Thread: X6 M50d ordered
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      09-15-2012, 12:31 AM   #51
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Sport Button

Originally Posted by peterc1962 View Post
Hi England
I am also enjoying the X6 M50d a lot, greatest car for me ever
One question I have for you:
I do not notice any difference when I press the "Sport" button just below the gear stick. The ride definitely doesn't get firmer or anything. Took it to my dealer and we went for a drive and he claims he felt the steering stiffening up a tiny little bit when "Sport" is pressed but also he said that he couldn't feel any difference in the suspension.

What is your experience with that? Notice any difference?

My dealer didn't know how different that should get as it was the first of those models that went out and as this version already has a stiffer suspension than the other versions he wasn't sure either how much difference one should feel.

Would appreciate any feedback you have on that issue, thanks.
Hi Peter

I do notice a difference when engaging the Sport Button.

The steering tightens and becomes more responsive.

The suspension becomes noticeably harder.

I did compare the 2 settings when driving at speed on nearby country lanes and you definately notice a difference.......

If I do not engage the SPORT button it is a more softer/comfortable ride but the corners have more roll effect.

The sports mode gearbox obviously runs independently to the sport button and with both engaged this car flies.

If you cannot notice a difference with the Sport Mode I would suggest something might be wrong!

Does "SPORT" appear on the computer screen on the dashboard when engaged?

Have you tried both settings on small fast bends as you will notice a difference then and to be fair will be difficult to notice when driving in a straight line!

I will be out in it tomorrow and be able to give more specific feedback.