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    Sport button

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    what does the Sport button do?

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    Z8 Ate My Homework! Norcal's Avatar
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    Speeds up throttle application. Just changes the curve. That’s it as I recall. I always drove with it on, as it seemed to make shifting smoother... better timed for me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Norcal View Post
    Speeds up throttle application. Just changes the curve. That�s it as I recall. I always drove with it on, as it seemed to make shifting smoother... better timed for me.
    On the Z8's contemporaneous sibling E39 M5, the sport button also changed the level of power steering assist, making it heavier, along with the throttle changes. On the Z8, only the throttle mapping was changed, as apparently the Z8's rack and pinion steering didn't lend itself to being reprogrammed (given the technology available at that time).

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    Samo-samo with the Z4 M roadster—it merely changes the curve of the accelerator input. I NEVER drive with the Sport button pushed because if I did I would have to drive that way every time, and I can't remember to do that; my theory is that I need to be subconsciously attuned to the car's response, so it has to be consistent. That way, when everything goes to hell and the only things saving us is muscle memory, all the inputs will be automatic.

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    You only use about 65% of the pedal travel for 100% of the power in the Sport Mode.
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