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Old 10-21-2012, 08:50 AM
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On my 2013 M-sport, once you select sport mode, the i-drive screen shows in red what is affected. This is no option to do anything further...after searching all over the i-drive for about an hour yesterday. You cannot tell it to leave the transmission alone.
I'd be very surprised if that is the case. In my 2012 you most definitely can tell it to leave the transmission alone in sport mode (but not sport plus). I don't see them changing that. But I have found that it took me literally several months to find some menus that were not where I expected them to be. You might want to look some more if you are trying to get sport mode to only change the suspension and not the transmission.
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Old 10-21-2012, 12:54 PM
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I'd be very surprised if that is the case. In my 2012 you most definitely can tell it to leave the transmission alone in sport mode (but not sport plus). I don't see them changing that. But I have found that it took me literally several months to find some menus that were not where I expected them to be. You might want to look some more if you are trying to get sport mode to only change the suspension and not the transmission.
+1 my 2012 is the same way. I love having the sport oriented suspension and steering while still utilizing 7th and 8th gears. And when I want sport transmission I throw the shifter to the left. I can't imagine they removed this for 2013
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Old 10-21-2012, 02:16 PM
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+1 my 2012 is the same way. I love having the sport oriented suspension and steering while still utilizing 7th and 8th gears. And when I want sport transmission I throw the shifter to the left. I can't imagine they removed this for 2013
Agree on this. The option to NOT change transmission shift point is buried in the iDrive. Also, my 2013 550 does not have an EcoPro setting.
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Old 10-22-2012, 04:24 AM
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you can goto

http://www.bmw.com/com/en/owners/navigation/pia.html

to edit your profile.

After upload your profile, then go to settings->transmission and technology, then you will see 3 options for "sport mode":

Drivetrain, Chassis and Drivetrain & Chassis

You can just select Chassis.

After download the file into the USB and import it back to your car then you can see in the idrive that when you select "Sport mode", it only highlight the chassis part.
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Old 10-22-2012, 09:11 AM
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OK- may be another variation here but when I select sport or sport+ my default is chassis and transmission (the shift points definitely are changed). I selected this and have no problem. When in sport or sport+ AND I move the gear selector over to the left- the transmission seems to become even more aggressive (it instantly drops a gear and per the same speed keeps the revs much higher).

Is this normal for everyone or is this what the sport auto tranny is for?? It is normal for me now, but at first felt like a preflight check with buttons and things to do before driving. My only gripe is remembering to shift the gear selector back to normal before trying to reverse.
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Old 10-22-2012, 09:13 AM
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TL;DR entire thread, but yes, you can just selecting the chassis, drivetrain, or both. On the 2013, when you select sport, you have the option to configure. Select that and it will take you to the right page.

I drive in sport chassis mode the vast majority of the time. It tightens up the feel of the car, but doesn't kill the milage.
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Old 10-22-2012, 09:17 AM
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TL;DR entire thread, but yes, you can just selecting the chassis, drivetrain, or both. On the 2013, when you select sport, you have the option to configure. Select that and it will take you to the right page.

I drive in sport chassis mode the vast majority of the time. It tightens up the feel of the car, but doesn't kill the milage.
Again - chassis/suspension changes only come into affect if you have DDC.
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Old 10-22-2012, 01:13 PM
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OK- may be another variation here but when I select sport or sport+ my default is chassis and transmission (the shift points definitely are changed). I selected this and have no problem. When in sport or sport+ AND I move the gear selector over to the left- the transmission seems to become even more aggressive (it instantly drops a gear and per the same speed keeps the revs much higher).

Is this normal for everyone or is this what the sport auto tranny is for?? It is normal for me now, but at first felt like a preflight check with buttons and things to do before driving. My only gripe is remembering to shift the gear selector back to normal before trying to reverse.
It should drop a gear when you put it in sport + just the same as if you move the lever to the left when not in sport mode already. I can't imagine there are two levels of the sport settings in the transmission. I have not put my car in sport + in quite a while as I never have a need to. Next time I drive the car I'll try to remember give it a try and see if I'm remembering it correctly.
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Old 10-23-2012, 05:35 AM
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Again - chassis/suspension changes only come into affect if you have DDC.
So your saying it doesn't change anything if don't have DDC? ..
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Old 10-23-2012, 07:08 AM
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So your saying it doesn't change anything if don't have DDC? ..
If you don't have DDC/ARS it still adjusts the throttle response. I notice it on my manual transmission too.
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Old 10-23-2012, 08:02 AM
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So your saying it doesn't change anything if don't have DDC? ..
All cars - it changes throttle response and traction control.

SAT Equipped cards - it changes shift points. (I have a manual)

DDC Equipped cars - suspension changes
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Old 11-08-2012, 12:56 PM
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Garfielddw: Please tell me more. I want to modify the sport mode like you apparently have succeeded in doing.
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Old 11-08-2012, 04:05 PM
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Old 11-08-2012, 05:38 PM
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All cars - it changes throttle response and traction control.

SAT Equipped cards - it changes shift points. (I have a manual)

DDC Equipped cars - suspension changes
+1. I just wish BMW made it easier for the consumer.
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Old 11-09-2012, 06:05 AM
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I just got 2012 535xdrive 4 weeks ago, and I don't have DDC, SAT or ARS. So, I only have eco-comfort-sport and in the sport mode, there is no option that you can select. But last night when I export my profile and play around. It turn out that there are 3 things that you can select in the sport mode. So, now in my "sport" mode, it only adjust steering and leave the transmission and throttle alone. ^_^
I have the same car as you, when I put my car in sport mode, the hydrudlic steering feels the same, the transmission and throttle is different. What do you mean by exporting your profile and playing around with it. I sure would like to know how to adjust each setting individually on a non sport package 2012 535xi.

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Old 11-09-2012, 07:46 AM
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^^ on my 2013 535xi the hydraulic steering is definitely different between Sport and comfort modes. I was surprised since i thought this was only limited to the non Xi models with the electric steering but i am 100% sure it is different between modes. In comfort mode the steering is feather light and Sport mode feels more heavier when you are about mid way into a turn. I noticed this because although its heavier it still feels artificial compared to how my E90 335 felt.

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Old 11-09-2012, 08:10 AM
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^^ on my 2013 535xi the hydraulic steering is definitely different between Sport and comfort modes. I was surprised since i thought this was only limited to the non Xi models with the electric steering but i am 100% sure it is different between modes. In comfort mode the steering is feather light and Sport mode feels more heavier when you are about mid way into a turn. I noticed this because although its heavier it still feels artificial compared to how my E90 335 felt.

Alan
You have the M-sport package and the sport+ mode, that might be the difference. I only have the button in the center console and no control of the modes from the I-drive.

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Garfielddw,

I'm able to download the profile from the car to a usb drive (using the usb port in the center console compartment), plug it into my computer (MacBook), manipulate it using the BMW website (the link that you provided) and then I run into trouble. When I save the changed profile, it does so as a download that I then have to drag onto the usb drive. Once I do, it's in a format that (.do) that the car does not recognize and therefore I can't upload it back to the car. Any clues?
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Old 01-16-2013, 01:08 PM
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In my 2013 going from Comfort+, Comfort, to Sport makes a HUGE difference in the way the car feels. Its so big that Bmw should have label that switch "BMW" for the Sport and "Lincoln Town Car" for the Comfort modes

Alan
I've been trying to convince myself that most of the difference is in my head, but I'm blown away by how much the car changes! I'm starting to call it the transformer.

(I do have DDC and SAT)
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