Isn't that called "Boost" mode? Or is there a third mode that I'm missing called "S" mode?Yes, you pull twice on the gear shift to set the car into S mode (first D, second D+S), then you floor it. More than one of the driving modes gives you that feature. Unlike Tesla's, you can do a boost several times in a row without having to drive around to let the battery cool down.
Where did you find the info about the whole "Launch Mode" setup? I've been really disappointed in the lack of detail in the manual for the descriptions of how the several driving modes differ.To add - When accelerating using the boost the power bar slowly creeps back down on the display, to indicate when you've used your 8 second burst. I have not done a full-acceleration boost for 8 consecutive seconds, lol.
Also - Launch mode is Dynamic, S, depress the brake and then the accelerator fully. Wait for the power gauge to flash on the display and then all you have to do is let off the brake.
I was putting it in efficiency mode for a while and realized that the difference in mileage was nominal as long as I drive modestly in dynamic mode. I'm with you @polyphonic , I like to know I have the power on tap when I want so now I drive in dynamic mode and know if I want to have fun I can quickly hit the selector to S and have some fun! Also, the efficiency mode goes super low at a certain speed and I don't like the constant adjustment of height when coming to a stop.Is there any reason to avoid keeping S/boost mode active at all times? I like having the extra power on tap.
This is purely my speculation, but I believe S mode narrows the parameters for the drivetrain and battery temps. I have noticed that sometimes when I first turn the vehicle on or if it is at an extreme temp, shifting into S does not fill the boost bar for a few moments.Is there any reason to avoid keeping S/boost mode active at all times? I like having the extra power on tap.