Originally Posted by lucid
Not sure how to interpret this post. What do you mean by having a higher kick and performing the same?
If the response time between the driver input and the flow input to the engine is shortened, the driver would naturally have more control over what the engine is doing, and can use that to his/her advantage--depending on the driving scenario I guess.
A quicker throttle ratio, which is what we're essentially talking about, gives faster responses at the potential expense of precision. I drive in Sport mode in my E46 all the time on the street. However, many prefer Normal mode on the track, as it lets you make more subtle power adjsutments.