Originally Posted by Brings
If I started shifting it manually (after putting it in Sport+ then moving the gear lever to the left for the S mode), then it would be 100% manual (in this case, the S would become an M instead). It would never shift unless I shifted it myself.
However, if all I did was move the gear lever to the left for the S mode and did not do anything else, then it would still shift on its own, just at higher RPMs (or at redline depending on how much throttle I'm giving it). It does hold the gear much longer though, but it won't go all the way to redline if you were only giving it a small amount of throttle (I tested this earlier today).
Cool, that is as it should be then and a great design feature for track driving! You might try turning it to Sport+ and putting it and leaving it in S mode with automatic shifting and then see if it up shifts. According to the manual, it shouldn't or kickdown. Thanks for confirming!