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Driving in snow and slush

Posted: Sun Dec 10, 2017 1:41 pm
by YaoNg
It's the small tips that are helpful and it's not always obvious. I didn't realise this myself.

Someone posted on an M2 FB group for advice on driving in snow and slush. Someone posted the using Traction control (hit the traction control button once quickly) will help you if your wheels are slipping a lot. Thought I'd share it.

Yao
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Re: Driving in snow and slush

Posted: Sun Dec 10, 2017 2:52 pm
by Blind Pugh
YaoNg wrote:
Sun Dec 10, 2017 1:41 pm
It's the small tips that are helpful and it's not always obvious. I didn't realise this myself.

Someone posted on an M2 FB group for advice on driving in snow and slush. Someone posted the using Traction control (hit the traction control button once quickly) will help you if your wheels are slipping a lot. Thought I'd share it.

Yao
Yao Good info - thanks for sharing.

Having come from an m135i - short push of TC button differs from m135i on m2.

M135i -> goes into DTC

M2 -> goes into MDM

My understanding is that MDM does not cut power whereas mlite DTC still does.

In my mlite it was always DSC fully over in the snow etc.

BP

Re: Driving in snow and slush

Posted: Sun Dec 10, 2017 3:21 pm
by TerryCTR
Perhaps a silly question but does that effectively mean you activate MDM in comfort mode rather than sport/sport +

Re: Driving in snow and slush

Posted: Sun Dec 10, 2017 3:45 pm
by Blind Pugh
TerryCTR wrote:
Sun Dec 10, 2017 3:21 pm
Perhaps a silly question but does that effectively mean you activate MDM in comfort mode rather than sport/sport +
Yes - I wouldn’t want sport throttle mapping in wintry conditions.

Re: Driving in snow and slush

Posted: Sun Dec 10, 2017 7:48 pm
by MerlinPurple
TerryCTR wrote:
Sun Dec 10, 2017 3:21 pm
Perhaps a silly question but does that effectively mean you activate MDM in comfort mode rather than sport/sport +
Terry, as a quick heads up - the car has 5 driving modes (it's common to think of just 3):

Comfort
Sport
Sport+
MDM
DSC OFF

MDM and 'DSC OFF' are driving modes too:

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^ As you can see, MDM mimics COMFORT but alters the traction control :)

http://babybmw.net/viewtopic.php?f=86&t ... 1#p1267481

Re: Driving in snow and slush

Posted: Sun Dec 10, 2017 9:15 pm
by TerryCTR
Good to know, thanks Merlin :D

Re: Driving in snow and slush

Posted: Mon Dec 11, 2017 8:46 am
by napes5
Big open train station car park near me with no cars in it - couldn't resist turning TC off and having a play :) great fun.

Re: Driving in snow and slush

Posted: Mon Dec 11, 2017 9:44 am
by CaptFish
I am picking mine up today - this should be fun. Well at least an incentive to take it easy :)

Re: Driving in snow and slush

Posted: Tue Dec 12, 2017 11:50 am
by Deadeye
I had to put mine in complete DSC off mode to get out the whole I was in yesterday.

Traction mode did a good job though but needed to get a bit of warmth in the tires (if you get what I mean) - got a service message about the LSD though but all fine now.

Re: Driving in snow and slush

Posted: Tue Dec 12, 2017 12:05 pm
by Blind Pugh
Deadeye wrote:
Tue Dec 12, 2017 11:50 am
I had to put mine in complete DSC off mode to get out the whole I was in yesterday.

Traction mode did a good job though but needed to get a bit of warmth in the tires (if you get what I mean) - got a service message about the LSD though but all fine now.
D'eye,

Was power cut/restricted and or rpm limited in MDM, prompting you to go to DSC off ?

BP

Re: Driving in snow and slush

Posted: Tue Dec 12, 2017 3:51 pm
by Deadeye
Blind Pugh wrote:
Tue Dec 12, 2017 12:05 pm
Deadeye wrote:
Tue Dec 12, 2017 11:50 am
I had to put mine in complete DSC off mode to get out the whole I was in yesterday.

Traction mode did a good job though but needed to get a bit of warmth in the tires (if you get what I mean) - got a service message about the LSD though but all fine now.
D'eye,

Was power cut/restricted and or rpm limited in MDM, prompting you to go to DSC off ?

BP
Yep - I was reversing too which probably didn't help.

Re: Driving in snow and slush

Posted: Wed Feb 28, 2018 12:43 pm
by YaoNg
Just thought I'd bump this as I have found this useful myself.

As BP also said, the DSC OFF / Traction button performs a different function in M2s to the m-lites (M135/235/140/240).

M135i -> goes into DTC

M2 -> goes into MDM

MDM = Traction mode for slippery conditions

Re: Driving in snow and slush

Posted: Wed Feb 28, 2018 3:10 pm
by CaptFish
The M2 has been stationary since the weekend. With the snow we are having at the moment MDM won't make a difference.
Unless you got winter tyres the M2 is useless in snow. That's at least my experience.