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      11-11-2012, 09:02 AM   #1
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M1 and M2 buttons

Hi everyone

So I am still breaking in the car and I am at about 330 miles so when I get up closer to 1000-1200 I will start to press all my buttons

Currently they are generically set to all the same thing, comfort/comfort/efficient.

I am just checking to see what the standard setting is for m1 and m2 so I am sure to have 2 levels of crazy.

I know they are individual settings based on ones likes but I wanted to see what most people are using, what are there like 12+ combinations or more? Hence my question.

What are you set at for each?? I am a 6MT but I don't think that matters (I am not familiar with any extra DCT settings and I really don't care to be either)

Thanks all!
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Obviously the settings for M1 and M2 are personal preference but I use mine as follows.

When I start the car (neither M1 nor M2 selected) I have everything in Comfort/Efficient mode and least aggressive shift modes.

I use M1 for a "slight bump" in performance - Sport Steering, Sport Throttle, Comfort Suspension, D2 shifts, DSC normal, no change in the HUD.

I use M2 for more aggressive Driving - Sport + Steering, Sport + Throttle, Sport Suspension, D3 Shift mode, DSC normal, M HUD mode.

I don't use Sport + Suspension Mode street driving and I don't use MDM or DSC OFF for typical street driving. If there are rare circumstances where I want MDM or Sport + suspension modes I can always reach down and press the button. Also, it is very easy to switch transmission modes by just hitting the steering wheel paddles to take it from D to M (S). Of course, your mileage may vary....
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Obviously the settings for M1 and M2 are personal preference but I use mine as follows.

When I start the car (neither M1 nor M2 selected) I have everything in Comfort/Efficient mode and least aggressive shift modes.

I use M1 for a "slight bump" in performance - Sport Steering, Sport Throttle, Comfort Suspension, D2 shifts, DSC normal, no change in the HUD.

I use M2 for more aggressive Driving - Sport + Steering, Sport + Throttle, Sport Suspension, D3 Shift mode, DSC normal, M HUD mode.

I don't use Sport + Suspension Mode street driving and I don't use MDM or DSC OFF for typical street driving. If there are rare circumstances where I want MDM or Sport + suspension modes I can always reach down and press the button. Also, it is very easy to switch transmission modes by just hitting the steering wheel paddles to take it from D to M (S). Of course, your mileage may vary....
Wow, nice and thorough ! Thx

Any one else's reasoning is very appreciated

Thx again
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Wow, nice and thorough ! Thx

Any one else's reasoning is very appreciated

Thx again
My personal settings I drive in sport, sport, sport, and level 3. I don't use the car as a commuter so I like to enjoy some of the power. I can drive the car down long GA country roads which permit some fun driving. I rarely use comfort anything, and I don't see too much traffic. When I have access to long unimpeded driving I switch M mode full power all in with MDM, and go at it for awhile. I have the benefit of living 20 miles south of Atlanta. My commuter is my convertible 650 which now seems terribly slow ugh! Enjoy the car
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Obviously the settings for M1 and M2 are personal preference but I use mine as follows.

When I start the car (neither M1 nor M2 selected) I have everything in Comfort/Efficient mode and least aggressive shift modes.

I use M1 for a "slight bump" in performance - Sport Steering, Sport Throttle, Comfort Suspension, D2 shifts, DSC normal, no change in the HUD.

I use M2 for more aggressive Driving - Sport + Steering, Sport + Throttle, Sport Suspension, D3 Shift mode, DSC normal, M HUD mode.

I don't use Sport + Suspension Mode street driving and I don't use MDM or DSC OFF for typical street driving. If there are rare circumstances where I want MDM or Sport + suspension modes I can always reach down and press the button. Also, it is very easy to switch transmission modes by just hitting the steering wheel paddles to take it from D to M (S). Of course, your mileage may vary....
My settings are very similiar :

M1: Sport throttle, sport steering, comfort suspension ,DSC On, D2
M2: Sport plus throttle, sport plus steering, sport suspension, DSC Off, S3

M2 is always ready for Launch Control. For those who complain how hard it is to engage, set M2 like above and practice a few times. Incredible...

Also, when the M5 is turned on, all settings default to comfort, high efficiency settings for fuel mileage purposes. I typically keep it there until the car is warmed up - however I will just change the shift setting to D2. I don't care for D1 in any setting. D2 seems to be the right mix of engagement for me
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M1- sport plus, sport plus, sport plus, dsc on S3.
M2- sport plus, sport plus, sport plus, MDM, S3.
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Right now they are:

M1: Sport plus/Sport/Sport/S3, DSC ON, M HUD
M2: Sport plus/Sport Plus/Sport/S3, MDM, M HUD

Thinking of moving M1 to a slightly more aggressive daily driver setting, as posted above and see how that goes:

Sport plus/Sport Plus/Comfort/D2, DSC ON, NC to HUD
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Right now they are:

M1: Sport plus/Sport/Sport/S3, DSC ON, M HUD
M2: Sport plus/Sport Plus/Sport/S3, MDM, M HUD
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all,
how do you change the default settings when you start the car?

we have some big speed bumps where I am and I need to put suspension on sport to stop it swaying.
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For me:

M1: sport suspension, comfort steering, sport throttle, MDM
M2: sport plus suspension, comfort steering, sport plus throttle, MDM

For mostly street driving I only go to MDM, rather than DSC off, to help with the intervention of the traction control. I also don't like the artificial weighting on the steering which is why I leave it in comfort steering. M1 is partial attack mode, and M2 is full attack mode.
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