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    Posted: 01 Jul 2012 at 10:45am
Hi, I just took delivery of my Dynamic SD4 (with 20" wheels) but it doe snot have a dynamic mode (only the offroad selections available).

Can anyone advise?


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Should be to the left of the normal driving mode on the mode selector?
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote tysonboy Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 01 Jul 2012 at 1:53pm
agree with Richard, just below the gear selector is all your functions, Dynamic mode is one touch left from normal driving, if for any reason its not there all I can think of is that the spec of the standard items are different from country to country, would be well chesse'd off though if didnt have it, fantastic function
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Adaptive Dynamics (Dynamic mode) is only available on SD4 and Si4 engines and is not standard in all markets. I believe that it is standard in the UK for these engines on Dynamic.
 
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Thanks. I think it must be an option (in Switzerland). I was not aware this was an option. Never mind. 
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Yeah, an option here too. Odd, since most things in the States are "package options only". It is well over $1000 here.
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I'm sure it's a 'nice to have' feature, but I wonder how often it really gets used? Maybe those out there with Adaptive Dynamics can comment?
 
Still, if you've got an automatic and feel like opening her up, flip the gear rotor dial in to S mode and use your paddle shifters!
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I haven't read too much about it, but it definitely stiffens the whole car up a bit if you want to push on a bit. Red dials are a nice touch too. 
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Dynamic mode is awesome. I have driven circa 27k miles in mine to date. Mostly in std mode. But a few times I have gone out to "play" as it were, it's been brilliant. It makes the car handle like a hot hatch. Twin it up with S mode and paddle shifts and not only do you have a great handling car but one that can move at a fair lick on country lanes too. Yes it's a bit pricey although std on the Dynamic. Anyway, the red dials do it for me alone! If you are a relatively sedate driver and never likely to throw it round a bend or roundabout at speed, don't bother with it.

If you like "driving" a car and appreciate good handling, this system does it better than any other car. I believe only the Audi R8 has this sort of technology and it's been reported the Evoques system is better. Don't quote me on this, but sure I read it somewhere.
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Same dampers as on R8, TT & certain Ferraris, but understand Evoque has 3rd generation
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Went out into the countryside yesterday, on this occasion left it in normal mode, quite a few miles on dual carriageway, it was rocky steady and silky smooth.

The feature of AD is that it is permanently on, however, things are firmed up when you select it on the left button and your dials go Red.  Really good on the twisties.
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I live in the Pennines and lots of steep hills, twists, adverse cambers and terrible weather!! Definitely stiffens up nicely with flat neutral handling. I've not taken to the limit but there's a big difference compared to standard mode. Red dials are a nice touch and in Comand mode, I agree with GeoGeo, it's like a hot hatch (our other car's an S3). Admittedly not as pokey but still has lots of mid range punch and amazing handling.

Pricey as an option though and std mode should be good enough for most roads.
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even though fitted to mine as standard (thankfully) i wont of paid the extra to have it fitted if i would of choose a diffrent model, yes it is great to have, turns this 37 yr old man into a teenager again, and all the above comments are true, but just for normal driving doesnt make any difference, so if you havent got it you aint gonna miss it, save your money.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote SKICAT Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 03 Jul 2012 at 7:17pm
Your right Tysonboy - I had a pure for 6 weeks (courtesy of land rover) and thought the suspension was good. Then I got my dynamic and realised that the car now behaved much more like my old TT and love it, but if you have never had it, you certainly won't miss it.
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Good point Tysonboy. I think for the $2,000 price tag, a panoramic roof ($1500) makes far more of a statement. Plus, the panaromic roof would get used 100% of the time, whereas the Adaptive Dynamics would be <1% of your total kilometers (based on the comments from those who seldom use it).



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EDU - the adaptive dynamics are on all the time and the feel of the drive is different in the standard mode than a car without them. It just stiffens the car up in dynamic mode.
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Thanks Skicat - you're right. I was (obviously) thinking about the Dynamic Mode only.
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I totally agree.  It all depends what you want from your car.  The Evoque is a nice drive without Dynamic mode and can still move fast enough to be entertaining.  You don't need it to have a fun drive.  That said If I had to buy another Evoque I would fork out for the Dynamic, for me it makes a good car even better to drive, especially with the paddle shift which allows you to avoid an annoying automatic kick down when you want to accelerate hard out of a corner.Wink
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I can't tell a difference between standard mode and dynamic mode. I only have 20k miles on the odometer. So the shocks can't be bad. 
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I'm surprised tbh you can't feel any difference at all. It's not huge, but on cornering and changing lane the steering should feel that little bit stiffer and on sharp cornering/swerving the body roll a little bit less. The downside is of course on a rough road, you feel the surface a bit more!
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Originally posted by J. Dub J. Dub wrote:

So the shocks can't be bad. 


Um, on a Magneride suspension, the concept of 'shocks' is a bit outdated as its the 'active magnetic dampers' that control the suspension feel. You don't have 'shocks that could be bad' but you'd need to a) drive the same car bit with conventional suspension to compare and b) drive on a surface that is rutted and rough to truly feel the difference between the AD programme being on and off.

Hell, even Mrs T can tell when I'm in 'red dial' mode, just by the feel of the ride through her arse. But of course in the UK, our roads aren't glassy smooth like in the US (and probably 90% of the rest of the developed world)
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Originally posted by Trapdoor Trapdoor wrote:

.. But of course in the UK, our roads aren't glassy smooth like in the US ...

No offence to US owners, but unless things have changed since I was there not all roads in the States are glassy smooth - the best Interstate Highways maybe, but after that...
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Agree with the above posts,
And You would need to be putting the car under a bit more load through corners and undulations  with speed than your average drive of course. Otherwise there would be no real reason for it.
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Originally posted by AndyM AndyM wrote:

Originally posted by Trapdoor Trapdoor wrote:

.. But of course in the UK, our roads aren't glassy smooth like in the US ...

No offence to US owners, but unless things have changed since I was there not all roads in the States are glassy smooth - the best Interstate Highways maybe, but after that...
No our roads suck.  Bad
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Originally posted by J. Dub J. Dub wrote:


Originally posted by AndyM AndyM wrote:

Originally posted by Trapdoor Trapdoor wrote:

.. But of course in the UK, our roads aren't glassy smooth like in the US ...

No offence to US owners, but unless things have changed since I was there not all roads in the States are glassy smooth - the best Interstate Highways maybe, but after that...

No our roads suck.  Bad

To be fair yours are generally much straighter
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