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Is there a Sport mode in a manual car on a Tiguan (SE to be specific). I know DSG models will have sport modes due to having control over the gearbox shifts but this usually also sharpens throttle response and perhaps steering weight at the same time.

The reason I ask is I test drove a manual SE 150 and the throttle was quite "spongey" in terms of movement it felt you had to press a fair bit for power and I quite like a sharper throttle response so wondered if the manual had a car setting like Sport?
 

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Sport mode is available on an SEL manual, switching to sport mode makes the throttle much more responsive/sensitive to pedal pressure :p
 

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Oops, I've maybe raised your hopes prematurely - my car is 4Motion (4WD) and its the rotary 4Motion dial on centre console next to gear shift which allows me to select the driving profile :oops:
 

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Drive profile selection does not appear to be included in the 2WD specification, as far as I can see it is only included in the 4WD specification. Perhaps someone with a 2WD manual can confirm :?:
 

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Sorry to disappoint you, but 2wd Tiguans do not get the driver profile select.

It's something that did annoy me, as when I ordered mine it was listed in the vehicle spec list and on the vw website:
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When my car got delivered without the mode select button I complained to vw and they stated that it was an advertising mistake and subsequently changed the advertising and web material :evil: it's especially annoying as my manual actually says it's there, but to my knowledge no manual 2wd model gets this. The only way way of picking a mode on a 2wd model is via dsg and so you are selecting the gearing profile rather than the throttle response

I don't know why they didn't include it as it's just simple software that the golf has in all models, so not having on the 2wd Tiguan is just silly.

Hope this helps

Axel
 

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Axel said:
Sorry to disappoint you, but 2wd Tiguans do not get the driver profile select.

It's something that did annoy me, as when I ordered mine it was listed in the vehicle spec list and on the vw website:
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When my car got delivered without the mode select button I complained to vw and they stated that it was an advertising mistake and subsequently changed the advertising and web material :evil: it's especially annoying as my manual actually says it's there, but to my knowledge no manual 2wd model gets this. The only way way of picking a mode on a 2wd model is via dsg and so you are selecting the gearing profile rather than the throttle response

I don't know why they didn't include it as it's just simple software that the golf has in all models, so not having on the 2wd Tiguan is just silly.

Hope this helps

Axel
Colleague of mine has a MK2 Tiguan R Line manual 2wd. It has a sport mode apparently
 

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Is it not settable from one of the menus in the head unit or MFD? I remember my sons Seat Leon he was showing me this on his 1.4 eco manual. Also noticed on the head unit in my daughters golf (also 1.4 manual) the top line with info had sport showing. I know different cars, but same electronics and lesser models, so maybe?
 

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Yea I would expect it to be within menus on car settings rather than a sport button (that is usually on autos). If it's not there there is a small chance it can be activated on VCDS; my brother activated a few options/hidden menus on his AUDI A5 through VCDS that were hidden by default.
 

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I've got the 2wd man SEL and you can change driving modes through the headunit menus - same as the golf
 

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Axel said:
Sorry to disappoint you, but 2wd Tiguans do not get the driver profile select.

It's something that did annoy me, as when I ordered mine it was listed in the vehicle spec list and on the vw website:
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When my car got delivered without the mode select button I complained to vw and they stated that it was an advertising mistake and subsequently changed the advertising and web material :evil: it's especially annoying as my manual actually says it's there, but to my knowledge no manual 2wd model gets this. The only way way of picking a mode on a 2wd model is via dsg and so you are selecting the gearing profile rather than the throttle response

I don't know why they didn't include it as it's just simple software that the golf has in all models, so not having on the 2wd Tiguan is just silly.

Hope this helps

Axel
Im my country you can add this for 220eur.
You get the MODE BUTON near the stick,
can choose eco, comfort, normal, sport.
It regards steering and throttle response.
You can get it with highline/rline manual 2wd
 

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If you can spec DCC for manual 2WD models then I would expect it to include Sport as one of the options. You get the button that PatG describes in the post above.
 

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I have a SEL 150 66 plate manual anIt has four settings, Economy, Normal, Comfort and Sport. I use Comfort most of the time but switch to Sports when towing my caravan as the engine response is better. These settings are found in the driver assist part of the menu.
 

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Just to hopefully answer this one. In the uk, 2wd models below sel, do not have mode select through the info unit. 4 wheel drive variants do have the mode select wheel, and dsg variants do have gear mode select, but in the uk s, se and se nav 2 wheel drive don't have the option to pick the driver mode, unless as described above. This is despite the early brochure and vw website specifying that all variants had mode select. Vw confirmed this info to me at the point of delivery of my car 13 months ago. I raised it as a technical query with vw Germany and they confirmed the above and required vw uk to amend all literature to reflect the above position.

I was a bit miffed as I had it on my previous cars, so when my new one arrived without it I first thought it was a misbuild, but it wasn't they don't have it on my model the 2wd se nav😒

Here's the original vw webpage from August 2016 for the uk model, if you check out the current site you'll see the se model has the info removed.
 

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Yes that works very well. I paid around £135 or so on ebay from germany.

Shame there is no onboard setting, it could perhaps be opened up in VCDS as sometime they just hide menus on lower models.
 
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