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View Poll Results: How do you drive your BMW?
Selector lever position at M/S 90%-100% of time 19 12.42%
Selector lever position at M/S 50%-90% of time 13 8.50%
Selector lever position at M/S 20%-50% of time 14 9.15%
Selector lever position at M/S 0-20% of time 30 19.61%
I have a manual transmission 77 50.33%
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      04-23-2012, 06:18 PM   #1
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How do you drive your BMW...

I was wondering how BMW owners drive their cars/suvs, do they really use sport mode of the auto transmission...

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      04-24-2012, 05:49 AM   #2
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I agree. Had one as a loaner when my 335 was in for PPK install and really enjoyed it. It was nimble and easy to zip around in. Kinda reminded me of a 2002. I'd love to try the M.
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      04-24-2012, 07:49 AM   #3
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I use sport mode very often in my z4 35i dct.
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      04-24-2012, 12:36 PM   #4
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i usually go s3
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      04-24-2012, 01:10 PM   #5
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I use it quite often. Usually when I want to overtake someone like a dick, enjoy the stretch ahead of me, or just feel the power that the twin-turbo'd beast has to offer.
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      04-24-2012, 01:14 PM   #6
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My car is a manual, but I never use the sport button
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      04-25-2012, 07:45 AM   #7
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I love the power I feel in ds mode- especially when the vtech kicks in. Lol.
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      04-25-2012, 10:58 AM   #8
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Driving the car in D is really lame imo. I only do it when I have a coffee in my hand or am getting a BJ...
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I didn't use it very much at all in my 328i, but now that I have the paddle shifters I use it nearly everytime I get in the car.
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      04-25-2012, 02:55 PM   #10
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I don't have a BMW but have driven other's BMW and have always chosen sports mode. BTW I prefer manual transmission.
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      04-25-2012, 07:30 PM   #12
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Almost always in D/S. Use paddle-shifters about half the time when I'm in Sport mode.

I would also say that about 30%-50% percent of the time that I drive in Sport Mode I also use the Sport Button on the 335is.

DCT is awesome
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      04-26-2012, 05:50 AM   #13
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always in Sport + ...i drive it like i stole it
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      04-26-2012, 05:40 PM   #14
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      04-26-2012, 10:13 PM   #15
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Usually when I want to overtake someone like a dick
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I dont think ive ever drove more than 5 minutes without sport mode on haha
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Town commuting: normal mode and paddles for downshifting and save brake paddles
Trips: sport mode (suspensions setting only for fuel economy) and paddles for overtaking/downshifting
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      05-04-2012, 10:50 AM   #18
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Unfortunately, I don't get many opportunities to "drive" my car. I am usually stuck in traffic that moves at 10-20 MPH pretty much from point A to point B, and I don't believe in gunning it, then slamming on the brakes between 100 feet from one traffic light to the other.

The few times I have left the city with her however, I have experimented with the M/S and or the sport button, but to be honest, the X6 is so sure-footed and she already distributes power incredibly well, (especially with the JB4 chip I have installed), I haven't had many opportunities to test her limits.

Daily driving: Normal Mode

The one -two long trips I MIGHT go on occasionally: Normal Mode (most of the time)

Playing/Showing off (with/for other high performance cars): M/S and Sport button engaged all the way!!
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xDrive vs RWD

BMW gives AWD drivers one transmission choice.....Automatic

I really miss driving a 6 speed but I don't have a choice where I live now. We get 500-800"(no typo) of snow October to June here in the Wasatch Mountains in Utah and I refuse to drive a Suburu all winter just to drive a manual trans 550i RWD a few months a year.

It's too bad BMW forces you and me into a AUTO in any xDrive.
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      05-31-2012, 08:03 PM   #20
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I enjoy using M/S mode, but I wish the response was faster.
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0-20% of the time. Mostly used for passing.
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Driving the car in D is really lame imo. I only do it when I have a coffee in my hand or am getting a BJ...
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