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      08-13-2018, 01:41 PM   #1
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Exactly what the Driving Dynamics changes

Anyone know of a reference as to what the Driving Dynamics button (comfort/sport/sport+) actually does? Not the general "it alters the engine response and steering assist and ...) that is covered in the owners manual. Basically that just says "stuff changes". I'm more interested in what's actually going on. How much the shift points change. How much the steering/throttle changes. Etc. Scoured the BMW iPad Genius app and owners manual to no avail.
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      08-13-2018, 03:07 PM   #2
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Here is a previous thread I found with a Google search:

https://f30.bimmerpost.com/forums/sh...d.php?t=942225

Found this YouTube video as well...

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Here is a previous thread I found with a Google search:

https://f30.bimmerpost.com/forums/sh...d.php?t=942225

Found this YouTube video as well...

Thanks. That's limited to an explanation of damper control and not all aspects covered by the modes, although it's great for that particular aspect.
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Here is a previous thread I found with a Google search:

https://f30.bimmerpost.com/forums/sh...d.php?t=942225

Found this YouTube video as well...

Thanks. That's limited to an explanation of damper control and not all aspects covered by the modes, although it's great for that particular aspect.
https://www.babybmw.net/viewtopic.ph...b49f1#p1170384
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Note that most of the charts you can find are for models other than the 2 series (this copy is too blurry to tread, but IIRC it is for 1'ers). Have you tried asking the 'BMW Genius'? It would be nice to get a definitive answer (personally, I'm awestruck by how convoluted and confusing the whole DSC-DSCoff-DTC thing is to figure out; one of those German-to-English translations gone wrong). There are a couple of good forum threads on the topic as well.
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Note that most of the charts you can find are for models other than the 2 series (this copy is too blurry to tread, but IIRC it is for 1'ers). Have you tried asking the 'BMW Genius'? It would be nice to get a definitive answer (personally, I'm awestruck by how convoluted and confusing the whole DSC-DSCoff-DTC thing is to figure out; one of those German-to-English translations gone wrong). There are a couple of good forum threads on the topic as well.
Yes, I thought about that and alllllmost stopped by yesterday as I was driving past the dealership. Honestly, I didn't because upon reflection I concluded the chances were infinitesimal that they'd actually know. They tend to be "geniuses" because they know what's in the owner's manual and I had already plumbed the depths of that resource. But one day when I'm there and have the time I'll run the experiment of asking.
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No, I was thinking of the online/corporate "BMW Genius Line" that they run (or used to). The dealership was pretty useless for me - by the time I took delivery I'd read the manual (several times, for the parts that didn't make sense, like this) and that put me way ahead of any of the sales guys; my SA used to introduce me to the other salesmen as 'the guy who showed me that they have a launch control'. Our local 'genius' seemed most useful for syncing your handheld to the car, or other software stuff.
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No, I was thinking of the online/corporate "BMW Genius Line" that they run (or used to). The dealership was pretty useless for me - by the time I took delivery I'd read the manual (several times, for the parts that didn't make sense, like this) and that put me way ahead of any of the sales guys; my SA used to introduce me to the other salesmen as 'the guy who showed me that they have a launch control'. Our local 'genius' seemed most useful for syncing your handheld to the car, or other software stuff.
Ah, got it. No, hadn't thought of calling anyone at BMW - I didn't think they'd have anything to offer beyond "see your dealership". Worth a try. What I'd REALLY like is to chat with an engineer. One of their research groups is/was across the bay and it was only by chatting with an engineer who was liasoning with my university that I finally got to the bottom of their active drive mechanism. He was personally not able to do it and it took him going back to Germany and sending me a German pdf of white paper outlining the technology, but it finally got to the the bottom of that particular mystery!
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Note that most of the charts you can find are for models other than the 2 series (this copy is too blurry to tread, but IIRC it is for 1'ers).
Let's see if this might help...
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Let's see if this might help...
Thanks Steve.
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