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Sport mode v eco mode

Is there any real difference in fuel consumption between sport mode and normal eco mode on the 1.4 Multi Air?

I thought I would try Sport mode the other day for the first time and was surprised how quick it was. Turned it back to eco though as I didnít want to waste petrol.

Iím wondering if there is really any real difference.
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Re: Sport mode v eco mode

I can't really comment on the petrol version as mine is the 2.0 Mj. The first time I thought it had increased consumption considerably but now I think that was my exuberance. When I tried it over 80-100 miles in a single journey it didn't seem to make much difference, but it did make overtaking a hell of a lot easier. On the Auto model it seems to be programmed to keep the rpm at 2000 regardless, thus eliminating turbo lag. There are other things too but nothing to put me off using it again
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Re: Sport mode v eco mode

Eco cannot change the combustion efficiency.
Eco reduces the response of the throttle, so you need to push further to get the same power. It just encourages the driver to be smoother and more gently with acceleration. If you can drive just as gently in Sport mode, you'll get the same economy. But in sport mode, the extra response is intoxicating, so it gets used.

Eco mode was great on the Fiesta for the learners.
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As Bill says above, it just changes the throttle response and steering assistance. On a long run I couldn't detect any mpg difference between Sport and Auto modes (it wasn't called Eco on mine). I did find, though, that the throttle was a bit too sensitive in Sport, and the steering a bit heavy. Conversely, Auto gave a very lacklustre throttle response. When you switch to Auto mode (or "mood" as Fiat call it) the display shows the engine is in Eco.
Then someone on the forum pointed out that in "All Weather" mode the engine is set to full power but the steering is Normal. I tried this and found both the throttle response and steering to my liking, so left it there. Overall mpg is no different to driving around in Auto.
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That sounds very positive but youíve reminded me the steering went really heavy compared to normal mode anyway. Might have to try it for a while. Thanks all.
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Re: Sport mode v eco mode

Have mentioned before but SPORT mode makes a surprising performance difference on the 1.6 MJ - goes very well..............
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Re: Sport mode v eco mode

Quote Originally Posted by typecastboy View Post
Is there any real difference in fuel consumption between sport mode and normal eco mode on the 1.4 Multi Air?

I thought I would try Sport mode the other day for the first time and was surprised how quick it was. Turned it back to eco though as I didnít want to waste petrol.

Iím wondering if there is really any real difference.
I think I've already answered a similar question somewhere on these boards, so I'll repeat myself here: In Sports mode you see a lot of 3000+ RPM action, so it's bound to give you some MPG difference, especially with higher displacement engines. Can't be sure about the 1.4, but my 2.4 definitely consumes significantly more fuel in Sports mode.
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The car revs a lot easier and quicker with with Sport Mode so will probably use a little more, as others have said it drives like a dog in eco mode especially on motorways, I've stopped using it unless there's heavy rain or snow, even then all it does is dumb down the power,
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Gonna switch it back on tomorrow and see if I can put up with the heavier steering.
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Re: Sport mode v eco mode

It was the heavier steering that spoilt Sport mode for me. I think I could have adjusted to the sensitive throttle. I ended up leaving mine in All Weather mode, which retained the lighter steering and made the throttle more responsive than Auto, but not as hyper as Sport. Give it a try.
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It was the heavier steering that spoilt Sport mode for me. I think I could have adjusted to the sensitive throttle. I ended up leaving mine in All Weather mode, which retained the lighter steering and made the throttle more responsive than Auto, but not as hyper as Sport. Give it a try.


Cheers, Iíll give that a bash in the morning.
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