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Old 11-18-2012, 11:06 AM
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Originally Posted by Wolfex View Post
IMHO it made the steering way too light. So I got one without it.
I don't think Servotronic makes it lighter. If any, I think it's the EPS makes it lighter.

Based on BMW's description of Servotronic:

Servotronic: vehicle-speed-sensitive power steering adjusts the amount
of steering support based on your current speed not engine speed.
It offers more assistance at lower speeds, such as when parking, and
decreases assistance at higher speeds for more stability and control.

Which means when you are driving slow, the steering wheel is supposed to be light. It gets heavier when you are at speed, and that's when you want more "feel" or "heft".

I think this makes a lot of sense than RPM-sensitive steering assist. I've tried X1 35 (with Servotronic standard), and it's still much heavier than the F30 328.
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