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Old 09-27-2012, 06:01 PM
denistu denistu is offline
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Sport Mode showed up but not working in 2011 28i

Hey guys,

The latest software upgrade introduced the Sport Mode under the settings on my 2011 X3 28i.
I was quite surprised to see this as I don't have the sport button in my car.

The mode gives you an option to chose between: Chassis, Drivetrain, and Chassis & Drivetrain entries. It is supposed to affect your suspension and steering feel.

After playing with this new option for a while, I realized that it doesn't do anything.
I guess it works only for those who have the adaptive suspension in their cars.

Could someone confirm that this is indeed just a "dummy" option that doesn't do anything, at least in the X3 models that never had that options before.

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Old 09-27-2012, 06:52 PM
Want the Thrill Want the Thrill is offline
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Correct. If you don't have DHP or the Sport activity package, the option will do nothing for you even if it is now showing on your Idrive screen.
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Old 09-27-2012, 07:09 PM
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I had the exact same thing. No joy.
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Old 09-28-2012, 07:38 AM
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Does the msport pkg on the 28i count?
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