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February 05, 2018, 08:00:58 PM

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Driving in sport mode
« on: February 05, 2018, 08:00:58 PM »
Really like the extra boost it gives, is there any downside to driving in sport all the time?

February 05, 2018, 08:25:21 PM
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Re: Driving in sport mode
« Reply #1 on: February 05, 2018, 08:25:21 PM »
Apart from fuel economy and reduced service intervals, probably not.

If yours is anything like mine though, you need to be making considerable progress to get above 5th or 6th  :D

Sport mode will keep you in much lower gears if within the speed limits.  Never fully tested the X6 but certainly my X5 only dropped into 6th above 100mph around a test track.  If the 8sp box is the same then you might still have a couple of cogs left to use at that speed.
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February 05, 2018, 09:36:52 PM
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« Reply #2 on: February 05, 2018, 09:36:52 PM »
Apart from fuel economy and reduced service intervals, probably not.

If yours is anything like mine though, you need to be making considerable progress to get above 5th or 6th  :D

Sport mode will keep you in much lower gears if within the speed limits.  Never fully tested the X6 but certainly my X5 only dropped into 6th above 100mph around a test track.  If the 8sp box is the same then you might still have a couple of cogs left to use at that speed.

Would that be the A1M test track  :P
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February 05, 2018, 10:04:59 PM
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Re: Driving in sport mode
« Reply #3 on: February 05, 2018, 10:04:59 PM »
Apart from fuel economy and reduced service intervals, probably not.

If yours is anything like mine though, you need to be making considerable progress to get above 5th or 6th  :D

Sport mode will keep you in much lower gears if within the speed limits.  Never fully tested the X6 but certainly my X5 only dropped into 6th above 100mph around a test track.  If the 8sp box is the same then you might still have a couple of cogs left to use at that speed.

Thanks mate...its great in sport on the country roads near me...maybe not needed on motorway runs  :)

February 06, 2018, 03:18:24 PM
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Re: Driving in sport mode
« Reply #4 on: February 06, 2018, 03:18:24 PM »
Silly question perhaps.  Is sport mode exclusive to the M-Sport or an added option?  and not available on the SE?

**Assume you refer to manual, was checking if there was a super duper sport button :o)**

February 06, 2018, 06:25:51 PM
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Re: Driving in sport mode
« Reply #5 on: February 06, 2018, 06:25:51 PM »
Apart from fuel economy and reduced service intervals, probably not.

If yours is anything like mine though, you need to be making considerable progress to get above 5th or 6th  :D

Sport mode will keep you in much lower gears if within the speed limits.  Never fully tested the X6 but certainly my X5 only dropped into 6th above 100mph around a test track.  If the 8sp box is the same then you might still have a couple of cogs left to use at that speed.

Would that be the A1M test track  :P

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February 13, 2018, 10:23:35 PM
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Re: Driving in sport mode
« Reply #6 on: February 13, 2018, 10:23:35 PM »
Silly question perhaps.  Is sport mode exclusive to the M-Sport or an added option?  and not available on the SE?

**Assume you refer to manual, was checking if there was a super duper sport button :o)**

It's on the SE too. Push the stick to the left. Moves it to Sport/Manual mode.
The is also another optional "Sport mode" located just behind the gear stick. This for Adaptive Drive suspension mode. Picture here:
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