You do know there are 6 levels of S mode and 5 levels of A mode to choose from?
The lower levels shift slower. Also the transmission shifts slower when you are off the throttle or at low throttle versus at full throttle.
And A1 does not use 1st at all.
You change the level with the rocker switch with the bars (like the ATT commercial) by the shifter. There is a similar display on the dash that shows which level is selected.
And BTW, RTFM.
'95 Alpine M3 LTW
'00 Dakar M Roadster
'02 Topaz M3
Red/White SRF #4 (Chassis 561)