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Old 09-29-2012, 09:20 AM
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Originally Posted by HIRISC View Post
^^ this.

I have the M Sport Package (337) - which includes the self leveling (air/rear) suspension (220). Has no impact on ride comfort (bump comfort). It's a load thing.

This, directly from the owner's manual:

Again, I don't like pointing things out in BMW's literature because I don't need a manual to tell me what my A** is feeling. Those "spring motions" the manual is referring to is what I absolutely hated about the regular suspension, especially with the 20" wheels. I found it to be absolutely intolerable around my NYC neighborhood. I take my car off-road almost daily and I can tell you that the Self Leveling suspension is a lot more comfortable than the Standard fare.

The ride also feels more sporty and lighter. I'm guessing that's why it is standard with the M-Sport Package. Also, in the 2012 and on, Self Leveling is the standard suspension with M-Sport. Unlike the 2011 and prior which had Adaptive Drive with M-sport.
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Last edited by z51vette; 09-29-2012 at 07:34 PM.
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