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      07-12-2011, 02:20 PM   #45
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I always leave it in Normal at the track. I will sometimes switch to comfort if it is very bumpy. Sport sucks IMHO. However if you are getting ZCP I believe they have modified the sport setting to be adaptive.

Originally Posted by ss134 View Post
I didn't realise the system is adaptive in comfort as well as normal. Does anyone even use the sport mode then as surely even on a track the normal setting would probably perform better with it being adaptive? - (my car is still a couple of weeks away so i have no experience of the EDC system)
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      07-14-2011, 03:56 PM   #46
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I found Comfort too soft, especially around "tigher" curves, car was moving around too much. Sport was too bouncy (amazing how bad some pieces of Autobahn were). Normal was the best compromise for me.

Drove over 4000 miles in Europe, probably more than half of which was on highways.

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      07-14-2011, 07:14 PM   #47
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Originally Posted by jkr View Post
even the instructors at m school have you drive on normal setting because of its ability to adapt. I have heard that the new competition pack allows for adaptability in all settings....
Yep - that's the main difference with the Comp Pack.

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      07-14-2011, 11:40 PM   #48
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I have an '08 with EDC and when I was stationed in England (you can see my GB tag in the picture) I drove the M3 from England through Belgium, France, Germany, Austria, to Rome Italy and back. Man, I miss driving there.

So I tried all three settings. And like most have reported. Normal & Sport mode will either be bumpy & bumpier depending on the road. But the streaches of Autobahn, & Autostrada's that were smooth enough to cruise at 120mph steady speed in "sport" mode I noticed was from Frankfurt to Dunkerk France where I got on/off the ferry to England. From Munich south into Switzerland and from Florence to Rome on the A1. Also from Milan/Monza to/from Verona was the smoothest of the Autostrada's that I kept it in "sport" mode and cruised at 120~140mph.

The switch backs of Monaco were best suited for the "normal" mode IMO.

Now I hardly ever put it in "sport" mode anymore on the shit bumpy and screwed up roads of New Mexico and hardly can ever hit past 100mph for more than 3 seconds for fear of getting arrested. Yeah, I'm not enjoying this M3 like I used to. Can I get another assingment to Europe please?!?!
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      07-15-2011, 09:22 AM   #49
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I have almost exactly the same picture of my 09... memories.

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      07-15-2011, 11:58 AM   #50
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Originally Posted by Roby84m View Post
Speedo is not %100 accurate guys. It shows 2mph + than the actual speed If i am not mistaken.
More than that... it's 5-7% IIRC

So at 170mph, it's more than 2mph off

if you have 19s or 20s it's worse IIRC
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      07-15-2011, 02:07 PM   #51
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Ha - can't belive this thread has been revived after 12 months!!!!
Had the car for a year now - i find Normal setting best on the autobahn and just for info my car also hits the limiter at 270 kph (168mph)!
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