I do not believe that to be true, and it doesn't matter in the context of
If I want my car in Sport mode on the transmission, I still want the AC to
work the same, I only want the shift points to be more aggressive.
From the manual - "ECO PRO (the Eco setting on the Sports Mode button)
supports a driving style that saves on fuel consumption. For this
purpose, the engine control and comfort functions, e.g. the climate
control output, are adjusted."
There are also ECO PRO suggestions that come on the Info Screen.
And at a certain speed, the car will coast to save fuel.
Meanwhile, they're calling it the Sports program when you use the
automatic gear shift or paddles for manual shifting.
The Sports Mode, from using the Sports Mode button, gives different
suspension and engine control, and can be configured to individual
There is also Launch Control, where you turn off the Traction Control
(or put the car into Sports Plus mode) and keep your foot on the brake
and then press on the accelerator beyond the resistance point at the
full throttle position. Then a flag appears in the display, the starting
engine speed adjusts, and within 3 seconds, you release the brake.
The manual tells you not to do this very often as it wears out components.
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