BMW Sport Mode vs Comfort Mode

2020 X3 BMW SPORT Mode vs COMFORT Mode

There’s a reason why BMW vehicles are some of the most highly regarded and sought-after luxury vehicles in the world. BMW is consistently on the cutting edge, presenting the newest and most innovative features that will change the way you drive. One such feature is BMW’s Driving Dynamics Control.

On this page, we at BMW of Stratham will introduce you to this intuitive drive system and its four driving modes, including SPORT mode and COMFORT mode and how they compare. Shoppers near Stratham, Portsmouth, Exeter, NH, and beyond should read ahead to see what this system has in store for them! Give us call today for more information or if you have any questions!

BMW Innovative Driving Dynamics Control

The Driving Dynamics Control feature comes standard on most new BMW vehicles. It’s designed to help you customize your drive with four selectable drive modes. Whether you want a peppier, more exciting drive, want to conserve as much fuel as possible, or want to enjoy a comfortable commute to work, BMW has a drive mode for it.

With just the push of a button, you can increase the level of driving pleasure by toggling to whichever mode suits your current situation best. Your current setting will be clearly displayed below the speedometer. By design, these drive modes differ from one to the next, especially between SPORT mode and COMFORT mode. 


BMW SPORT Mode vs COMFORT ModeCOMFORT mode is the default driving mode offered by the Driving Dynamics Control system. When you first turn on your BMW vehicle, it will be in COMFORT mode. This standard mode offers a softer suspension and lightened steering that allows for a plush ride. With this mode, you’ll get a good balance of power and efficiency.

Driving in COMFORT mode would be ideal for:

  • Morning commutes
  • Saturday farmer’s market trips
  • Errands to the post office
  • Spontaneous journeys to the shopping outlets

BMW SPORT Mode vs COMFORT ModeSPORT mode, on the other hand, ramps up power, enabling your BMW to perform at its peak sportiness. It accomplishes this by shortening the gearshift times in the transmission, making it easier to pick up speed and generate more power. You’ll hear your engine rev up and roar once you switch into this powerful mode.

Driving in SPORT mode would be ideal for:

  • Long stretches of highway during road trips
  • Races at the speedway
  • Hilly terrain
  • Winding, sinuous roads

When your BMW is in SPORT mode, you can also configure individual settings that best suit your driving behaviors. In this mode, you can control damping, steering, engine, and transmission outputs that feel most comfortable for you. You can reset to standard SPORT mode settings at any time.

2 Additional Available Drive Modes

The Driving Dynamics Control system also offers two other drive modes that differ even more from SPORT mode and COMFORT mode. One of these is ECO PRO mode that channels all its energy into optimizing each gearshift to maximize your BMW’s fuel economy.

The other available drive mode with this system—that isn’t available on all BMW vehicles—is SPORT+ mode. While this mode works similarly to the SPORT mode we’ve talked about already, it takes it a step further and pushes the boundaries of power output and performance. You should handle this mode with care as it puts an extreme amount of power in your hands!

BMW Models With SPORT Mode and COMFORT Mode

2021 BMW X3 BMW SPORT Mode vs COMFORT ModeNo need to settle on just one BMW vehicle to get a taste of these driving modes. From stylish sedans, spacious SUVs, or muscled coupes, you can control your drive mode in your BMW top choice! SPORT and COMFORT mode come standard on these popular models:

  • 2021 BMW X3: Heed adventure’s call with this all-terrain SUV. Utilizing SPORT mode in this vehicle can help you ride smoothly on all road conditions to your destination.
  • 2021 BMW 5 Series: Take this hallmark-of-style sedan to all your errands around town while engaged in COMFORT mode.
  • 2021 BMW 3 Series: Add extra exhilaration at every twist and turn around the racetrack with this sports sedan. Enabling SPORT mode while running laps can help with smoother turn stability and a faster rev.
  • 2021 BMW 4 Series Coupe: Beauty meets brawn in this muscled-up coupe. Step up this athletic vehicle’s agility by gauging SPORT mode while on the highway.
  • 2021 BMW X7: Indulge in spacious freedom in this Sports Activity Vehicle.® Seat up to seven passengers and enable COMFORT mode on your next road trip.

In addition, COMFORT and SPORT modes come standard on the BMW X4, the X5, the X6, the 2 Series, the 7 Series, and the 8 Series. But no matter which BMW vehicle you choose, you can have full control of your driving style with the Driving Dynamics Control function. Interested in feeling the difference between SPORT and COMFORT mode for yourself? Stop by our dealership to schedule a test drive of the BMW of your choosing.

Experience Driving Dynamics Control in a BMW Today!

BMW SPORT Mode vs COMFORT ModeWe at BMW of Stratham hope this guide to the BMW Driving Dynamics Control system has made you as excited as we are about this incredible feature. Many of the BMW models we have in stock at our dealership come with Driving Dynamics Control, so you can check it out for yourself by taking a test drive.

Give us a call today to schedule your test drive or to learn more about this intuitive feature. Shoppers in the areas of Stratham, Portsmouth, and Exeter, New Hampshire, can schedule a test drive by stopping by the dealership on their way through town!