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Old 07-12-2012, 11:05 AM   #1
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Strange increase in MPG

For the past couple days this week i experimented driving to or from work in Sport mode. First thing i noticed was how much better the car felt to drive. Wish it ran that way in regular D mode. I didnt feel i had to hit the gas as much to achieve the same acceleration. Anyhow, i noticed the times i drove in Sport mode my mileage increased 1-2mpg. I did this test more then once just to make sure. Like i said, maybe cause the car felt more efficient in that mode so i didnt have to mash the pedal as much.

Anyone else try comparing? Any known issues in using Sport mode on a continuous bases?
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Old 07-12-2012, 11:11 AM   #2
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Haven't compared mpg numbers but I agree Sport Mode feels much more efficient at slower speeds and stop and go conditions. I'll be interested to hear some facts.
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Old 07-12-2012, 01:29 PM   #3
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where are yall getting these modes from both cars are v6s ?????
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Old 07-12-2012, 01:35 PM   #4
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yes! If you drop your shifter in M you will notice on the heads up display or center readout an S appear for sport mode. If u decide to use the paddle shifters it will change to M for manual mode. Of course D is regular.
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Old 07-12-2012, 01:53 PM   #5
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yes! If you drop your shifter in M you will notice on the heads up display or center readout an S appear for sport mode. If u decide to use the paddle shifters it will change to M for manual mode. Of course D is regular.
There ya go Misty.
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Old 07-12-2012, 02:52 PM   #6
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Sounds too good to be true lol but if it increases your mpg then i think i might have to try this little test
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Old 07-12-2012, 04:29 PM   #7
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i switched back to D for the ride home today and i was 1.4 less then this morning in S. Similiar speeds, but not being on a course and having to deal with different traffic levels i dont think i can say 100%. I can say 100% S mode feels better.
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Old 07-12-2012, 04:31 PM   #8
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How about some others trying and posting if u noticed a difference. I tried it 4 times now and each time the S was better mpg. Could be coincidence.
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Old 07-12-2012, 04:41 PM   #9
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How about some others trying and posting if u noticed a difference. I tried it 4 times now and each time the S was better mpg. Could be coincidence.
how many mpg's were you getting in S?
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When i drive to work its city and hwy combo...speeds 30-70 over ~39 mile trip each way. I got 25mpg in S mode and have been avg 22-23.9 in D.

I should note, but wont admit to any speeds over the posted limit
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Old 07-12-2012, 06:25 PM   #11
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When i drive to work its city and hwy combo...speeds 30-70 over ~39 mile trip each way. I got 25mpg in S mode and have been avg 22-23.9 in D.

I should note, but wont admit to any speeds over the posted limit
I'm a little suspect as to the accuracy of basing mpgs simply on resetting the reading and driving 30 or 40 miles. I don't know how trustworthy that would be.
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Old 07-12-2012, 09:23 PM   #12
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I'm pretty sure mine doesn't have a sport mode.
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Old 07-12-2012, 10:53 PM   #13
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There ya go Misty.
well i guess this dose not apply to me i have a M6
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Old 07-12-2012, 10:56 PM   #14
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i haven't compared the mpg but thanks for the idea. it does feel so much more awesome in manual or sport mode. i like the way it revs higher also.
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