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Old 11-17-2012, 11:03 AM
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Originally Posted by billyk View Post

Looking to get a X5d and I have a few questions about the Sport Active Package

1. is there any cosmetic change besides the wheels and shadow trim?

2. why does the BMW site says "Sport suspension deleted"? x5d comes with sport suspension in stock form?

Not sure it is worth it, but I read that most forum members like the adaptive drive.
can this adaptive drive be ordered separately?

In addition to the shadow trim, you also get the wider fender flares that come on the M-series trucks. The only difference is that the non-M's aren't color-matched paint but rather are the same plastic-looking trim that are on all the non-M X's. As others have pointed out, the headliner and seats are an upgrade. I think there is also a slightly difference steering wheel as well (thicker leather and a few differences). You can also add the 214 20" wheels with the Sport which really makes the truck's looks SO much more aggressive (big fat butt...LOL) and I probably would not buy the Sport option without the 20" wheels/tires myself.

Here is an identical thread on a sister forum...

I read that BMW deleted the "sport suspension" use to come on because it was simply WAY TOO STIFF for 99% of the buyers. Here are two threads showing those different options...

...or post #18 here...

I could not find the actual review where these details show up so here is a link to another X6 review with comments about how stiff the non-sport suspension already is...

That was NOT AD but rather was a stiffer suspension. As others pointed out, AD was a different option that has been a common feature on the 7-series cars for a long time now. It was offered temporarily on the X-series for free for a short time as others have pointed out. As others have pointed out, there is almost a "cult" on AD (and HUD) options. Like most, I did not feel either was worth the price but here is a video on AD for educational purposed...!

'12 X5d Sapphire/Black/Bamboo, Sport (ZAP), Premium (ZPP) & Premium Sound(ZPS) packages: 20" 214's, OEM Hitch

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