Except there's turbo lag. So when sitting at 1500 RPM and not upshifting, the torque curve is long and then steep. That's what I'm trying to get around by having the car downshift more readily. Like I said, pulling the left paddle is fine, and it works. I just want the car to be generally more responsive in dynamic mode. That's all.Supposedly the system adapts to your throttle habits. I was also told that this adaptation can be reset (along with a bunch of other things) by disconnecting the battery temporarily. I do not know for certain that either of these things are true.
If you need more power in a situation just swat the left paddle once or twice, preferably 1-2 seconds before you tap into the power.
Fuel economy is best at the lowest RPM that makes the necessary power. Full throttle at 2000RPM is more efficient than 1/2 throttle at 3000RPM (guestimating that those are about the same amount of power). It is easy to confuse noise with performance.