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      02-04-2010, 06:09 AM   #1
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mdm mode?

What does this do and do you use it on the road? Tried it last night and it allows you to drift on roundabouts.
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      02-04-2010, 06:23 AM   #2
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M Dynamic Mode (MDM), activates your own personal combination of all of the M3s complicated subsystems at the push of the M button, including the throttle response (power button), EDC, active steering system, and a sportier level of DSC, MDM.

So yes you can exit tail out and it should all collect together ;-)
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      02-04-2010, 06:32 AM   #3
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no mdm mode is under the dsc setting. I know the M button tailors your settings dampers/steering etc , but if you look at the mdm mode on american forums they are charged extra for this, so what does it do?
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Basically MDM is a milder level of traction control, it only gives a small amount of input but beware cos it can still bit you on the arse
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Basically MDM is a milder level of traction control, it only gives a small amount of input but beware cos it can still bit you on the arse
Correct.

It is a less intrusive version of the stability control system. In other performance makes, the less intrusive mode is also available and commonly referred to as "competition mode," which is a much more sensible name than M Dynamic Mode (whatever that means).
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And you in MDM you can floor it off the lights and it wont stall like it does with traction fully on.
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M Dynamic Mode (MDM), activates your own personal combination of all of the M3s complicated subsystems at the push of the M button, including the throttle response (power button), EDC, active steering system, and a sportier level of DSC, MDM.
Nope, what you describe above is the M-Drive (aka the M-button).

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[quote=gr8000;6661444]Nope, what you describe above is the M-Drive (aka the M-button).


Correct, but you can programme your M-Button to activate MDM
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Nope, what you describe above is the M-Drive (aka the M-button).


Correct, but you can programme your M-Button to activate MDM
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      02-04-2010, 11:34 AM   #10
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Basically MDM is a milder level of traction control, it only gives a small amount of input but beware cos it can still bit you on the arse
+1.

Find yourself a safe environment and give it a try - awesome !
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+1


What the hell everyone else is +1ing lol
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What the hell everyone else is +1ing lol
+2..There

MDM is completely useless. Its just high level M marketing. It is so intrusive it will not allow you to do any aggressive driving AT ALL. This compared to C6 Z06 and even the P car.
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MDM lets you have a little fun with out spinning or getting in a bad situation, And on the track it can be a little obtrusive when your pushing the limits.
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this link should explain it from the king himself Tiff Needell

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What a great video thanks for posting. I like watching Tiff test cars.

Sorry I just realized this is an old thread!!
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On a slightly similar or different note?

On the Power setting, there is normal, sport, sport+ but in the manual it only refers to normal and sport? Strange that it has an extra sport mode. But I guess that's just throttle response and doesn't really adjust the power output?

BUT! It makes the engine sound different in sport plus? Anyone else notice it?

Makes a louder/throatier V8 sound when accelerating.
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Which mode is better ? EDC on or MDM setting?
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      03-11-2013, 06:26 PM   #18
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EDC is suspension setting, where as MDM is traction control related.

I find the normal TC on the M3 quite good, surprisingly! My 335i is to be a super nanny even when dry off the line. Use to cut the power like mad, like hitting a tree.

But time and time again I tried flooring the M3 on normal TC on and it flashes but definitely surges forward and out of bends.

But MDM is really safe and fast. Can really feel it tugging the rear back in when you try and floor it. Relatively fast and safe. Thumbs up!

Must admit, haven't dared to completely switch it off in mine but, but have done with the 335i.
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Is there any way to turn mdm on without having to go to M mode?
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Nope, but you can change everything else to UNCHANGED
like steering, power, EDC, except DSC to MDM in M-Mode.

So the M button activates MDM only when you press it.
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Nope. You need to set MDM to work with the M Mode.
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Some one should come up with a way to code this so that one of the buttons (like the cd changer) on the steering wheel can be used to activate mdm mode only.
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