Driving modes / exhaust noise

RSgeoff

Registered User
Hi - i'm looking to buy an S1 in the near future but can't find any info on what the 3 different driving modes do?

Can anyone help on this and more specifically is the exhaust quieter in normal mode then in sport mode?

Cheers...........Geoff
 

maccduff

Registered User
The 3 modes are efficiency , auto and dynamic. The latter being the most sporty.
Efficiency is the slowests/softest throttle response with claimed improved mpg, though most likely not as you use more throttle for the same speed. This is also soft(est) suspension mode
Auto is the middle with a soft intitial throttle and alledgedy full power with full throttle openings. Suspension is still soft and cant recall if this is stiffer than efficiency, it doesn't feel stiffer. There maybe a change to steering feel but I haven't noticed this.
Dynamic is the full beans with a more aggressive throttle map and full stiffness on the suspension.
Dependant on the local roads Dynamic can be a bit of a challenge keeping the car between the hedges. as it bounces and skips over the bumps ripples and darts following camber changes.
Exhaust sounds slightly louder in dynamic and I think some of that is a sound generator pipped into the cabin. its not loud by any stretch compared to uber hot 4WD hatch exhausts available in Audi RS, AMG and ford RS models.
 

SPIKE_

Vorsprung durch Technik
The 3 modes are efficiency , auto and dynamic. The latter being the most sporty.
Efficiency is the slowests/softest throttle response with claimed improved mpg, though most likely not as you use more throttle for the same speed. This is also soft(est) suspension mode
Auto is the middle with a soft intitial throttle and alledgedy full power with full throttle openings. Suspension is still soft and cant recall if this is stiffer than efficiency, it doesn't feel stiffer. There maybe a change to steering feel but I haven't noticed this.
Dynamic is the full beans with a more aggressive throttle map and full stiffness on the suspension.
Dependant on the local roads Dynamic can be a bit of a challenge keeping the car between the hedges. as it bounces and skips over the bumps ripples and darts following camber changes.
Exhaust sounds slightly louder in dynamic and I think some of that is a sound generator pipped into the cabin. its not loud by any stretch compared to uber hot 4WD hatch exhausts available in Audi RS, AMG and ford RS models.
Summed really well!

I’ll be changing the rubber to Michelin PSS next year, so will be interested to see how this works with Dynamic mode and the road surfaces.
 

maccduff

Registered User
I run Michelin PSS on my summer 18" wheels and they are a massive improvement in grip wet or dry over the oem bridgestones it came with. The PSS also improve ride compared to oem which felt like they had a stiff sidewall.
 

lfcrule1972

Winter is coming...
I run Michelin PSS on my summer 18" wheels and they are a massive improvement in grip wet or dry over the oem bridgestones it came with. The PSS also improve ride compared to oem which felt like they had a stiff sidewall.

Totally agree with this ;)
 

SPIKE_

Vorsprung durch Technik
I run Michelin PSS on my summer 18" wheels and they are a massive improvement in grip wet or dry over the oem bridgestones it came with. The PSS also improve ride compared to oem which felt like they had a stiff sidewall.
Glad to hear this. Will be getting MPSS in the spring, so looking forward to the improvements!
 

RSgeoff

Registered User
Cheers guys - just got my S1 yesterday :)
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