Other than the ride you do need to drive a little more aggressively to show the difference, and the steering is more noticeable at speed. Just driving in the city in traffic it isn't much different. The exhaust sound inside is a little louder also. In track mode there is a pretty big change in everything.
I have a 2.0T lux with no MRC (I long terribly for it).
So while my ride doesn't change of course since I don't have an adjustable suspension, its only steering and shifting. My steering definitely weights up immediately from tour mode. As for the transmission, per the manual it has what is called "performance shift" which is only activated when you begin driving more aggressively in sport mode. I've only noticed it in heavy throttle applications as it will hold gears longer especially if you go full or heavy part throttle and then let off.