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      12-10-2012, 08:54 AM   #23
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I actually find the car easier and smoother to drive with the M-Button engaged. Maybe this is because I'm more used to bigger NA cars where the throttle is more linear.

When I drive my car (which is remapped) around town, in and out of traffic, etc, I find it easier to drive the car smoothly with a little bit of throttle and M-Mode rather than no M-Mode and using more throttle. I guess it's just personal preference.

Having said this, I don't turn it on all of the time because I quite like having that extra "ooomph" available
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      12-10-2012, 09:27 AM   #24
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Daily, usually in MDM as well.
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      12-10-2012, 09:48 AM   #25
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It may have something to do with the fact that I have yet to do the CDV delete mod but I actually find shifting and pulling away to be easier in M mode.

That said, I drive mostly surface roads with 35-45 mph limits on my daily commute and I'll often forget to press the M button when I pull out of the garage. So, I'll go with 30-40% of the time.
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      12-10-2012, 09:53 AM   #26
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I thought the M button lowered the car, tighten the steering ratio and added power? I remember someone saying it auto closes the sunroof if it's open.
Nah, you confuse with the handle under the seat (mind your head, though - worse than 'the drone').

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      12-10-2012, 11:27 AM   #27
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I can honestly say that I have only used it once or twice. The first thing I do after I start the engine is disable the DSC all together. I find that the exaggerated throttle inputs with the M button make it harder to meter out the power to the wheels and manage the available traction.
Ditto for me.
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      12-10-2012, 08:33 PM   #28
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First thing I do when starting, depress M button then MDM On.
ditto!!!
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      12-10-2012, 10:17 PM   #29
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I turn it on 100% of the time, unless I forget.
+1 and DSC OFF as soon as I start the car
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      12-10-2012, 11:43 PM   #30
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I didn't press the M button on my 1M until the 1 year anniversary of my European Delivery.

This wasn't the plan initially. I just didn't press it during the run-in period (wanted to have the service done first). And when the car arrived in the States, I put winter tires on before reaching the required miles for my run-in service. Then I didn't want my first M button experience to be with winter tires on and by the time I got my summer tires back on, I was only a few months away from my anniversary date. By then I figured I'd make it a special occasion and just wait until the anniversary.

I use it pretty routinely now.
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      03-08-2013, 01:19 PM   #31
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First thing I do when starting, depress M button then MDM On.
+1 Even in the rain! I drive hard too!
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      03-08-2013, 05:08 PM   #32
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Standard procedure every morning, 5 min warm up, mdm mode, m button = driving fun
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      03-08-2013, 05:10 PM   #33
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Standard procedure every morning, 5 min warm up, mdm mode, m button = driving fun
Agree! Just did Wisemans-Hunter run @6am.... Can't get the smile off my face.

We should do a 1M run one morning
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      03-08-2013, 07:21 PM   #34
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+1 and DSC OFF as soon as I start the car
+1, all the time.
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      03-08-2013, 08:48 PM   #35
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      03-08-2013, 09:23 PM   #36
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I have it turned on 99% of the time. I love the M tune part of the throttle. This is one thing the 1M has all it's own over say the Z4 i35is, or any other N54 or N55 engine.

I had an 07 335i with a MT before my 1M and I always disliked the long throttle. It may be just me but most cars today with wireless throttle positionors don't feel as linear or as direct as the old mechanical linkage.

I don't turn the DSC past M mode. M mode is a better drive than I am.
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      03-08-2013, 09:38 PM   #37
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Standard procedure every morning, 5 min warm up, mdm mode, m button = driving fun
Agree! Just did Wisemans-Hunter run @6am.... Can't get the smile off my face.

We should do a 1M run one morning
Mate I'm definitely up for that!
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      03-08-2013, 10:12 PM   #38
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Default on for me. I'm a heel and toe junky and without the M mode on, the throttle action is too slow with too much travel, thus awkward to modulate braking smoothly with the disparity in pedal heights. Don't have a problem with city driving or in the rain. Never snows or gets icy here.
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      08-28-2013, 08:50 AM   #39
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Gotta admit that, ever since I got the N55 + Akrapovic exhaust fun combo, I drive significantly less with M mode activated. As a matter of fact, in Akra's 'red mode' (valve opened), the sound in stock mode (i.e. M Mode deactivated) is slightly better when slowly climbing into higher revs (especially from 3000rpm onwards). Shut down the radio, open the windows a little bit and enjoy the 'orchestra' rumbling outside.
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      08-28-2013, 09:39 AM   #40
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normal at all times.
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      08-29-2013, 12:38 AM   #41
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I only use it when I'm happy.

Or angry.

Sometimes sad..
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      08-29-2013, 05:29 AM   #42
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      08-29-2013, 10:50 PM   #43
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A bit of a tangent...

I had heard somewhere that fuel economy is better with M mode off. So, the other day I did a test on the highway. I did 10 km with it on, and 10 km with it off. Using the trip meter readout of econ, M mode off was 0.1 L/100km better than with on.
Highway is dead flat, constant wind.
For what its worth.
PS - I prefer the throttle feel of M mode on.
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      08-30-2013, 01:12 AM   #44
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I rarely turn on M mode - not enough open road near where I am and once you get in traffic I find it too twitchy.
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