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      08-08-2011, 06:54 AM   #45
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Hello friends, I don't always drive the M3, but when I do; I prefer to drive it in the M mode.


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It's funny how many of you think the m button is magical or only for special occasions or open roads
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      08-08-2011, 07:01 AM   #46
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I would say I'm in M-mode 90% of time (never when raining or damp).

My setting on a 6mt are mainly for MDM and steering feel. I keep the "power" button off.

I tried power on Vs off and while it's definitely more peppy with the snappier throttle I don't feel it's very linear with surges occurring unintentionally sometimes. Plus, with the power to normal you really have to put the pedal down to get max acceleration - since I typically am under 50% throttle it makes it feel like there is some extra when you really are on it!
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      08-09-2011, 03:32 PM   #48
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How much does the M mode effect the drive-ability of a DCT car? Particularly at low speeds.

I have my M button set to the highest performance levels but if I'm driving around the city I'll usually leave it off. I find it hard to drive the car smoothly off the line unless I'm being super careful or accelerating hard.
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      08-09-2011, 08:37 PM   #49
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Never when the car is cold or when the roads are wet. Otherwise, yes. All the time. You will get used to it. Just keep driving.

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Steering: normal
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Power: Sport Plus
Dsc: MDM
Ditto - much more engaging with these settings
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      08-10-2011, 07:20 AM   #50
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Yes, first thing I do when I get in the car. It's annoying that my '11 w/ M button won't leave car with POWER button setting memorized on key like my '08 did without button. Stupid feature, but I prefer the sensitivity of the gas pedal with it on, so it's an extra step when I get in the car.
Do you have iDrive? If so, when in the M Drive menu push the iDrive knob to the right and that will bring up a menu for M Key setting (or something to that effect!) In there you can set the default for the Power button on or off and you cna set the EDC default to comfort, normal or sport...
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      08-10-2011, 08:51 AM   #51
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It's funny how many of you think the m button is magical or only for special occasions or open roads
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I'm surprised this thread still active. If it wasn't for MDM, I may not use M button at all. Everything I need to change can be done WITHOUT the need for M button (well except for sport plus throttle and sport steering which I don't care for at all, almost useless or a gimmick).
And why do people call it M "mode"?
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Rarely in M mode, usually just power button on and S5, EDC on Sport mode.

If I get to a track, it will be a different story.

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      08-10-2011, 09:22 AM   #53
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Do you have iDrive? If so, when in the M Drive menu push the iDrive knob to the right and that will bring up a menu for M Key setting (or something to that effect!) In there you can set the default for the Power button on or off and you cna set the EDC default to comfort, normal or sport...
I don't have idrive and didn't need it to do so on my 08 either
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I don't have idrive and didn't need it to do so on my 08 either
Gotcha! Not sure why the previous setting is not being saved for your key. Supposed to be according to the manual but obviously not working as advertised...
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Gotcha! Not sure why the previous setting is not being saved for your key. Supposed to be according to the manual but obviously not working as advertised...
I know, not sure if there's an issue with my car, or it's supposed to be this way now
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      08-10-2011, 11:35 AM   #57
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It's funny how many of you think the m button is magical or only for special occasions or open roads
It's funny when people are condescending thinking their opinion is fact.

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I do day-to-day stuff without M, but flick it on when I want to slap a grin on my face (not that it isn't already there to begin with).

With POWER on, I actually find the throttle to be a lot more controllable, and I like that there is so much more response with little input.

My M Settings:

Power: On
EDC: Sport
DSC: Off

I think I'm missing something there, but I have it at the most aggressive settings.

I like my 4-3 downshifts and 3-2's a lot more with POWER on. Love it! wop WOP.
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I know, not sure if there's an issue with my car, or it's supposed to be this way now
It is supposed to be exactly as it was since introduction:

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Either something is wrong with the key that you are using or both keys, or something happened with the software load in your car that it is not updating the keys with your Personal Profile entries/changes.
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It is supposed to be exactly as it was since introduction:



Either something is wrong with the key that you are using or both keys, or something happened with the software load in your car that it is not updating the keys with your Personal Profile entries/changes.
Hmmmm gonna have to get this looked at by dealer. It's definitely not working right then if settings should be stored on key.
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I don't drive with M mode on most of time, but tonight the car felt especially sluggish without it. So, I put it on and I was like "holy shit, why don't I drive it with the damn thing on ALL the time?" After almost 3 years, it still puts a smile on my face. WOW!
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Yes.



OK seriously - M mode turns on MDM and puts the steering into sport in my M3. Nothing else (my frail back doesn't really see the point of the active dampeners). I then manually control the power button -- Sport + when I'm feeling blippy, but off (Normal) when driving around town.

MDM stays on in the wet too. I'm pretty careful, and so far I like extra squirrreliness MDM affords at low speeds. It manages to reign me in whenever I get too exuberant, especially at higher speeds

Does anyone have an experience where MDM (US tune) has gotten them into trouble?
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Screw gas prices lol. I drive mostly with it on and sorta aggressively.
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      05-06-2014, 12:53 PM   #65
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lol this is an OLD thread... almost 3 years later and now i have mastered my craft of the 6MT. I Keep the power on Sport all the time and kick on the Mdrive for particular turns I want to take with the tighter suspension.
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I only drive in M mode... why would one not? Have to learn to master the car sometime, why not on the street? I tried the M5 without the M modes when commuting, not a lick of difference on gas consumption.
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