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Has anybody here tried coding their Oxford edition mini cooper 2dr hardtop to have sport mode via bimmercode? As most of you are aware, 2021 Oxford does not come with changing driving modes (atleast in US afaik). I'm just starting to learn about bimmercode and am already thinking about buying one of these things just to set auto start/stop to off by default. Just wondering if anybody here tried toggling driving modes via bimmercode as well.
 

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you can do this (i did that on my 2020 cooper) but keep in mind that (1) you can't switch normal<->sport without the physical switch and (2) on sport mode the DCT gearbox does not use the 7th gear.

for me, pushing the gear selector to sport mode is enough. The steering system is already stiff in normal mode (perhaps too stiff in sports mode)
 

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I’ve tried doing it twice and both times the car doesn’t drive any different, I must have done it wrong. Is sport mode any different from slapping the shifter over to “S” I know that seems to lock out seventh gear entirely.
 

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sport mode (in driving modes) is applying these changes in car programming (as far as i know - i found)

1. is switching the DCT to sport mode (faster gear changes, plus keeping higher RPM's). This is standard in all automatic vehicles.
2. stiffens up the steering wheel
3. switches rind light to red color + enabling the HP/TORQUE display (btw, you can code this with bimmercode)
4. ASD sound is getting louder (if car is equipped with ASD module)

So the only performance benefit is the (1) which is available also without driving modes.
 

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sport mode (in driving modes) is applying these changes in car programming (as far as i know - i found)

1. is switching the DCT to sport mode (faster gear changes, plus keeping higher RPM's). This is standard in all automatic vehicles.
2. stiffens up the steering wheel
3. switches rind light to red color + enabling the HP/TORQUE display (btw, you can code this with bimmercode)
4. ASD sound is getting louder (if car is equipped with ASD module)

So the only performance benefit is the (1) which is available also without driving modes.
You missed 1. Changes throttle pedal mapping to be more responsive.
 

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Has anybody here tried coding their Oxford edition mini cooper 2dr hardtop to have sport mode via bimmercode? As most of you are aware, 2021 Oxford does not come with changing driving modes (atleast in US afaik). I'm just starting to learn about bimmercode and am already thinking about buying one of these things just to set auto start/stop to off by default. Just wondering if anybody here tried toggling driving modes via bimmercode as well.
Did you have any luck with this? I just got a 2022 Oxford Edition and I have the adapter, but haven’t bought the BimmerCode app yet.
 

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Did you have any luck with this? I just got a 2022 Oxford Edition and I have the adapter, but haven’t bought the BimmerCode app yet.
I personally don’t think it worked on my car. I have BimmerCode and programmed it to start in sport and I cannot telll a difference. I’d recommend slapping the shifter into “S” mode if your looking for more aggressive shifting. Congrats on the new car!
 

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Did you have any luck with this? I just got a 2022 Oxford Edition and I have the adapter, but haven’t bought the BimmerCode app yet.
Nah. I just gave up on that. Like the Chase1032 said, the S mode actually does make a bit of a difference. Besides, if I'm being really honest with myself, I'm not much of a speed demon anyway
 

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sport mode (in driving modes) is applying these changes in car programming (as far as i know - i found)

1. is switching the DCT to sport mode (faster gear changes, plus keeping higher RPM's). This is standard in all automatic vehicles.
2. stiffens up the steering wheel
3. switches rind light to red color + enabling the HP/TORQUE display (btw, you can code this with bimmercode)
4. ASD sound is getting louder (if car is equipped with ASD module)

So the only performance benefit is the (1) which is available also without driving modes.
Hey yeah, I've noticed that too. So this is basically the 'sport mode' for non S vehicles. I'm liking it but honestly just stick with normal drive. Too paranoid constantly revving the engine anyway.
 

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Hey yeah, I've noticed that too. So this is basically the 'sport mode' for non S vehicles. I'm liking it but honestly just stick with normal drive. Too paranoid constantly revving the engine anyway.
I keep mine in drive most of the time on the highway, in city I put the car in S for better response. The main benefit of this mode in my opinion is when going up slight hills at highway speeds. The three cylinder makes a lugging noise and the transmission does not feel the need to downshift. When it’s is in S mode it locks out 7th gear and the lugging goes away.
 
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