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Old 06-09-2008, 05:03 AM
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What I like best about Sport Mode

Besides the shorter gear ratios, I love the way the car downshifts when driving/cornerning aggressively. Nothing like taking a hard corner and having the car downshift to help slow the car down. It is very noticable on my car. I wonder it all non-sport seven's have the same sport mode characteristics.
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Old 06-09-2008, 06:17 AM
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Old 06-09-2008, 06:43 AM
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How does sport mode affect gear ratios?

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Old 06-09-2008, 07:11 AM
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The transmission shifts at different point than when in the standard comfort mode. So, you'll stay in a lower gear longer before it shifts up. Pretty much higher RPM and response from the peddle.
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Old 06-09-2008, 07:51 AM
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Besides the shorter gear ratios, I love the way the car downshifts when driving/cornerning aggressively. Nothing like taking a hard corner and having the car downshift to help slow the car down. It is very noticable on my car. I wonder it all non-sport seven's have the same sport mode characteristics.
I'm a huge fan of sport mode - it makes merging on the expressway a breeze. When I'm in regular mode, the car will sometime hesitate before surging violently. Not with sport mode

I wish there was a way to set the car up to run in sport mode full time unless you change it. It woulda been a cool i-drive feauture.
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Old 06-09-2008, 08:00 AM
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You can just hit the s mode button on the steering wheel....car is sport mode..
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Old 06-09-2008, 08:20 AM
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You can just hit the s mode button on the steering wheel....car is sport mode..
yup, but when you restart the car, its back in regular mode the car also loses its sport mode setting when you put the car in reverse.

i think the only car that had sport mode funtionality full time (without driver intervention) was the 760i.
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Old 06-09-2008, 08:52 AM
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That doesnt really bother me, and with gas prices now I try to keep the rpm's as low as possible...
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No sports package on rafa's car also hence why no sport mode...hahahahaha..Jk
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Even cars without the Sports Package have the sport mode for transmission shifting. The sport mode changes the shift points of the tranny (not the gear ratios), the throttle response and the steering effort.
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Old 06-09-2008, 01:23 PM
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I believe the steering is only effected when you have the Adaptive Ride package which I did have on my non sport 2002. I do not think that going into S mode on my current car impacts the steering resistance at all.

On 2002's there was no sport mode for the transmission. As 2002 US owners know, all we got was a lame downshift button with no upshift button on the back of the steering wheel.

Sport mode for me on my 2002 was gong into idrive and changing the ride from comfort to sport which tightened the suspsension and steering but had no effect on the tranny.
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I run with S mode most of the time- makes me feel 20 years younger
Or am I suppose to feel someone 20 years younger?
Crap-I knew i had that wrong
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I run with S mode most of the time- makes me feel 20 years younger
Or am I suppose to feel someone 20 years younger?
Crap-I knew i had that wrong
well, which one would make you feel better? lol
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Gas mileage differential?

I use Sport mode somewhat sparingly these days as I'm trying to maximize my mileage. Has anyone accumulated data on the degree to which using Sport affects gas mileage? I presume that its very much user dependent since some people will accelerate much harder than others while in Sport mode.
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Old 06-10-2008, 06:08 AM
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I would have to wonder if the gas mileage is better or worse in bumper to bumper or other stop and go situations.

We are currently having a 90 degree heatwave in MA and I have been using sport mode more so to give the engine an easier chore of spinning the AC compressor. It just feels sluggish in non-sport with the AC cranked in bumper to bumper 90 degree weather. It seems like the engine has to work harder. Sport mode cranks up the rpm's a notch.
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Besides the shorter gear ratios, I love the way the car downshifts when driving/cornerning aggressively. Nothing like taking a hard corner and having the car downshift to help slow the car down. It is very noticable on my car. I wonder it all non-sport seven's have the same sport mode characteristics.
+1. sport mode is so much more responsive. however, i like throwing it in Manual (M) and using the paddle shifters even more (although the location of the shifters is just terrible)
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