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 |  Apr 09 2013, 3:31 PM

Modes change things, a lot

BMW-Shift-Modes

While numerous vehicles are fitted with different driving modes these days, many are undetectable. Not in the Active Hybrid 5. Turn the dial to Sport +, and you suddenly feel the lightning fast shifts of the eight-speed auto and the tightness suddenly present in the steering wheel, while the torquey electric motor jams you back in the seat for a quick hop to highway speeds. Similarly, turn the dial to Eco Pro, and it quickly feels as though the car suddenly packed on the pounds, dragging its heels in an effort to save fuel.

Found in the middle between extremes is Comfort and Sport, both of which are just right for everyday highway cruising, and city living, depending on your preference.