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Old 09-20-2012, 09:53 AM
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Originally Posted by EugeneM View Post
Sure it does.

Take a look at this article:

http://www.whyhighend.com/air-suspension.html

"Ride Quality The ride quality is extremely smooth when compared to conventional springs as compressed air is used to absorb irregularites on the road. This is perfect for providing a soft and comfortable ride for passengers but by adjusting the air pressure the suspension can be stiffened for a sport setting."

The ride quality with the air suspension is much better than that without.
I agree with this.

The only problem is that there are only airbags in the rear. I suppose the heavier diesel upfront may load the springs just enough to take some jitteryness away from the front (assuming there isn't a different set of springs for each engine).

Either way, I'm more then happy with the ride in my 3 row X5d especially in terms of the comfort vs handling trade off. I'm sure I would love AD, but I love ~$3k too.

Jay
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