Activating/deactivating SPORT handling mode

WARNING
The SPORT handling mode should not be switched on during normal driving.

Switching on the SPORT handling mode will result in the following:
- no restriction to the engine torque
- system supported traction control is limited

The SPORT handling mode is designed for driving on closed tracks when the vehicle's own natural oversteer and understeer characteristics are desired and requires a highly skilled and experienced driver able to handle these critical driving situations.

You could lose control of your vehicle and cause an accident.

Please be aware of these limits when you switch on the SPORT handling mode.

Do not switch on the SPORT handling when a spare wheel is mounted.

ESP is activated automatically when the engine is started.

It may be best to activate SPORT handling mode in the following situations:
- when using snow chains
- in deep snow
- on sand or gravel

WARNING
Switch off the SPORT handling mode and switch on the ESP immediately if the aforementioned circumstances do not apply anymore. Otherwise the SPORT handling mode will only stabilize the vehicle to a limited extent when it is starting to skid or a wheel is spinning.

When SPORT handling mode is activated:

- ESP only improves driving stability to a limited degree.
- the engine's torque is restricted only to a limited degree and the drive wheels can spin. The spinning of the wheels results in a cutting action, which provides better grip.
- traction control is still activated.
- ESP still provides support when you brake firmly.
If SPORT handling mode is activated and one or more wheels start to spin, the ESP ESP warning lamp in the instrument cluster flashes. ESP only stabilizes the vehicle to a limited degree.

► To activate: briefly press button 1.

To activate: briefly press button 1.

The lamp in the instrument cluster lights up. SPORT handling mode warning lamp in the instrument cluster lights up.

The SPORT handling mode message appears in the multifunction display.

To deactivate: briefly press button 1.

The lamp in the instrument cluster goes out. SPORT handling mode warning lamp in the instrument cluster goes out.

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