Any one tried the S mode

All Range Rover Velar related discussions
Nick
Posts: 112
Joined: Sat Nov 10, 2018 12:11 am
Location: UK

Any one tried the S mode

Post by Nick » Sun Feb 10, 2019 8:58 am

:D :D After having the car for a few months and 3500 miles later, I Just tried the S mode on my 180d R Dynamic Se Velar
Oh yes I am impressed- my first thoughts were it may be a gimmick, I was definitely wrong.
Selected the dynamic mode and then turned the gear selected dial to S mode - did not use the paddle shift.

Wow wow round town the car was instant power of the mark no lag - put your foot down and you can feel all the 180bhp - handles well for a huge car. The look on the standard boy racers omg wtf just happened here like facial impressions!


I think I shall be using the S Mode a lot more.


Wolfie
Posts: 247
Joined: Thu Feb 15, 2018 10:26 am
Location: West Yorkshire, UK

Re: Any one tried the S mode

Post by Wolfie » Sun Feb 10, 2019 9:30 am

😀😀😀 the first time I used S mode in mine was to overtake some slower traffic. I flicked to S, stamped (not in the least bit gently) and nearly sh@t myself at the sudden change of pace.

Sadly I don’t get the opportunity to use the S mode much to it’s full advantage..but it’s a very different car in S!
D 300 First Edition Corris Grey


Nick
Posts: 112
Joined: Sat Nov 10, 2018 12:11 am
Location: UK

Re: Any one tried the S mode

Post by Nick » Sun Feb 10, 2019 10:03 am

Wolfie- I had a D300hse Velar as a loan car for a few weeks- best thing I’ve driven - S mode in that was lethal .. boy it puts a huge smile on your face:)

On the 180d I thought it was a gimmick- but defo not.

The 300 - is a different beast altogether, have fun and make the most of it.


J77
Posts: 851
Joined: Sat Jun 16, 2018 6:38 pm
Location: Scotland

Re: Any one tried the S mode

Post by J77 » Sun Feb 10, 2019 1:49 pm

I use Sport and Dynamic a fair bit on twisty back roads, the car is a different animal.
🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 18MY R-Dynamic SE D240 Fuji White

2020 Defender on order


Jim55
Posts: 362
Joined: Sun Oct 14, 2018 9:10 pm
Location: Telford - UK

Re: Any one tried the S mode

Post by Jim55 » Sun Feb 10, 2019 8:46 pm

I'm slowly approaching the mileage when I can engage Dynamic and Sport modes. I have been very good so far except once when I had to floor the accelerater to avoid being hit in the side, the car fairly leapt out from under me after a small bit of lag. :shock:

Can't wait until I can see what it's like, hopefully without the lag that's there when driving in D and Comfort.
December 2018: MY19.5, Kaikoura Stone, D300 R-Dynamic HSE, R-Dynamic Black Pack, 20" 10 spoke Satin Dark Grey wheels, fixed pano roof, Driver Assist pack, On/Off Road pack, Light Oyster seats and headlining.


Steve_P
Posts: 58
Joined: Fri Jun 15, 2018 1:37 pm
Location: Germany

Re: Any one tried the S mode

Post by Steve_P » Sun Feb 10, 2019 9:01 pm

I've never really tried it out, but think I'll have to..... ;)


J77
Posts: 851
Joined: Sat Jun 16, 2018 6:38 pm
Location: Scotland

Re: Any one tried the S mode

Post by J77 » Sun Feb 10, 2019 10:04 pm

Jim55 wrote:
Sun Feb 10, 2019 8:46 pm
I'm slowly approaching the mileage when I can engage Dynamic and Sport modes. I have been very good so far except once when I had to floor the accelerater to avoid being hit in the side, the car fairly leapt out from under me after a small bit of lag. :shock:

Can't wait until I can see what it's like, hopefully without the lag that's there when driving in D and Comfort.
No lag in S and Dynamic, it just flies.

I would like to try the P300 or even better the P380
🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 18MY R-Dynamic SE D240 Fuji White

2020 Defender on order


Nick
Posts: 112
Joined: Sat Nov 10, 2018 12:11 am
Location: UK

Re: Any one tried the S mode

Post by Nick » Sun Feb 10, 2019 10:19 pm

Jim55 wrote:
Sun Feb 10, 2019 8:46 pm
I'm slowly approaching the mileage when I can engage Dynamic and Sport modes. I have been very good so far except once when I had to floor the accelerater to avoid being hit in the side, the car fairly leapt out from under me after a small bit of lag. :shock:

Can't wait until I can see what it's like, hopefully without the lag that's there when driving in D and Comfort.

The D300hse is the best engine in my opinion, S - mode should be a norm. :)


RobG
Posts: 54
Joined: Thu Jul 12, 2018 11:49 pm
Location: UK

Re: Any one tried the S mode

Post by RobG » Sun Feb 10, 2019 10:44 pm

I have the R Dyn SE P300...... and yes alot sharper than in D. Great in both auto and using the flappy paddles. I must say how nice it sounds for a 4 pot engine too compared to a diesel. (Had a Disco sport 180) quiet in low revs and nice burbal higher up the rev counter.


Dani80
Posts: 77
Joined: Fri Jul 27, 2018 3:52 pm
Location: UK

Re: Any one tried the S mode

Post by Dani80 » Mon Feb 11, 2019 1:26 pm

Must try Dynamic and S a bit more. I've been noticing bad lag when pulling off from junctions in my D180 - quite dangerous in the mornings, when I'm pulling out onto busy roads.
MY2019 Velar D180 R-Dynamic SE
Santorini Black
Black Pack
Privacy Glass
Ambient Lighting


Post Reply

Return to “Main Range Rover Velar chat”