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Old 08-18-2011, 11:00 PM
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Originally Posted by jondoc72 View Post
Originally Posted by pkempa21
Do the 2012's come with the Adaptive Drive feature? It was included with the M sport package, but it is not listed with it anymore. Maybe it is standard now?:
driving dynamics control with ECO pro is standard

active roll stabilization 2,500.00

if you get both you have then the adaptative drive
Adaptive Drive was listed in 2011 brochure as consisting of:
- Active Roll Stabilization (ARS) (option 229)
- Dynamic Damper Control (DDC) (option 223 - listed as Electronic Damping Control)
These are both automatic functions that adapt to conditions:
ARS twists special twopiece anti-roll bars to generate stronger resistance to body roll, keeping the vehicle more level and providing maximum stability and agility. DDC, on the other hand, instantly adjusts shock absorbers from the softest to the firmest settings. The result is exceptional ride comfort and fluid handling at all times during changes in vehicle speed, load or road and driving conditions.
The brochure also listed Driving Dynamic Control that gave you user adjustable settings: COMFORT, NORMAL, SPORT and SPORT+.
Not sure the option code but there was a 2VA (Adaptive Drive) that came with ZDH. (Note, 2VA did not come with ZDH on 528i).
AFAIK the user adjustable suspension settings only came with ZDH, so wonder if this was the same thing.
Also 2TB Sport Auto Transmission included settings for COMFORT, NORMAL, SPORT (but no SPORT+)

AFAIK, for 2011
- 2TB Sport Auto modulated: throttle response, shift behavior and steering response
- 2VA Adaptive Drive: modulated chassis firmness
- If you had both, you still had on set of controls and they changed together

For 2012, the options list 4U2 - Driving Dynamics Control with ECO pro standard (as stated above)
But there is still 2VA Adaptive Drive listed as included with ARS.

So, questions for 2012 models are:
- I assume some user settings are standard now with Driving Dynamic Control +ECO, but which ones (throttle response, shift behavior)?
- Does 2TB Sport Auto add anything in the way of new setting or bring other factors under user control (steering response)?
- Is 2VA (only available with ARS) the only way you get chassis / handling adjustments?

Last edited by pcbrew; 09-05-2011 at 10:51 AM. Reason: Corrected DDC option code
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