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The sixth generation 3 series, chassis code F30. 2013 model year 328i and 335i sedans now in production. Read the F30 frequently asked question thread for all your basic question and dive into all the details in the ultimate F30 information thread.

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Old 04-21-2012, 12:01 PM
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Driving Dynamics Control for 328i 6MT

By changing only throttle response and steering effort, do the various Driving Dynamics modes really change the driving experience in a 6MT?
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Old 04-21-2012, 12:10 PM
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of course, the throttle respnose is very noticeable
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Old 04-21-2012, 01:51 PM
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The steering tightens up noticeably as well, but, even on the Sport Line I tried, it is still incredibly light IMO.
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Old 04-21-2012, 02:14 PM
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I was thinking I would save $500 and get the MT (over the Sport AT 8 + paddles) and possibly add the dynamic suspension...
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Absolutely get the suspension option, I liked it on the test 328i that I drove.

BMW's thesedays come with pretty mediocre standard spec equipment in my opinion.
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im a big fan of the passive sport suspension
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Old 04-22-2012, 10:52 PM
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I was thinking I would save $500 and get the MT (over the Sport AT 8 + paddles) and possibly add the dynamic suspension...
If you enjoy a manual that is an excellent choice.
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Old 04-23-2012, 06:44 AM
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Do you guys know how much the dynamic suspension changes the ride? Also, can I set how tight I want the ride in each mode via iDrive?
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Do you guys know how much the dynamic suspension changes the ride? Also, can I set how tight I want the ride in each mode via iDrive?
It is a noticeable change when you put the car into sport. There is a configuration option in iDrive but it is on/off for the suspension. Basically there is no real configuration options.

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Old 04-23-2012, 01:11 PM
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Tim,

When you turn the dynamic suspension to off in iDrive, how does it compare to the fixed sport suspension? I'm wondering if I can get a relatively tight feel even in comfort/eco, tighter than the Luxury/Modern lines which I found to be a bit too loose. Without any real customizability I'm not sure then $900 is worth it...
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The Adaptive M suspension is stiffer then the sport suspension and provides a better ride as the dampers are always adjusting. When you put it into sport the way they adjust is simply more aggressive. Unfortunately you can only turn the more aggressive damping on in sport mode.
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