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Hey all,

I assume that sport mode is a combination of sport shift, throttle and steering settings and whatever else. How does shift vs mode compare? I haven't found a discussion about it.

Cheer, JDF
 

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Sport mode (the selector ring around the base of the gear shift) sharpens throttle response and suspension,giving the car much of the feel of the R56 JCW. Very pointy and squirty.

The sport shift option on the auto box changes the shift points, holding onto the revs for longer, and also allows you to operate in either sequential mode via the lever or manual via the steering column paddles. In this mode although you are in manual the car will still take care of downshifts if you come to a stop so it doesnt stall the engine.

You can you any combination of either or both. I tend to use both together for the maximum effect
 

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sport mode alters suspension?

i don't think using sport mode alters the suspension unless you have spec'd EDC on your options? can anybody back me up on that?
 

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i don't think using sport mode alters the suspension unless you have spec'd EDC on your options? can anybody back me up on that?
Seconded - you need to have the Dynamic Dampers optioned.

When SPORT mode is activated, your MINI will:
• Tighten up your steering for a more direct feel
• Make the throttle more responsive
• (Automatic Transmission): Shifts at higher RPMs, keeping you in lower gears for better acceleration
• …aaaaaand… if you have a Cooper S: the exhaust will make a distinctive "popping" and burbling noise during deceleration. (Music to my ears…)

This is all configurable through the Settings. You can specify what changes when you're in SPORT mode.
 

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Seconded - you need to have the Dynamic Dampers optioned.

When SPORT mode is activated, your MINI will:
• Tighten up your steering for a more direct feel
• Make the throttle more responsive
• (Automatic Transmission): Shifts at higher RPMs, keeping you in lower gears for better acceleration
• …aaaaaand… if you have a Cooper S: the exhaust will make a distinctive "popping" and burbling noise during deceleration. (Music to my ears…)

This is all configurable through the Settings. You can specify what changes when you're in SPORT mode.
mine doesnt have the sport mode ring thingy, only way i can change to sport is with the auto shift lever, mine is a cooper s but it doesnt make the popping and burbling noise :( is it because mine doesnt have the ring with green, mid, sport? is it normal? the only thing that changes in mine when i pull the lever to the left is it will hold the gears for much longer and the throttle is much more responsive.
 

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What country are you in? I thought the driving modes was std but maybe it comes with an options package where you are
 

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What country are you in? I thought the driving modes was std but maybe it comes with an options package where you are
i live in Mexico, here you can ether configure your own mini wich will take 4 month to arrive from the UK, or there is 3 options that are pretty much always available wich are: Salt ( wich is mine ) and is the only one without the ring wich is about 28 000 us on A/T, chili wich is about 32,300 us and hot chilli wich is fully loaded wich is about 35,400 us
 

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mine doesnt have the sport mode ring thingy, only way i can change to sport is with the auto shift lever, mine is a cooper s but it doesnt make the popping and burbling noise :( is it because mine doesnt have the ring with green, mid, sport? is it normal? the only thing that changes in mine when i pull the lever to the left is it will hold the gears for much longer and the throttle is much more responsive.
Yeah, you have to have Driving Modes equipped. It's standard here in the States, but not in some parts of the world.

You'll still get the sportier shift pattern by going into M/S on the shifter, but that's it. As far as I know, no pop and burbles without SPORT mode.

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Yeah, you have to have Driving Modes equipped. It's standard here in the States, but not in some parts of the world.

You'll still get the sportier shift pattern by going into M/S on the shifter, but that's it. As far as I know, no pop and burbles without SPORT mode.

:crying:
darn, should have spent the extra $$ the popping is well worthid :.(

thx for answering
 

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