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Old 10-31-2010, 09:44 AM
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sport and sport +

I just got my Z4 with double clutch trans. So what actually happens when you put it in sport and sport + mode. Does it change suspension settings and quicker shifting? I know in sport + it goes into manual shifting but what else happens?

Sorry for the stupid question but this is new to me.
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Old 10-31-2010, 10:03 AM
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Old 10-31-2010, 05:34 PM
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Thanks for the link. After reading that and taking the car for a drive I really notice the difference and what a difference it is. Wow.
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Old 10-31-2010, 06:23 PM
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Thanks for the link. After reading that and taking the car for a drive I really notice the difference and what a difference it is. Wow.
Glad to be of help : I figured that was the best solution as they say "Seeing is believing"
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Old 11-10-2010, 10:56 AM
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I have a 2010 30i S drive standard transmission. I like the way the car handles in Sport mode
but I have a few questions.
Should the car be moving when shifting into sport or sport+ or standing still?
Do either of these modes provide more traction?
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Old 11-10-2010, 05:33 PM
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Moving or standing still. It does not matter.

Next I need to try the launch control. That should be fun.

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Old 11-10-2010, 07:39 PM
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I have a 2010 30i S drive standard transmission. I like the way the car handles in Sport mode
but I have a few questions.
Should the car be moving when shifting into sport or sport+ or standing still?
Do either of these modes provide more traction?
As noted, it doesn't matter if you are moving or not. For the most part, changing the Sport settings alters only the computers settings, such as steering sensitivity and weight, changes the throttle quickness in response to gas pedal movement, DCT transmissions shift points change, etc. The one actual mechanical exception would be the shock absorbers. They have metallic particles in the shock fluid that changes the shock fluid viscosity when subjected to a magnetic force. These make the shock absorber softer or firmer depending on the setting. But, again, switching it on or off while moving or not does not adversely affect the car.

Normal and Sport modes have slightly different traction control limits, whereas Sport+ almost complete turns off traction control.

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Old 11-11-2010, 04:36 AM
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Old 11-13-2010, 05:38 PM
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If you read this review about our car you will know. Simply put you have to take her for a long drive along a curvy stretch of road and find out for yourself

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Rolf,

Thanks for the review link, I thought I had read all the reviews out there over the last year but have never seen that one.
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