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Old 07-16-2018, 12:46 PM
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I read my Owners Manual for my '08 R55 Clubman concerning the the sport mode and it said that it tightened up the steering and the throttle response. It does both of those things, but it doesn't mention any suspension changes.
My question is; if it has no effect on springs or shocks, why do they specify a different front shock for sport equipped models?
 
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Old 07-22-2018, 12:26 AM
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Originally Posted by onenun View Post
I read my Owners Manual for my '08 R55 Clubman concerning the the sport mode and it said that it tightened up the steering and the throttle response. It does both of those things, but it doesn't mention any suspension changes.
My question is; if it has no effect on springs or shocks, why do they specify a different front shock for sport equipped models?
You also get a thicker anti roll bar, with sports packs
I'm sure the sports button has no effect there
 
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Old 07-07-2019, 09:30 AM
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Check your Mini and fuel

Originally Posted by AlvaSpeed View Post
Same with mine. No changes except for the stiffer steering.
On my F56 you can hear the exhaust pops and feel the difference in throttle response.
I owned a 2007 R56 and now a 2013 R58. They both responded equally when in sport mode: stiffer steering, quicker throttle response, and exhaust burble. Perhaps those that say they don’t notice a difference in engine throttle response or exhaust sound, are you running less than premium fuel, or do you have check engine light? These cars are smart. If the engine is cold, isn’t running perfect or you have low grade fuel, it protects itself by reducing performance.
 

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