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Hi all. One of the options I went for was the variable damper control. However, after trying everything I can't seem to configure it. I first put the car into sports mode and then go to settings, driving modes and then configure sport. The screen then shows the image in the pic but each time I scroll from drivetrain & chasis to drivetrain or to chasis and press enter all I get is a ticked circle. Have I got it wrong.


 

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What are you trying to do when you say configure, littlebird? I don't have VDC myself but my understanding is that you can set the modes to change suspension, throttle response/steering, or both. Looks like the screen is allowing you to do that. Or are you trying to change something else?
 

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It's probably because you are expecting to get more variability than you do, littlebird. It's not a 1-10 style system, where you can have incremental settings from very soft through very hard.
Variable dampers gets you an automatic 'soft' setting on Green & Mid settings, and then you can have either 'soft' or 'hard' in Sport mode.
Selecting 'drivetrain & chassis' in Sport gives you the hard settings, and selecting Drivetrain only gives you the power of Sport, but not the 'hard' chassis.
Selecting Chassis only gives you the hard chassis, but without the sporty powertrain.
That's all there is, in terms of variability.
 

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Yes as long as sport mode is configured to drivetrain and chassis then all you have to do is twist the mode selector around the gearbox.


As QMark says in green and mid modes the car is 20% softer than the stock suspension and in sport mode it is 10% stiffer. On a smooth road you probably won't feel any difference in ride quality, but on a poor quality surface you will.


For me, on the roads that I drive on, it works.


I leave the car in green mode most of the time as it absorbs bumps and undulations better. Sometimes in sport it can be tiring. When a corner comes up and want some fun, I put the car in sport. It becomes noticeably stiffer whereas in mid/green modes the car will roll.


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Ping!!! the penny has finally dropped. Now I get it. There I was expecting incremental settings or greater variability just as QMark and Lawrothegreat stated. Not realising that the settings in the pic are the only ones available. Thanks guys, I was beginining to think my dealer fobbed me off and the car didn't have VDC.

The user manual doesn't really make this clear
 
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