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      04-30-2019, 07:42 AM   #23
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thanks, I think its a eurospec feature not available in the US
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Any US spec 330i have any luck on this yet ?
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On my US spec g30 530 with m-sport package there is no sport plus either. If I click sport twice it goes to sport individual just like posters above experienced with the G20

I havenít tried launch control but the instructions I have read for it just said to put the car in sport mode, transmission to D/s and turn press traction control button once (pressing it puts it in dynamic traction mode holding shuts it off completely). I didnít think it had to be in sport +.
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I realize the 330 doesn't have sport plus but can someone tell me the difference between sport and sport plus. I think sport plus has even less traction?
Sport plus is more bad ass. That is in addition to less traction control.
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Sport plus might only be on m340i. Not sure if you can code it or how much difference it would make with the 4 cylinder but you can try it.
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Sport plus is more bad ass. That is in addition to less traction control.
It's like Sport with additional sport... but in all seriousness the I haven't tired launch control yet. Apparently I'm supposed to wait 1,200 mi before attempting... then again I'm a BMW driver and laws/rules/user manuals-- they are really just "suggestions"
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Sport plus is more bad ass. That is in addition to less traction control.
It's like Sport with additional sport... but in all seriousness the I haven't tired launch control yet. Apparently I'm supposed to wait 1,200 mi before attempting... then again I'm a BMW driver and laws/rules/user manuals-- they are really just "suggestions"
1200 miles is more like a suggestion I think. With the F30 they were saying avoid full throttle launches and keep it below 4000rpm. But I exceed that with loaner cars with less mileage and it seems to be fine.
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1200 miles is more like a suggestion I think. With the F30 they were saying avoid full throttle launches and keep it below 4000rpm. But I exceed that with loaner cars with less mileage and it seems to be fine.
It will be fine until you hit 75k miles and the car starts burning oil. The break in period is important for the seals to set properly. If you follow it, you wonít have long term oil consumption issues. If you donít, youíll likely need to add oil between oil changes at higher mileage.

Thereís a coating on the cylinder walls that breaks down at a certain rate. If you exceed the RPM recommendations that coating will break down faster than itís supposed to and the seals wonít set properly.

If you lease your car I guess it doesnít matter for you but it will for the 2nd owner. In the scheme of things, 1,200 miles really isnít a long time and even though my car is a lease I chose to adhere to BMWs break in procedure so the next owner can enjoy the car as much as I have with minimal issues
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1200 miles is more like a suggestion I think. With the F30 they were saying avoid full throttle launches and keep it below 4000rpm. But I exceed that with loaner cars with less mileage and it seems to be fine.
It will be fine until you hit 75k miles and the car starts burning oil. The break in period is important for the seals to set properly. If you follow it, you won’t have long term oil consumption issues. If you don’t, you’ll likely need to add oil between oil changes at higher mileage.

There’s a coating on the cylinder walls that breaks down at a certain rate. If you exceed the RPM recommendations that coating will break down faster than it’s supposed to and the seals won’t set properly.

If you lease your car I guess it doesn’t matter for you but it will for the 2nd owner. In the scheme of things, 1,200 miles really isn’t a long time and even though my car is a lease I chose to adhere to BMWs break in procedure so the next owner can enjoy the car as much as I have with minimal issues
Yeah I do it to loaner cars lol. I did more or less follow the break in procedure for my own car. Not sure if they have a way of checking they only look for if I was in an accident and the car comes back damaged or with less gas then it left with.
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It will be fine until you hit 75k miles and the car starts burning oil. The break in period is important for the seals to set properly. If you follow it, you wonít have long term oil consumption issues. If you donít, youíll likely need to add oil between oil changes at higher mileage.

Thereís a coating on the cylinder walls that breaks down at a certain rate. If you exceed the RPM recommendations that coating will break down faster than itís supposed to and the seals wonít set properly.

If you lease your car I guess it doesnít matter for you but it will for the 2nd owner. In the scheme of things, 1,200 miles really isnít a long time and even though my car is a lease I chose to adhere to BMWs break in procedure so the next owner can enjoy the car as much as I have with minimal issues
That's why you don't buy a dealer loaner, demo, or a rental service car
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It will be fine until you hit 75k miles and the car starts burning oil. The break in period is important for the seals to set properly. If you follow it, you won't have long term oil consumption issues. If you don't, you'll likely need to add oil between oil changes at higher mileage.

There's a coating on the cylinder walls that breaks down at a certain rate. If you exceed the RPM recommendations that coating will break down faster than it's supposed to and the seals won't set properly.

If you lease your car I guess it doesn't matter for you but it will for the 2nd owner. In the scheme of things, 1,200 miles really isn't a long time and even though my car is a lease I chose to adhere to BMWs break in procedure so the next owner can enjoy the car as much as I have with minimal issues
That's why you don't buy a dealer loaner, demo, or a rental service car
I brought an executive demo car but it only had 20 miles on it. Not sure if they were doing burnouts if the dealer was using it to do test drives while a salesperson in the passenger seat but so far no problems after 52 k miles and I got a nice discount. I did get 3 months taken off the warranty though as the in service date was 3 months earlier than when I took delivery. For the most part it looks like it just sat for 3 months wasn't actually being used as a demo.
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You *should* be able to code Sport+ in. You could do it on the F30.
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I brought an executive demo car but it only had 20 miles on it. Not sure if they were doing burnouts if the dealer was using it to do test drives while a salesperson in the passenger seat but so far no problems after 52 k miles and I got a nice discount. I did get 3 months taken off the warranty though as the in service date was 3 months earlier than when I took delivery. For the most part it looks like it just sat for 3 months wasn't actually being used as a demo.
Well with 20 miles I'm not sure what it was, different story of course, not even sure why it wasn't sold as a brand new car anyway. They must have titled in the name of the dealership and then decided to sell it....Anyway yours is not a norm of a demo obviously.
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It's like Sport with additional sport... but in all seriousness the I haven't tired launch control yet. Apparently I'm supposed to wait 1,200 mi before attempting... then again I'm a BMW driver and laws/rules/user manuals-- they are really just "suggestions"
I was going to say what's up with everyone doing launches and running in sport + 24/7. I feel bad for hitting 6k rpms for a second at least 4-5 times over the past 2 weeks. 500 miles to go until I can unleash the true beast.
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I was going to say what's up with everyone doing launches and running in sport + 24/7. I feel bad for hitting 6k rpms for a second at least 4-5 times over the past 2 weeks. 500 miles to go until I can unleash the true beast.
Keyboard Shumachers, lol
Sport and Sport + is the same thing as far as sound and throttle response. There's no need to disconnect DSC on public roads.

It's funny when I argue 6MT is more fun I get a 100 responses how everyone and I mean everyone supposedly lives in LA traffic 24/7 and that's why they chose AT and/or don't care that MT is gone.
And then the same bunch, come to find out, is driving their 4K Lb sedans with DSC turned off, which is pretty basic safety and doesn't intrude on having fun on a daily commute. Do you disable your ABS brakes too to feel sportier?
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In Europe, it is stated that if you have the sport automatic gearbox, then you should have Launch control and driving experience control, which includes the Sport+ setting.

I understand that sport automatic gearbox can be identified on your car if you have the gear shifting paddles.

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It's funny when I argue 6MT is more fun I get a 100 responses how everyone and I mean everyone supposedly lives in LA traffic 24/7 and that's why they chose AT and/or don't care that MT is gone.
And then the same bunch, come to find out, is driving their 4K Lb sedans with DSC turned off, which is pretty basic safety and doesn't intrude on having fun on a daily commute. Do you disable your ABS brakes too to feel sportier?
I actually live in LA and sit in the traffic often, and I still donít understand the argument about the automatic being easier

I have an e36 M3 6mt and a g30 530i which is obviously automatic. Driving the manual in LA traffic is not an issue at all and as soon as the lease on the 530i is up, Iíd like to replace it with something manual or just daily the e36
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It's funny when I argue 6MT is more fun I get a 100 responses how everyone and I mean everyone supposedly lives in LA traffic 24/7 and that's why they chose AT and/or don't care that MT is gone.
And then the same bunch, come to find out, is driving their 4K Lb sedans with DSC turned off, which is pretty basic safety and doesn't intrude on having fun on a daily commute. Do you disable your ABS brakes too to feel sportier?
I actually live in LA and sit in the traffic often, and I still don’t understand the argument about the automatic being easier

I have an e36 M3 6mt and a g30 530i which is obviously automatic. Driving the manual in LA traffic is not an issue at all and as soon as the lease on the 530i is up, I’d like to replace it with something manual or just daily the e36
M3 Pure.
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M3 Pure.
that or M2c are top on my list. Don't really need 4 doors, but the M3 Pure will probably have a better interior than the M2c.

Also considering 981 cayman, but I think the M2c is a better balance for daily, my e90 saved my life so I have a bit of an affinity to BMW, and I've had excellent service from the dealers I've interacted with, so I'm leaning towards staying within the BMW family.

Plus, I want to do Euro delivery. I've been to Welt just for fun, but taking delivery there and driving around Europe would be an even better experience.
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I just want sport plus anyone coded it in G20 yet?
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I just want sport plus anyone coded it in G20 yet?
Why though? Even I won't use launch control on my ZHP. It puts a lot of stress on the engine. Other than that, Sport + mode only turns off traction control which you can do manually.
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I just want sport plus anyone coded it in G20 yet?
Why though? Even I won't use launch control on my ZHP. It puts a lot of stress on the engine. Other than that, Sport + mode only turns off traction control which you can do manually.
Why not? One less button to push
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