R-TRONIC and manual + sport mode


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    R-TRONIC and manual + sport mode

    I know there's a big difference in auto + sport but i'm not seeing any difference with manual in sport mode, am I missing something?
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    Re: R-TRONIC and manual + sport mode

    Mag ride firms up, and I tend to be a bit quicker with the gear changes :-D

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    Re: R-TRONIC and manual + sport mode

    There a noticable different on mine when in manual/ manual with sport button on. When you decide to shift, in sport mode it seems like it shifts and engages quicker than in non-sport mode...so in my car, theres a much more pronounced jerk when going between gears on fast acceleration when on sport mode...and in non-sport mode it seems to gently slip a bit more to make the shift smoother....

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    Re: R-TRONIC and manual + sport mode

    Gear changes are more abrupt in sport mode (less time to engage next gear).
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    Re: R-TRONIC and manual + sport mode

    Quote Originally Posted by NTM09 View Post
    I know there's a big difference in auto + sport but i'm not seeing any difference with manual in sport mode, am I missing something?
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    The Sport mode is simply to select a transmission program. As you've said, in auto mode it's much more obvious - gears are held longer, and shifting is more aggressive. In Sport + Manual mode, shifting will still be more aggressive (time to change gears), but clearly you're controlling when to shift. In S-Tronic, they also added automatic rev-matching on downshifting to the Sport program. So, in non-Sport (auto and manual), you'll get normal downshifts, whereas in Sport mode (auto and manual) you'll get a bark (and crackle) from the rev-match.

    Quote Originally Posted by JON.R8.UK View Post
    Mag ride firms up, and I tend to be a bit quicker with the gear changes :-D
    The magnetic ride won't be affected by the Sport program. To firm up the suspension, you'll need to separately activate the magnetic ride through the console button (looks like a little shock icon). It's actually nice that the two aren't connected, since I do prefer to drive in Sport but don't prefer the stiffer suspension for most roads.
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    Re: R-TRONIC and manual + sport mode

    I believe it also controls throttle response, especially when downshifting.
    When in Sport-Manual, the down-shift rev-matching is much more aggressive.


    edit: Just confirming what EZ said.

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    Sport Auto in the Rtronic will also rev match on downshift unlike normal Auto which will just downshift.
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    Re: R-TRONIC and manual + sport mode

    Quote Originally Posted by ezmaass View Post
    The Sport mode is simply to select a transmission program. As you've said, in auto mode it's much more obvious - gears are held longer, and shifting is more aggressive. In Sport + Manual mode, shifting will still be more aggressive (time to change gears), but clearly you're controlling when to shift. In S-Tronic, they also added automatic rev-matching on downshifting to the Sport program. So, in non-Sport (auto and manual), you'll get normal downshifts, whereas in Sport mode (auto and manual) you'll get a bark (and crackle) from the rev-match.



    The magnetic ride won't be affected by the Sport program. To firm up the suspension, you'll need to separately activate the magnetic ride through the console button (looks like a little shock icon). It's actually nice that the two aren't connected, since I do prefer to drive in Sport but don't prefer the stiffer suspension for most roads.
    Another obvious difference in sport mode is the exhaust sound which is much louder.
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    Re: R-TRONIC and manual + sport mode

    Quote Originally Posted by dertizjos View Post
    Sport Auto in the Rtronic will also rev match on downshift unlike normal Auto which will just downshift.
    Ahh, good to know!
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    I will have to pay closer attention, I did think it sounded louder. Thanks guys

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