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Old 12-01-2012, 07:42 PM
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In 2011, the sport package consisted of an upgrade from 18" to 19" wheels (and wider rear tires), the multicontour seats and the thicker sport steering wheel. It included no suspension upgrades. It, or the MSport package, were a prerequisite to ordering the Sport Automatic Transmission. It was also a prerequisite for ordering the Dynamic Handling Package, which consisted of Active Dampers (Dynamic Damping Control) and active anti-roll bars (Active Roll Stabilization).

The MSport package also included the multicontour seats but added MSport specific wheels (same size as the sport), the MSport steering wheel (thicker than the sport), the body enhancements, a bunch of //M Logos as well as including Dynamic Handling Package.

In 2012, things got a bit different. The Dynamic Handling Package went away. Both the Sport and MSport package gained active damping as standard (DDC). ARS became a stand alone option available on either package.

For 2013, BMW started smoking the good stuff. Sport package is now gone. MSport continues with the wheels, steering wheel, body enhancements and //M logos, however it no longer includes the multicontour seats. Those are available separately or in a package. For the first time, there is an actual suspension upgrade bundled with the package. No one is sure what the change is, but it is all steel - no active dampers or active anti-roll bars. However, DDC is available as a stand alone option, or the DHP returns, again bundling DDC and ARS.

Confused yet?

Oh, by the way, on xDrive, both Sport and MSport packages have the same wheel sizes front and rear vs. the RWD version which has 1" wider rear wheels.
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