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Old 10-05-2012, 05:51 PM
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Sport Mode at startup?

Does anyone know if there is a way to program the suspension settings so that the car can be in Sport Mode at startup?
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Old 10-05-2012, 06:36 PM
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The answer is no, and it drives me nuts. I have no idea what BMW was thinking. I can understand the transmission not defaulting to sport, but I have mine programmed so just the suspension is firmer in sport mode. Just one of a long list of BMW stupid quirks that detract from such a great driving car.
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Old 10-05-2012, 06:59 PM
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While I'd love this, and while it's utterly annoying that "normal" is the default, there's something about pushing that sport button that makes you feel like you can take over the world. It's my equivalent of locking target on bin Laden's compound in Pakistan. Maybe that's what BMW was thinking after all...
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Old 10-05-2012, 08:19 PM
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The answer is no, and it drives me nuts. I have no idea what BMW was thinking. I can understand the transmission not defaulting to sport, but I have mine programmed so just the suspension is firmer in sport mode. Just one of a long list of BMW stupid quirks that detract from such a great driving car.
Totally agree. Funny how much venom on this board directed at needing to manually disable Auto S/S, while his IMHO is a much bigger issue and cannot be addressed through coding. The logical thing would be to offer a 'remember last used' mode.
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Old 10-06-2012, 05:25 AM
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My wife's Merc C-350 is the same way. I was told it had something to do with trying to make EPA benchmarks.
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Old 10-06-2012, 06:53 AM
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I find this to be a sticky area. I would like to start in Sport mode, and I also would like Sport to affect both the suspension and motor/transmission. Problem with this is that I don't want to subject my cold engine to the high revs that the Sport shift pattern imposes. So it seems that I have conflicting desires. U?
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Old 10-06-2012, 07:13 AM
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My wife's Merc C-350 is the same way. I was told it had something to do with trying to make EPA benchmarks.
Ditto this with my wife's Cayenne.
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Old 10-06-2012, 10:06 AM
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While I'd love this, and while it's utterly annoying that "normal" is the default, there's something about pushing that sport button that makes you feel like you can take over the world. It's my equivalent of locking target on bin Laden's compound in Pakistan. Maybe that's what BMW was thinking after all...
Totally agree. I love hitting the toggle on the center console and then switching the stick over. Feels like I'm getting ready for the autobahn even though I live in socal :-). I also like to give the motor a little time to warm up before I let her free.
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Haven't tried this yet but it might work: Page 31 of the 2013 5 manual says you can set Sport Mode as a preference in your Personal Profile in iDrive. Personal settings will be remembered in the selected profile and also in the memory key fob. I'm going to try it.
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Old 11-08-2012, 01:34 PM
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Haven't tried this yet but it might work: Page 31 of the 2013 5 manual says you can set Sport Mode as a preference in your Personal Profile in iDrive. Personal settings will be remembered in the selected profile and also in the memory key fob. I'm going to try it.
That is not what you think it is. What that does it remember your preference for whether the transmission goes into the sport shifting mode or not when you put the suspension into sport mode. I thought the same thing you did when I read the manual. It is totally confusing.
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My wife's Merc C-350 is the same way. I was told it had something to do with trying to make EPA benchmarks.
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I find this to be a sticky area. I would like to start in Sport mode, and I also would like Sport to affect both the suspension and motor/transmission. Problem with this is that I don't want to subject my cold engine to the high revs that the Sport shift pattern imposes. So it seems that I have conflicting desires. U?
What you two are both forgetting is that the BMW you can set just the suspension to sport mode which would have zero effect on any EPA issues.
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