to drive before but man this was awesome.

Anyone else out there feel like this?

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mikepinkerton 09-29-2012 03:36 PM

Agreed. It's much more awesome.

FrogmanF30 09-29-2012 04:07 PM

It's like having two different engines in one car. :thumbup:

LousyShot 09-30-2012 08:44 PM

Agreed! The throttle response is night and day and the way the transmission holds a gear higher into the rev range is nice (never get tired of that sound either!).

boltjaM3s 09-30-2012 08:49 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by LousyShot (Post 7106001)
Agreed! The throttle response is night and day and the way the transmission holds a gear higher into the rev range is nice (never get tired of that sound either!).

It turns the 328i into a rocket. Just tap the gas and WHOOOOSH you go.

BJ

OpsO 10-03-2012 01:33 AM

Agree...
 
Sport plus turns my black on black on black 2012 335i into a rocketship

windsor027 10-03-2012 05:11 AM

Very much doubt I would ever use the Eco mode. Comfort, maybe maybe not. Now here is a question for you BJ. since you installed the last mode software does your car keep the last setting or it defaults back to comfort? The ASS to me its not a big deal, I can click a button and disable it when I start the car. But man if it can remember the last suspension setting that would be reason to do it ASAP.

boltjaM3s 10-03-2012 05:18 AM

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Originally Posted by windsor027 (Post 7110446)
Very much doubt I would ever use the Eco mode. Comfort, maybe maybe not. Now here is a question for you BJ. since you installed the last mode software does your car keep the last setting or it defaults back to comfort? The ASS to me its not a big deal, I can click a button and disable it when I start the car. But man if it can remember the last suspension setting that would be reason to do it ASAP.

The recode remembers last ASS position only. If you want to be in Sport 24/7, you need to tap the Sport rocker switch every time you start the engine.

Many of us got the ASS recode because it meant that hitting the Sport rocker was the only thing to remember to do before driving off. Without it, you need to hit ASS off and Sport on which is double the inconvenience. Sounds trivial, but it adds up especially if you take numerous short trips each day.

Keep in mind that Comfort is also the anti-nausea mode. Sport gives you rocket-like blasting power which can make wife/kids seasick, especially in traffic. Makes the accelerator a hair-trigger, takes no effort to launch. A great feature when driving solo, with passengers, different story.

BJ

windsor027 10-03-2012 05:25 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by boltjaM3s (Post 7110456)
The recode remembers last ASS position only. If you want to be in Sport 24/7, you need to tap the Sport rocker switch every time you start the engine.

Many of us got the ASS recode because it meant that hitting the Sport rocker was the only thing to remember to do before driving off. Without it, you need to hit ASS off and Sport on which is double the inconvenience. Sounds trivial, but it adds up especially if you take numerous short trips each day.

Keep in mind that Comfort is also the anti-nausea mode. Sport gives you rocket-like blasting power which can make wife/kids seasick, especially in traffic. Makes the accelerator a hair-trigger, takes no effort to launch. A great feature when driving solo, with passengers, different story.

BJ


sounds good to me. :D Another reason why I love the manual transmission, you can shift when you want.

Unlike you wife, mine loves cars and I have to remind her when we get this ride she needs to take it easy. Hell she is as excited as I am to have a manual car again. She already knows about the different settings, her first comment is why do they have an eco setting on a 335i. :)

Damn too bad about not remembering the last setting. I think this is a mistake BMW is making, they should have it part of the drivers profile, like seat and mirror settings.

voip-ninja 10-03-2012 07:30 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Pault335i (Post 7104153)
So today I switched my F30 to sport mode. I was waiting like a good boy and not doing it before the break in period was up. I know that is not required I just knew my own limits. It was a good thing I did wait because I tell you it is a new car when you do that. I thought it was fun to drive before but man this was awesome.

Anyone else out there feel like this?

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[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gnmlOa_6HM8[/youtube]

mdsbuc 10-03-2012 07:43 AM

LOL! :lmao:

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Jamesonsviggen 10-03-2012 08:54 AM

Like I have said, I have a bad feeling that plenty of people are test driving these cars with them only being driven in COMFORT.

voip-ninja 10-03-2012 08:58 AM

Why would you have a "bad feeling" about that? BMW might very well have targeted their typical buyers with comfort mode.

tturedraider 10-03-2012 09:07 AM

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Originally Posted by mdsbuc (Post 7110698)
lol! :lmao:

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+1

FrogmanF30 10-03-2012 09:16 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Jamesonsviggen (Post 7110874)
Like I have said, I have a bad feeling that plenty of people are test driving these cars with them only being driven in COMFORT.

I did 2 test drives (with different CA's), and they both emphasized the ECO/Comfort/Sport modes and had us switch between them in different driving conditions.

I can't see a CA's not going over this feature during a test drive. I don't think people who test drive BMW's are looking for just a cushy ride.

justinnum1 10-03-2012 09:23 AM

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Originally Posted by FrogmanF30 (Post 7110933)
I did 2 test drives (with different CA's), and they both emphasized the ECO/Comfort/Sport modes and had us switch between them in different driving conditions.

I can't see a CA's not going over this feature during a test drive. I don't think people who test drive BMW's are looking for just a cushy ride.

Majority of bmw drivers i see are soccer moms. At least thats what it looks like in miami, ft.lauderdale and palm beach

boltjaM3s 10-03-2012 10:16 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Jamesonsviggen (Post 7110874)
Like I have said, I have a bad feeling that plenty of people are test driving these cars with them only being driven in COMFORT.

Quote:

Originally Posted by voip-ninja (Post 7110884)
Why would you have a "bad feeling" about that? BMW might very well have targeted their typical buyers with comfort mode.

Last time I checked, less than 10% of all 3 Series sold have MT or any sport package.

If you study the marketing of the F30 you see that BMW is trying to accentuate "Luxury" and "Comfort" and "Eco(nomy)". The potential assumption being that BMW can take the enthusiasts for granted, they'll configure a sporty model per usual, but it's the high-end luxury car audience that needs work.

The E90 was not luxurious and not comfortable, those coming off leases will look at Audi, Mercedes, and Lexus because of the E90's spartan cabins and harsh suspensions. "Comfort" and "Luxury" are quite important methinks.

BJ

boltjaM3s 10-03-2012 10:21 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by justinnum1 (Post 7110950)
Majority of bmw drivers i see are soccer moms. At least thats what it looks like in miami, ft.lauderdale and palm beach

http://sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net/hphoto..._3405459_n.jpg

Numbers are approximations based on past analysis:

The average BMW driver is 47 years old, is 50% female, is 60% likely to be leasing, is 90% using auto transmissions, is 90% not choosing sport options, is 80% buying off the lot.

Paints a very different picture than the typical Bimmerfester.

BJ

windsor027 10-03-2012 10:25 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by boltjaM3s (Post 7111090)
http://sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net/hphoto..._3405459_n.jpg

Numbers are approximations based on past analysis:

The average BMW driver is 47 years old, is 50% female, is 60% likely to be leasing, is 90% using auto transmissions, is 90% not choosing sport options, is 80% buying off the lot.

Paints a very different picture than the typical Bimmerfester.

BJ

yea but the question is how many of the 50% of female BMW drivers look like her...:D

boltjaM3s 10-03-2012 10:49 AM

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Originally Posted by windsor027 (Post 7111103)
yea but the question is how many of the 50% of female BMW drivers look like her...

http://www.midatlanticmotorwerkes.co...vice_Parts.jpg

http://www.midatlanticmotorwerkes.co...g_VA_22801.jpg

http://www.midatlanticmotorwerkes.co...vice_Parts.jpg

http://www.midatlanticmotorwerkes.co...vice_Parts.jpg

Definitely.

BJ

justinnum1 10-03-2012 10:52 AM

wtf was that old lady in the convertible thinking not getting ZHP :slap:

boltjaM3s 10-03-2012 10:54 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by justinnum1 (Post 7111185)
wtf was that old lady in the convertible thinking not getting ZHP

"Old lady"?

I think you meant to say "core customer".

BJ

windsor027 10-03-2012 10:57 AM

you really know how to take the wind out of sails BJ.....:rofl:

boltjaM3s 10-03-2012 11:51 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by windsor027 (Post 7111207)
you really know how to take the wind out of sails BJ.....

http://i208.photobucket.com/albums/b...mes/care04.jpg

Better?

BJ

windsor027 10-03-2012 12:04 PM

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Originally Posted by boltjaM3s (Post 7111317)

Lets just say I dropped the keyboard, mouse and chocked on my apple all at the same time.

Notice....manual or so called stick. :D


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