2nd Gen R59 Roadster "Sport"

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  1. JECO

    JECO Active Member

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    Believe it or not, I have never pushed the "sport" button in my 2012 Roadster S. Now I am wondering, what am I missing, if anything. Thought I would ask for an explanation in MA language to see if anyone thinks it is worth using.
     
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    It gives better throttle response for one and suppose to tighten steering. I use it all the time on my Countryman.
     
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    It gives you the very fun burble & pop!
     
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    Thanks, I will give it a try!
     
  5. Dave.0

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    Don't be afraid of the FUN button. :biggrin5:
     
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    Is there any reason why we would not keep the sport button engaged all the time?
     
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    i see no reason not to...any idea if sport mode effects fuel econ?
     
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    #8 papa-j, Aug 24, 2013
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    Countryman is most fun with the button.

    If I am in Stop and go on a commute = no Sport button
    If I am Zipping around town = Sport button

    My experience:
    Sport = less MPG
    Sport = more smiles per mile :D

    I use the Sport button and smile more.
    The rest of life is better when Sport is engaged. :beer

    The R53 requires no button.....

    -Steve
     
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    "Luke, use the Sport"

    "May the sport be with you"
     
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    use it, you will enjoy it
     
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    When I forget to turn on the sport button I think I have a flat tire, or the handbrake is still on. So tempted to buy one of those mods that keep it on all the time.
     
  12. DneprDave

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    The automatic transmission shifts sooner and stays in the next lower gear than without the sport button engaged. On the highway, it stays in fifth gear, I have to switch off sport mode to get it to shift into sixth gear. The only other thing I notice is improved throttle response, the steering feels the same.
     
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    Why would it stay in 5th? I don't see how that would help mpg.
     
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    It Sport Mode, it's not for mileage, it's for performance. Holding the transmission in fifth keeps the RPMs up and in it's power zone.
     
  15. Zillon

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    Sport mode affects mileage moreso in an automatic than a manual because it will tell the transmission to shift more aggressively and hold gears instead of pushing for an upshift to save fuel economy.

    Also, you get some more weight in the steering, and some fun burbles and pops from the exhaust. Highly recommended.
     
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    Because it automatically resets to off whenever the engine is shut off.
     
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    Well yes, but at Highway speed? . . . I guess you never know when you suddenly will want to slam it on the highway...
     
  18. DneprDave

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    That's why I disengage "Sport" when I'm on the highway.
     

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