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Old 08-28-2012, 10:27 AM
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Found this thread from last year:
Bottom line is that they don't even put Sport Suspension on them in the US because of our shoddy roads!?, and the M Sport Pkg would normally include that, but it's deleted for all cars made for delivery here. The only way to get a true sport-like suspension is to get the DHP.

The SAP does not have a sport suspension-it only has a sport transmission and the sport seats and steering wheel with shift paddles. It's a Sport Activity Package with features to make it feel more sport-like, but not a Sport Performance Package like they used to do on other models that installs a sport suspension.

The M-Sport package adds Dynamic Damper Control and Performance Control (i.e. the ability to set the driving mode from Comfort to Sport to Sport+). Adding Dynamic Handling on top of that further adds only Variable Sport Steering (the steering gets tighter in sport modes) to the M-sport package.

If you add DHP to the SAP you are adding Dynamic Damper Control, Performance Control and Variable Steering altogether.

Essentially what you are paying an extra $1100 or so dollars for by getting the M-Sport with DHP is the different front end body style vs. what the price would be with the SAP with DHP. Same cars as far as performance goes, different front ends and trim colors.

Without the DHP on the SAP you are just getting standard performance and suspension but with sport transmission, sport seats and paddle shifters.
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