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The Electronic Control Type (ECT) button is a feature of the Automatic
transmission models and should effectively be
considered to be a "Sports Mode" button!
When pressed "on", it moves the pre-programmed
gear change point up a few hundred RPM - which
allows the engine to rev a little bit harder
before shifting up to the next gear.
Whilst it does not increase engine power, it
does create slightly better acceleration at the
top end of the rev range for conditions such as
overtaking, driving up hills and the like - at
the cost of decreased fuel consumption.
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