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Just drove home tonight in 'Dynamic Mode' and S with the paddles for the first time.....definitely changes the characteristics of the handing - it really demands concentration....but it is great fun if you can find some quiet B-roads.

I wondered if others had tried 'Dynamic Mode' and what their experiences were...
 

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I have tried dynamic mode on my V8 XF.. its fair to say that i enjoyed every minute.. my only disappointment is the slow standing start... from standing start the car takes a couple of seconds to get into motion.. however after that the car is quite amazing .. great handling ... perfect breaking... and enjoyable ride.... just PERFECT.....
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The XFR is the only XF where the suspension characteristics are changed by selecting dynamic mode. On the 3.0d it has completely passive suspension, i.e. there is no electrical connection or electronic control of any part of the suspension.

What does change with dynamic mode is the throttle characteristic and the gearbox shift patterns. You also get a big gear number displayed if you use dynamic mode with sport on the shifter and use the paddles.
 

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Is the term Dynamic Mode when used above describing something different to the term that Jaguar describe in the manual when they say that Dynamic Mode applies only to Supercharged Models, and presumably today the XFR :?:
 

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Pretty sure everything at 2010MY gets dynamic mode.

If you read the manual it says that systems are optimised in Dynamic Mode including adaptive dynamics but then goes on to say later in the section that adapative dynamics is supercharged only (as is E-Diff).
 

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SpiresST said:
Pretty sure everything at 2010MY gets dynamic mode.

If you read the manual it says that systems are optimised in Dynamic Mode including adaptive dynamics but then goes on to say later in the section that adapative dynamics is supercharged only (as is E-Diff).
I agree all the 2010 cars have a Dynamic Mode.
 

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Well I’m still getting use to my XF S and it’s very different to what I’m use to but the dynamic mode with sport selected is truly amazing. It completely changes the character of the car and turns it into a wild animal in this mode it feels that it’s waiting to pounce until you floor it and then my god it’s certainly pounces!
 

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RPB1 said:
Well I’m still getting use to my XF S and it’s very different to what I’m use to but the dynamic mode with sport selected is truly amazing. It completely changes the character of the car and turns it into a wild animal in this mode it feels that it’s waiting to pounce until you floor it and then my god it’s certainly pounces!
I agree totally. When you want the maximum performance Dynamic Mode is what you want. The whole 'feel' of the car changes and it becomes a snarling beast :D
 

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Dynamic mode in the SV8 and the XFR alters the suspension settings, sharpens the throttle response and the gear changes in manual mode, as well as engaging Trac Dsc. This is how I drive mine almost all the time.
 

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Sounds good fun. I will try mine in Dynamic once it is run-in (1,000 miles)
 
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