I agree with many points but personally have never felt the M2 is particularly worse in terms of comfort than an mlite, yes its harder but its no bone breaker and yes its a little louder even in comfort than an mlite, but I don't think the difference is great enough for one to be labelled as the 'great all rounder and an ideal daily driver' and the other (the m2) to be ruled out completely as its too raw, Each to their own and all that and I respect what your personal opinion is, is just isn't mine. Maybe if I was doing 60, 70 mile trips everyday I would feel different.sootyvrs wrote: ↑Thu Mar 15, 2018 9:22 amNot sure if anyone else feels the same but comfort mode in the M2 feels a little like Eco mode in the M-liteswenklaw wrote: ↑Thu Mar 15, 2018 7:43 amI think if driven the same 10-15% between MPG in my M2 compared to my M135i, problem I have is the M2's encourages you to drive it in a way that doesn't conserve fuel! In the M135i on motorway trips or even the commute to work I was happy to leave it in comfort or even stick it in ECO on the motorway, in the M2 the first thing I do is engage SPORT mode, all the time without fail.
The throttle seems unresponsive (comfort in M-lite felt much more responsive IMO) which may be why we are encouraged to use sport mode in the M2 which in turn keeps the revs up in the Auto mode which obviously will increase mpg but I guess it's the character of the car which is much rawer compared to the softer M-lite philosophy.. I suspect this is why many M2 owners state that driving the M2 each time is an event where as my previous M-lites with it's softer edges (noise, throttle inputs, gear change, ride quality etc.) felt like driving a normal car when your not gunning it..
Obviously it doesn't mean you can't drive it economically, I think to drive the M2 this way perhaps highlights more that low speed ride is not great, DCT is not that smooth, it's noisy (tyre and engine) and what makes you forget all that is when you drive with a little more enthusiasm
I find the DCT in the M2 fine in low speed traffic even in sport its ok, a little lurchy I agree at times but pop it in comfort and its less so. I still leave it in sport though.
I don't find comfort like ECO in the mlite but I assume that was tongue in cheek.