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What mode do you use most?

Discussion in 'AMG' started by John Laidlaw, Apr 19, 2018.

What mode do you use most

Poll closed May 3, 2018.
  1. Comfort

    50.0%
  2. Sports

    64.3%
  3. Sports +

    7.1%
  4. AMG

    7.1%
  5. Individual

    14.3%
Multiple votes are allowed.
  1. John Laidlaw

    John Laidlaw Senior Member

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    Curious as to what mode the AMG’s on here are being driven in most and why?
    I’m in Sports as soon as the car has been started and the Ghost disabled and it stays that way most of the time. I like to keep my Sports + in reserve for real fun times :)
     
  2. LostKiwi

    LostKiwi Senior Member

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    What is this 'mode' you refer too?
     
  3. Nigel Hewitt

    Nigel Hewitt New Member

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    Eco... But then it is a Hybrid.
    The AMG refinements do mean that it doesn't slow down for corners making it even more Eco.
     
  4. webdunk

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    Race mode is missing from that list ;-)
     
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    John Laidlaw

    John Laidlaw Senior Member

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    A fair point!
    Used mine once only , and most I’ve spoken to say the same as I do, in that’s it’s impractical (fiddly at best to set up and get everything ready)and no faster in reality than Sports +....
    What about you?
     
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    John Laidlaw

    John Laidlaw Senior Member

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    Quick, blinking hell and yeeeeeeeeeha in translation- does that help? :p
     
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    webdunk Senior Member

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    There's no setup for me to use Race (GLA45) so no fiddling, but certainly impractical unless you're going full out banzai quick and want to use all the revs all the time.

    I typically use comfort for commute, sport in manual for longer distances and I* for when I want to press on (set to Race engine, fast gearshift, sport suspension and manual gears but retaining traction control / ESP unlike Race)
     
  8. daveenty

    daveenty Senior Member

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    Individual Mode. ;)

    It's similar to the AMG mode on the W212 but allows you to set everything up and then adapts it to your driving. Mine now goes there as soon as the engine oil gets up to temp, transmission oil takes too long to get to temp.
     
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    John Laidlaw

    John Laidlaw Senior Member

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    OK you lot!
    Just added AMG and Individual.....Refuse to add Race or Race start or...them aren’t driving modes IMO
    Feel free to cast your votes now ;)
     
  10. Rotorhead500

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    And now... a C63!
    Town - usually Comfort, occasionally Sport as engine braking assists slowing for speed bumps. (We've also got a few nice hills in town, which benefits from some application of Sportage.

    Out & about - Sport, occasionally Sport+ or Manual if road is clear, and it's a fun bit. (Those that know it, Haldon Hill near Exeter!)

    Country/twisties - Sport (both for fun and engine braking, hill/bend exits), or Sport+/Manual on slightly more open country roads, especially if it's late at night... :D

    Oh... Anything like a tunnel = Sport+ or Manual!
     
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    Always in Sport. But I only have two options, sport and comfort.
     
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    Getting too long in the tooth to use anything other Comfort me. Strange when I come to drive it after someone else has been driving, seems to have defaulted to Sport. Must be a glitch in the system.
     
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    I drive in sport on the C63, but only to get rid of the annoying throttle delay, otherwise it would be comfort. Reserve Sport + for fun times!

    S class is in comfort 99% of the time because the gearbox/suspension is linked. So I can either have comfortable ride and lazy gearbox, or harder ride and sporty gearbox.

    E: Rarely use race start, Every time I go to use it, it shows "unavailable" so I don't bother.
     
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    And now... a C63!
    My other half doesn't worry about modes, full throttle & 93 mph are achievable in either in her car... any time, any place! :geek:
     
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    00slk Senior Member

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    W mode for snow and water
    S mode for sun and spirited
    M mode for show off :D
     
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    John Laidlaw

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    Or in my case over power/rev and put into limp mode embarrassingly and briefly :oops:
     
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    Comfort all the time.
     
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    Oh how embarrassing for you John, hope it wasn't at a crucial moment when a VAG thought he is a faster car :shock:
     
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    John Laidlaw

    John Laidlaw Senior Member

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    No Peter but I did have a BMW driver in the passenger seat! :oops:
     
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    00slk Senior Member

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    Phew that was lucky John :)
     
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