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      05-15-2015, 11:40 PM   #1
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Best M Settings for 2011 E93?

Okay so I've had the car for two weeks now and pretty much went with what was preprogrammed when I bought it which is ALL Sport..S5,DSC 2 Lights,EdC Sport+ etc... I purchased my car used with 30,000 miles and it did not come with the owners manual

Please share your preferred settings for:

Daily Use:

Play a little:

Play BIG TIME:

Track:

I've seen several people post S6 as an option and mine will only allow me to go to S5?

Does the 2011 model have an S6 option?

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      05-15-2015, 11:47 PM   #2
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Best combo would be: 6MT, ideally E92, CF roof
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      05-16-2015, 12:38 AM   #3
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Best combo would be: 6MT, ideally E92, CF roof
Not an Option.
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      05-16-2015, 12:54 AM   #4
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Not an Option.
I think he was being facetious.

I'll answer your question [kind of] seriously.

When I bought the car, I kept the previous owners settings as they seemed perfect for me. Shift lights on, MDM mode, Sport Plus, S5 shift settings, Power on, etc..basically everything at the "max performance" settings, except traction control which was just on MDM. Once I realized that the American MDM is garbage and doesn't allow the back end to break free whatsoever, I turned traction control off, but thinking about going back, as the car gets a tad bit too squirrelly for my liking and skill level. I am planning on getting Euro MDM coded onto my car, so maybe that will make a difference?

I would go with similar settings. And to answer your question about S6, it only works with traction control off. Turn your DSC off completely and you will be able to access it.

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      05-16-2015, 01:13 AM   #5
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Your car has S6 but is only available when DSC is off
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      05-16-2015, 01:18 AM   #6
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Bruzer, you can get the user manual free online. IIRC there is even a link here somewhere.

When cold D2
when warmed up D4 or S5

Power always off for me even in M mode
EDC always on softest setting unless in M mode
If in M mode, EDC on sport (1 light) and servotronic steering on and on S5
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Bruzer, you can get the user manual free online. IIRC there is even a link here somewhere.

When cold D2
when warmed up D4 or S5

Power always off for me even in M mode
EDC always on softest setting unless in M mode
If in M mode, EDC on sport (1 light) and servotronic steering on and on S5
I guess I should go over my regular "non-M Mode" settings. Power off, EDC on Comfort (softest setting, both lights of), shift at S3 when cold, then S4 (usually just so I can hear the rev match) onced warmed up. I rarely use Auto, but when I do, it's in D5.
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Euro MDM is awesome. Not as intrusive when driving hard
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      05-16-2015, 02:38 AM   #9
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Can't fully answer your question because I don't have EDC nor DCT. Two weeks is not nearly enough seat time to know what you like and what you don't. You have to test it out and see what works the best for you. For example, I don't like having the Power on because the throttle becomes too short. I also don't like the heavier steering around town. I programmed my M button to turn both of those features "on", and I usually use it when I'm on the highway. The heavier steering makes the car feel like a rock at high speeds and it's easier to go WOT with the power being on.

You have more things to play with since you have DCT and EDC. Everyone's preference is different so you just have to find yours by trial and error pretty much.
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Euro MDM is awesome. Not as intrusive when driving hard
Yep, and ZCP Euro MDM even more so. No need to turn DCS off, perfect slides while still a bit of background governy...😊

OP, I start with EDC mid mode (i.e. key mem), no power, D2 default in Europe which I immediatel change to D3 (to minimize slip while keeping rev down). A bit of warm up and then power and paddle which default in S4. On M button I only have MDM with the other setting "un changed" as when I want to do a quick play around I don't want specially the throttle to suddenly change just before I get on it.

Oh, and shiftlight always on with key, steering always normal.

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Whats the difference between the different steering settings? Honestly never paid much mind to them.
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Whats the difference between the different steering settings? Honestly never paid much mind to them.
Gets quite a bit stiffer and less sensitive. Comfy for highway driving, and probably twisty track to limit the input, but other then that a bit too stiff in my opinion.
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I have M button set to max on all settings, then switch as soon as I leave my development and drive on M all the time. Car is too quiet and soft the other way.
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Is the euro MDM something the dealer can do? Or is one available from Dinan?
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Daily driving s4 everything else is "normal"or comfort. M button does mdm sport steering and sport on the edc and s5
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      05-16-2015, 05:44 PM   #16
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Is the euro MDM something the dealer can do? Or is one available from Dinan?
The dealer wouldn't be able to help.

Call Mike Benvo at http://www.bpmsport.com he is the best and most conservative in custom tuning.
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I didn't know a 2011 was any different than a 08 09 or 10.....


Guess I don't know shit.
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      05-17-2015, 08:45 AM   #18
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Robert, you can access (and save) your Owners Manual by downloading it here:

http://www.bmwusa.com/Standard/Conte...modelcode=1137

There are also some helpful videos on the site. I store my Owners Manual in iBooks on my iPhone for quick reference should I need information while on the go.
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      05-25-2015, 04:00 PM   #19
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Thank you all (almost&#128512 for your input and the link.

I am playing more and more and have found an abandoned housing development with 2.6 miles of wide perfectly smooth and TWISTY asphalt that is a blessing😀

Entering a culdesac at a high speed and down shifting for a nice drift is ummm exhilarating😇.

Now to buy my Helmet and get ready for Road Atlanta Track Days.

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