I drive ONLY in "S" mode. I don't drag-race from a stop light, only more spirited on freeways where there is ample smoother road surface. My tires do last a wee bit (except for one with a rip)... and my last set had ~25K miles of use on my rear tires before replacement (mostly freeway driving to-and-from work). Not bad for a RWD, spirited "S" mode driving... jus' sayn'...
What I was always told with new tires is that it takes some time for the lubricant used in mounting the tire to the rim to fully dry so the tire won't slip on the rim and mess up wheel balance. I tend to doubt it will take 500 miles, more like a few heat cycles, but not much harm in following directions. I'd avoid hard launches, but hard braking could put more stress on the tire slipping.
BTW I never drive in sport mode, as I understand it pressing the accelerator down past some point has the same effect on shift points etc.
In Sport mode, the box will also change to lower gears more quickly when you brake, thereby keeping the revs up - ready for quicker acceleration away from a corner etc.Whenever I drive in Sport mode and slow down for red lights, stop signs etc, the engine really roars, RPM jumps up with my foot on the brake. I'm scared the engine is gonna blow up, LOL. Is that silly?
Do you notice a big change in gas mileage driving in economy vs. Sport?
If you want to hear that engine roar for real, get it past 5K rpm on a freeway >Whenever I drive in Sport mode and slow down for red lights, stop signs etc, the engine really roars, RPM jumps up with my foot on the brake. I'm scared the engine is gonna blow up, LOL. Is that silly?
Don't know bcos MPG has never been an issue of interest/concern for me owing an MB.Do you notice a big change in gas mileage driving in economy vs. Sport?