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Old 01-16-2013, 09:57 AM
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Originally Posted by bmguy View Post
Just went to BMW website and it in fact specialty says steering tightens! I don't think I'm wrong on this, maybe a difference in features in the cars? I'm fully loaded except soft close doors

Text below from the following web link...

Driving Experience Control.
How would you like to drive today? Driving Experience Control, fitted as standard, makes the difference. Adapt your BMW 5 Series Sedan to meet your needs or those of your passengers.
A touch of the Driving Experience Control next to the gearshift lever changes the level of driving pleasure from COMFORT to SPORT: the engine responds more spontaneously to the accelerator and the eight-speed transmission Steptronic lets the engine rev high before quickly changing up a gear. At the same time the steering and chassis tighten. Touch the paddle again to enter the SPORT + mode where the Dynamic Stability Control allows controlled drifting to the limit.

The currently active mode is permanently displayed underneath the speedometer, and in the SPORT mode the drive train and chassis settings can be quickly and individually configured using the iDrive Controller for dynamic driving on badly surfaced roads for example.

The COMFORT+ mode is available with Dynamic Damping Control which provides both the driver and passengers with maximum comfort on longer journeys.
And that is true for non-xi vehicles that use electronic steering. Not the xi which uses hydraulic. If I remember correctly their is something that changes the amount of pressure needed on the steering wheel depending on speed (you need more help in a parking lot then at 120MPH) but it does not have anything to do with the Sport/Comfort settings. At least not on the xi. Sorry to disappoint.

2015 M3 - Mineral White, Sonoma, Exec, LED, Adaptive Suspension, HK, 19" Light Alloy, 6MT ED 7/7/15 - Adrian

2013 535i - Space Grey, Biege, M-SPort, Premium, Tech, Cold Weather, Luxury Seating, PDC, 6MT ED-10/11/2012 - PCD - Greg Poland
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