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Will there be any issues driving in Sport mode permanently, besides fuel economy?
No, other than I can imagine the driveshaft and associated parts might wear out slightly faster. Owing to the increased torque over time.
 

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Will there be any issues driving in Sport mode permanently, besides fuel economy?
you might start to think your car is fast and you have balls back. but neither will be true.
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I have ess step software ,don't even think they make it anymore

That said ,I've never put it in sport mode

I'd be careful with a zf ,they aren't as strong as the gm
 

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Never knew that there was an option for driving in sport mode! This is going to be my default now.
Great source of knowledge this site and I'm continuing my education on my car. It never ceases to surprise me what the options are.
 

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Never knew that there was an option for driving in sport mode! This is going to be my default now.
Great source of knowledge this site and I'm continuing my education on my car. It never ceases to surprise me what the options are.
Yep! Shift into drive, and then to the left. You'll see an "S D" display on the gauge cluster.
 

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This! It's counterintuitive.

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I'll say it again. Look it up, two wires in the shifter can be switched. Now it goes +/- the way YOU want it.
 

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I received a couple of PM's about why the driveshaft etc. could wear out slightly faster is using sport mode all the time. Thought I'd answer here.

The DME and EGS work together to help provide smooth shifts.
In normal mode, with each approaching shift, the EGS notifies the DME "Hey I'm about to change gears, can I ask that you pull the ignition timing back a few degrees and when I'm done with the shift I'll let you know." The DME obliges and the shift is less firm and smooth. The ignition timing returns to normal.

In sport mode that conversation never happens and full fuel/timing is left alone and the shifts are very crisp and ever so slightly faster.
This gives slightly more power during each and every shift. Over the long run, it will put a slight bit more stress into the driveline. Nothing worrisome, but it's there.
 

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I'll say it again. Look it up, two wires in the shifter can be switched. Now it goes +/- the way YOU want it.
Just did this myself 20 mins ago, much more natural! BMW went back to the more 'normal' setup with the facelifted autos...
 

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Have you got a link for that, please?
There is probably a guide on this forum, but the one I used was this:

 

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I'll say it again. Look it up, two wires in the shifter can be switched. Now it goes +/- the way YOU want it.
Must've missed it. Interesting.

Is this something that might be in the Bentley's manual or searchable here how to do?

NVM...I just saw the link above.

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