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      08-30-2010, 09:02 AM   #6
richard in NC
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Originally Posted by ronald_adi View Post
The SPORT button is only for the suspension if you have adaptive drive. (and you only have the SPORT button when u have the adaptive drive option). It does nothing to the engine or gearbox.

Pushing the gear lever to the LEFT puts it in sports mode - and THIS is for the gearbox - drops the gear 1 or 2 down, and keeps it at the best possible gear.

It may also sharpen throttle response and sharper steering (if you have adaptive steering), but i am not sure of this.

I'll have to play some more with my new X5 50i but I think Sport mode on the gear shift only changes the transmission settings.

I wonder if Dinan or other upgrades can add more adjustments to the sport mode?
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