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Economy vs Sport

We all know that as regards to 2012 C Class one cannot keep the driving mode in 'Sport' position permanently because it defaults to Economy whenever the vehicle is shut off then restarted.

So I'm wondering, is it 'safe' to shift from E to S whilst the car is moving at speed? I'm sure the manual says no, but then again the manual does not 'tell all'. If the answer is 'no' what might the likely consequences be in doing so?

Thanks for your input.
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No problem to change between the modes while driving. The manual may say "no" because you might get some rear wheel slip on an icy road with summer tyres if you change mode and the transmission shifts gear which is perhaps why the manual is conservative (but that would not be much worse than changing gear with the same mode).
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