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rjgreen4

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Very easy cruise back from Southampton today due to traffic - 50-70ish in traffic - 32.4Mpg from a fill up this morning :eek:

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Hire car? Actually, I got 30 mpg out of mine once.

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I average 26 to 28 on motorway runs however its pants around town.

Done 4k miles already and love it.

Anyone know what the sport handling mode actually does

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Anyone know what the sport handling mode actually does

Deals with sheet ice, snow and oil on roundabouts?

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Mine seems to always be 18.

still amazingly it's better than the Porsche.

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Deals with sheet ice, snow and oil on roundabouts?

Doesn't sport handling mode turn things off? The reason I say is that in Edinburgh late Thursday eve heading to the north queensferry bridge I turned manual mode on an sport handling and managed to do an awesome sideways moment bouncing off the limiter. To be honest it was very moist due to the BA weather up north on Thursday pm, as were my pants.

The cars electronics took over when the back end started to get really horny and saved the day. Lesson learnt. In the wet leave the sport handling button alone.

I have however noticed it spits and spurts more with the mode on and wondered if it did anything to the engine or exhausts etc

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Excuse the poor English, wine&iphone 5 & fast typing without looking don't work & I'm watching my Yorkshire puddings rise whilst watching 3 kids and a massive dog

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Please don't take my answer as anything other than jocular. Not sure what merc sport mode does, but I'm pretty sure it loosens up the rev range, the traction systems and tightens up the suspension.

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