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      12-09-2012, 10:49 AM   #1
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mdrive questions

So I had some time to goof around with mdrive on my 2013 and I have a few questions.

1. I get that I can engage mdrive with the steering wheel button (M). What mdrive mode does that go in to when I push it?
2. I was playing with mdrive via the idrive menu. I see that you can choose on the top S1...S5 and D1...D5. For me as I was clicking each of those and the settings below were all the same. Question, can I change every one of those? So for example S1 could have one group of settings below and then S2 could have another group of settings? If that is the case then when I hit the M button on the steering wheel how do I select what setting (S1 - S5) is engaged?


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      12-09-2012, 11:14 AM   #2
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what you set to "M drive" on i-drive, you can do all of them with one click on the "M" button.
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what you set to "M drive" on i-drive, you can do all of them with one click on the "M" button.
I understand that. When you click the steering wheel then what mdrive selection is engaged, S1,S2,S3...D5.

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      12-09-2012, 11:45 AM   #4
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The MDrive will engage which ever setting you choose on the MDrive menu.

The S1, S2 etc refer to the speed of the transmission, how fast it shifts. The higher the number the faster the shift. Most folks have their MDrive set to S5 or S6. S6 is only available with the MDrive button on.

In the MDrive menu you choose a setting for each variable, S5 or S6 for the transmission, Power On, etc. When you have those variables set , those become the settings when you press the M button. Hit the M button again and the car reverts back to what ever settings you were in, S4, D4 etc.
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The MDrive will engage which ever setting you choose on the MDrive menu.

The S1, S2 etc refer to the speed of the transmission, how fast it shifts. The higher the number the faster the shift. Most folks have their MDrive set to S5 or S6. S6 is only available with the MDrive button on.

In the MDrive menu you choose a setting for each variable, S5 or S6 for the transmission, Power On, etc. When you have those variables set , those become the settings when you press the M button. Hit the M button again and the car reverts back to what ever settings you were in, S4, D4 etc.
OK so now I am understanding. So the mdrive menu on the idrive screen is 1 setting only. that will be the one setting that is engaged when the m button is pressed.

How do I know what the "normal" settings are currently (i.e. when I disengage the m button)? I don't know how to check what the every day normal settings are?
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      12-12-2012, 02:37 AM   #6
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When you are on mdrive, hit options and it will show M-key. It is your default setting every time you start the car. I believe voice command work to by saying m-key
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on mine, there is an additional menu or two to the right. for example, under settings -> m drive, you can also go right a few more times to set the default settings when starting up the car.
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If you read the manual, you should get a god understanding. The settings which the car reverts o when you deselect th m button is the same as what it was before you pushed the button.
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