What does the e s button do in the 93 vw passat
E for economy, and S for sport. The button allows you to switch from normal mode E economy, to S sport mode for better acceleration and quicker down-shifts when driving in a more agressive or performance manner. The S mode will make the transmission shift at higher revs before engaging the next gear, in order to give better response. Likewise when you enter a corner and let off the throttle (gas) , most transmissions will often change to a higher gear. This is not ideal for spirited driving, because you want the revs up a bit and to stay in the lower gear to accelerate out of the corner after you have cleared the apex. For everyday driving the sport mode keeps the car from up-shifting and down-shifting too much in traffic or on windy roads etc. The emphasis is on performance rather than ultimate fuel economy in Sport. Try it out next time you feel sporty and fell the difference. But for best gas mileage leave the car in E mode for economy.
Nov 30, 2009 |
1993 Volkswagen Passat