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Old 04-21-2017, 10:10 AM
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I used to have a 328 2011. Couple of months a go i got a 2016 328. Out of my surprise i noted that the 2016 uses way less gass than the 2011. Currently the 2016 is in comfort mode. Is that why? The 2011 did not have the option to change modes so i am not sure what mode it was in...

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Turbo i4 vs NA i6 and a bunch of years of increased technology is my guess.

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turbo i4 vs na i6 and a bunch of years of increased technology is my guess.

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Old 04-21-2017, 06:38 PM
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Also, 8 speed vs 6 speed automatic helps
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No, comfort mode is not the reason why. as mentioned above: 2L 4cyl for new vs 3L 6cyl on your old. Regarding driving modes. Eco pro is supposed to technically give you the better gas mileage than comfort and sport. Eco pro according to BMW is supposed to give you up to 20% more fuel economy depending on your model and driving behavior. Driving behavior being that you can still drive fast, accelerate hard, drive manual mode to run higher rpm between gears, override the auto stop/start, etc which would defeat the purpose of the eco pro mode shutting things down or retarding things to save fuel consumption.
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Sport and Sport + will increase RPM's of the shift points on a car with an automatic transmission. (I've heard that some BMW's have those.)

If you have Dynamic Handling Package, there's a hydraulic pump that runs the active-anti-roll system. That's another drag on the engine that increases fuel consumption in Sport and Sport + modes.
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Sport and Sport + will increase RPM's of the shift points on a car with an automatic transmission. (I've heard that some BMW's have those.)



If you have Dynamic Handling Package, there's a hydraulic pump that runs the active-anti-roll system. That's another drag on the engine that increases fuel consumption in Sport and Sport + modes.

They don't offer active anti roll on the f30. They do use the same package name but it just refers to the addition on a variable ratio steering rack
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So who is driving comfort mode and who is driving eco pro here and why?
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Comfort+ for me lately. Where I live the roads are flat and straight, sort of a waste of a BMW. The only time I get to use the handling of my BMW and my Michelin PSS's locally is making a sweeping left turn (with two left turn lanes) quickly to beat the yellow light or to get ahead of another left turner to get to my off-ramp.

I've had a few short but good races where somebody is Hell bent on me not getting in front of them. I'm not cutting them off, just driving faster than they would have been normally.

The last "race" was against a Chevy Equinox compact SUV. I was in my Cobalt beater. Both cars likely had the same engine, a 2.4 liter, VVT, four-cylinder. But, I had the weight advantage and a fairly new set of Continental DW's. Being in the left most lane, shorter turning radius and I can modify my line through the turn, gives me an inherent advantage.

Last year, a woman in the right left turn lane, in a Mercedes-Benz CLS 500 almost hit the curb trying to stop me from getting in front of her in the fun turn.

On a manual transmission BMW, changing the modes changes the throttle sensitivity. It's hard to readapt with constant changes between Sport and Comfort.

Eco Pro fiddles with the performance of the air conditioning. Once I figured that out, I was pretty much done with Eco Pro. Eco Pro on a manual transmission car also pretty much prevents blipping the throttle for smooth downshifting.
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Comfort+ for me lately. Where I live the roads are flat and straight, sort of a waste of a BMW. The only time I get to use the handling of my BMW and my Michelin PSS's locally is making a sweeping left turn (with two left turn lanes) quickly to beat the yellow light or to get ahead of another left turner to get to my off-ramp.



I've had a few short but good races where somebody is Hell bent on me not getting in front of them. I'm not cutting them off, just driving faster than they would have been normally.



The last "race" was against a Chevy Equinox compact SUV. I was in my Cobalt beater. Both cars likely had the same engine, a 2.4 liter, VVT, four-cylinder. But, I had the weight advantage and a fairly new set of Continental DW's. Being in the left most lane, shorter turning radius and I can modify my line through the turn, gives me an inherent advantage.



Last year, a woman in the right left turn lane, in a Mercedes-Benz CLS 500 almost hit the curb trying to stop me from getting in front of her in the fun turn.



On a manual transmission BMW, changing the modes changes the throttle sensitivity. It's hard to readapt with constant changes between Sport and Comfort.



Eco Pro fiddles with the performance of the air conditioning. Once I figured that out, I was pretty much done with Eco Pro. Eco Pro on a manual transmission car also pretty much prevents blipping the throttle for smooth downshifting.

Why not just go to "configure sport mode" and select "chassis only". That should give you the firmer steering and suspension setting without the jumpy throttle.
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Why not just go to "configure sport mode" and select "chassis only". That should give you the firmer steering and suspension setting without the jumpy throttle.
Thanks. I'll give that a try. I'm still discovering things on the iDrive after three years.
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