Manual stick and where is sport mode?

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Manual stick and where is sport mode?

Post by Seer » Mon Jan 11, 2021 11:07 pm

Hi I’m new to the forum and just bought a DS HSE manual stick last week. I can see the eco mode but not a sport mode? Any help is much appreciated it’s the first 4x4 type vehicle my wife and I have owned after friend highly recommended DS. So far I love the vehicle!

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Re: Manual stick and where is sport mode?

Post by Dashnine » Tue Jan 12, 2021 8:36 am

I don't think you get a Sport mode with a manual gearbox. The Sport mode on the automatic gearbox cars just changes the shift points of the gearbox, so in a manual there are no shift points to change,

You'll have to do Sport mode in your head and hold onto the gears longer!
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Re: Manual stick and where is sport mode?

Post by aquascape » Tue Jan 12, 2021 7:43 pm

Your not missing much.

It’s debatable if I can even tell the difference between drive and sports mode on auto gearbox.
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Re: Manual stick and where is sport mode?

Post by Dashnine » Tue Jan 12, 2021 10:29 pm

aquascape wrote:
Tue Jan 12, 2021 7:43 pm
Your not missing much.

It’s debatable if I can even tell the difference between drive and sports mode on auto gearbox.
You are kidding, right? When you put it into sport mode it immediately drops a gear and generally runs a gear lower than Drive. As it’s a gear lower the engine’s more responsive as you’re higher up the rev range. Plus it seems not to have the desire to change up as keenly as in Drive so you’re generally not waiting for it to change down on throttle demand.
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Re: Manual stick and where is sport mode?

Post by Canuk » Wed Jan 13, 2021 5:02 am

I normally run in Sport mode and the odd time I forget and stay in D I think something has gone wrong with the car. Gas/Petrol engine runs around 400 RPM more in the city. Great on hills. The throttle seems more responsive , but it may just be the higher initial revs.

Drove one long stretch with eco to see if there was a difference in economy and it was actually worse ( higher temperature so the A/C was flat out) and the performance was terrible,especially on hills and mountains.

Oh when I put the car in snow mode I use the D mode so it still shifts by itself.
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Re: Manual stick and where is sport mode?

Post by Andy131 » Wed Jan 13, 2021 9:06 am

I found the sport mode useful on the D180 when towing the caravan. In normal mode the car tries to set off in second, realises that my foot is on the floor and the car is going nowhere and then selects first. In Sport mode she sets off in first so the hesitation isn't there. The D240 is left in normal mode with the caravan on the hook, and is left in sport mode when the wife is at home. :)
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Re: Manual stick and where is sport mode?

Post by xxtrail » Wed Jan 13, 2021 3:24 pm

My 2015 SD4 was an auto, and my MY20 P250 only comes in auto. As I had paddles on the former and set them to operate in both modes, I never found any reason to use Sport, as I had total control. I made certain to spec them on the P250 too (now an option on MY20) and use them the same way.
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Re: Manual stick and where is sport mode?

Post by Dashnine » Wed Jan 13, 2021 3:44 pm

I think Sport is how LR engineers would setup the car to drive to their preference, whereas Drive is an economy setting (always trying to be in a higher gear and not changing down until needed) and is possibly some NEDC / WLTP testing requirement that the default mode is the tested mode.

Sport seems about right to me, I find 9 gears a few too many to me manually shifting with the paddles, as one cog down in D rarely provides enough 'go' for the situation, so is it 2 clicks down the box, or three?
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Re: Manual stick and where is sport mode?

Post by Chris b » Wed Jan 13, 2021 4:19 pm

Manual transmission does have a "sort-of" sport mode to help you if you want to make a smarter-than-usual getaway!

Put the Terrain Response into SAND mode and you get a higher boost profile plus 50/50 front-rear torque split. Not to be used for too long as the transmission will get a bit wound up plus a consequential bit of tyre wear but it's fun coming off the line when the lights go green!
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Re: Manual stick and where is sport mode?

Post by SarahStreet » Wed Jan 13, 2021 5:15 pm

Chris b wrote:
Wed Jan 13, 2021 4:19 pm
Manual transmission does have a "sort-of" sport mode to help you if you want to make a smarter-than-usual getaway!

Put the Terrain Response into SAND mode and you get a higher boost profile plus 50/50 front-rear torque split. Not to be used for too long as the transmission will get a bit wound up plus a consequential bit of tyre wear but it's fun coming off the line when the lights go green!
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