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Dear iX enthusiasts,

Like most of us I am coming from ICE background and coasting is something I very much prefer and is my idea of efficient driving. When I test drove the iX yesterday, as I was driving it felt a bit jerky hence I switched to Adaptive Recuperation mode (or at least I believe that I did), however I didn't feel that it improved thing much. Now it is possible that I had accidentally put the car in 'B' mode as opposed to 'D'.

The question to those who own iX / have been driving it for a while is, is it really that jerky (to the extent that I got nauseous) and it doesn't coast at all unless I keep my foot on accelerator OR I did do something wrong / selected wrong setting.

P.S.: I loved the car and have put down my order anyway :) but this is something has been on my mind since hence asking to those who have been using it to get real world feedback.

Thanks a ton in advance.
 

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Dear iX enthusiasts,

Like most of us I am coming from ICE background and coasting is something I very much prefer and is my idea of efficient driving. When I test drove the iX yesterday, as I was driving it felt a bit jerky hence I switched to Adaptive Recuperation mode (or at least I believe that I did), however I didn't feel that it improved thing much. Now it is possible that I had accidentally put the car in 'B' mode as opposed to 'D'.

The question to those who own iX / have been driving it for a while is, is it really that jerky (to the extent that I got nauseous) and it doesn't coast at all unless I keep my foot on accelerator OR I did do something wrong / selected wrong setting.

P.S.: I loved the car and have put down my order anyway :) but this is something has been on my mind since hence asking to those who have been using it to get real world feedback.

Thanks a ton in advance.
I drive with D and medium or max regen but I've had EV's for seven years

You just need to vary your foot on the accelerator to slow down not just lift off doesn't take long to learn
I found D with adaptive coasted too much and you end up needing the brakes coming onto roundabouts and the like but in a lot of traffic it works better
Many on here drive with adaptive but I live with 15% hills and you end up braking not what effecient driving is all about

40 or 50 they drive the same all my test drives were in the 40 - BTW make sure you get surround cameras a godsend
 

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Thanks @ICS_UK That is exactly I was thinking and you just confirmed that I have to train myself for a different style of driving 😁, many thanks for your suggestion.
I have gone for iX 40 MSports which nowadays in UK comes with surround cameras as part of package. I have that system on my X5 at the moment and agree that they are godsend.
 

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Hi. I now drive in B mode pretty much 100% of the time and after 3 months have it down to a fine art rarely having to actually brake unless something happens.

I found the adaptive regen very clever in principle but decided I preferred the predictability of the B mode.

my family do still complain of feeling a bit sick sometimes which I think is because they aren’t used yet to the way it can speed up and slow down pretty quickly especially when they aren’t in control.
 

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B mode( I believe, my iX will be here in the fall) is 1 pedal driving, step off the gas the car will regen to a stop if the road does not force you to use the brakes. D in my limited usage just coasts and you get minimal regen. If you want up your range, you need as much regen as possible. I expect to be a 1 pedal driver of this car.
 

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from my experience in the first 3000 miles, sickness of the passengers can be controlled by the drivers sensitivity with depressing the throttle. One can do it very softly and nobody even notices that the car is decelerating. Approaching those many 4 way stop intersections in our area B mode seems to me the best and smoothest way since the car was invented.
 

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B mode( I believe, my iX will be here in the fall) is 1 pedal driving, step off the gas the car will regen to a stop if the road does not force you to use the brakes. D in my limited usage just coasts and you get minimal regen. If you want up your range, you need as much regen as possible. I expect to be a 1 pedal driver of this car.
My understanding is that coasting is more efficient than braking - which kind of stands to reason if you think about it: energy loss in charging battery on re-gen. My experience is that I get a lot of regen in D (the re-gen indicator is showing significant re-gen down to pretty much zero mph).
 
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