wilddog wrote: ↑
Fri Sep 28, 2018 6:12 am
I own a 2018 Golf R and the behaviour is exactly the same. Oddly enough, it is only the gearbox settings that reset. Engine fuelling, steering, aircon, stop/start are all still in Eco mode - the only item which is not is the DSG gearbox. Has to be a bug. I had a mk7 R before and this was not the case in that car, so this is only in the new one - it is the DSG wet 7 speed for reference.
For this car, on the highway, the savings are very significant. Around 20% over a long journey and when in medium traffic it just makes for easier driving.
To answer another question on downhill engine-braking. It will remain in 'coast' or 'sailing' mode until you touch the brake. Just the smallest tap is sufficient and the coast mode will disengage and will not re-engage until the throttle is pressed and released again.
Another note, that 'coast' will not engage at all if the car is travelling over 120kph
Actually my MK7 R does the same thing. When switching to Race mode the gearbox goes to S. When restarting the vehicle it is still in Race mode and the gearbox is in D.
Using Eco on a R will mean VW will come to take it away :p
Seriously though I’ve tried eco a few times and works exactly the same. Upon restart it is no longer in E mode.
All Mercedes I’ve had do exactly the same thing, but with a slight twist. When our AMG has done what it was made to do in Super Sport Plus mode aka fast and very loud
and leave it for the day then the next time is is in normal mode. But if you restart within an hour or so it remains in the selected mode.
My theory is that this is a safety precaution linked to the possibility of another driver entering the car and not being presented with a weird mode or perhaps better put a mode that isn’t the norm.
Just think about it, if you enabled the coasting but weren’t aware that you did and you don’t get engine breaking that would a WTF moment with possibly some brown pants. Or at the other end like in our AMG when you just breathe on the throttle you get launched into outer space.