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      09-29-2012, 04:47 AM   #23
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Performance Control basically allows you to throw it around corners a bit quicker...

It also increases the speed limitation. E.g. 130mph for a stock X3 30d, 137mph for X3 30d M Sport (M Sport includes Performance Control in the UK)

Not that I've tested this of course
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It seems Performance Control is a brake based torque vectoring system between left and right rear wheels. Does it actually alter the front/rear axle torque split?

If not, then an actual Limited Slip Diff like Quaife/Torsen would be superior in performance applications. http://www.birdsauto.com/parts/M2533705914
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Just to throw my thoughts in the pot.

I read somwhere that the he auto gearbox reduces to a six speed when sport mode is selected
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It doesn't use 8th which is a cruising gear.

VDC works well for me, except it's a bit too soft over speed bumps.
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      09-10-2015, 08:24 AM   #27
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Just to throw my thoughts in the pot.

I read somwhere that the he auto gearbox reduces to a six speed when sport mode is selected

Seven, not six. You can manually shift to eighth, but the transmission will not shift to it on its own.
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