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X3 F25 (2011 - current)
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Old 07-10-2013, 11:22 AM
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i test drove a 28i. I saw only EcoPro, comfort and sport mode. On other BMW models, there's a Sport+ mode. What's the special about it or is it really special ? does it come with X3?

Going to order a X3 with adaptive dampers. The setting of the dampers should be linked to these "modes" also?

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Old 07-10-2013, 02:27 PM
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I believe the sport+ mode comes with the M-Sport package, the sport+ mode is the same as the sport mode but it also disable the traction control as well, it save you the step of pushing the DTC off button. The damper setting are link to the mode buttons.
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Old 07-11-2013, 04:16 AM
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Traction control and stability control are separate functions. I had understood that sport+ disables only stability control thereby leaving traction control to be disabled by its own switch. Stability control is more of a nanny than traction control because it senses and limits yaw, and I believe, pitch to recover enough directional stability to prevent or mitigate slides, spins, and rollovers. Traction control, as its name states, senses and limits only loss of tire traction on the road surface even in straight forward and backward movement.
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Old 07-11-2013, 10:51 AM
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I do not have the M-Sport Package and I do have the sport + setting.

I believe its either apart of the Dynamic Handling package or the 35i. Both of which I have.
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Old 07-11-2013, 06:06 PM
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Yes, with the Dynamic Handling package you not only get dynamic dampers, variable sport steering, and performance control, but you also get the driving dynamics selector on the center console, to select Comfort, Sport and Sport+ modes.

Sport+ activates dynamic traction control (DTC), which is actually just a relaxed state of dynamic stability control (DSC) in which the wheels are permitted to slip a bit. This can be useful to gain traction on loose gravel or deep snow, and it also allows controlled drifts for aggressive cornering. But it requires the driver to know how to handle some of the stabilization.
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Yes, with the Dynamic Handling package you not only get dynamic dampers, variable sport steering, and performance control, but you also get the driving dynamics selector on the center console, to select Comfort, Sport and Sport+ modes.

Sport+ activates dynamic traction control (DTC), which is actually just a relaxed state of dynamic stability control (DSC) in which the wheels are permitted to slip a bit. This can be useful to gain traction on loose gravel or deep snow, and it also allows controlled drifts for aggressive cornering. But it requires the driver to know how to handle some of the stabilization.
Even without the Dynamic handling package, you still get the driving dynamic selector in the center console, but it does not have the sport+ mode and the selector obviously will not control the suspension. Does the X3 have the customize driving dynamic option in the idrive like the 5 series, where one can select steering, suspension and throttle setting in the sport mode.
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