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Old 01-10-2013, 02:17 PM
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Suspension w/ and w/o DDC and M-Sport suspension w/ and w/o DDC

Can someone tell me for sure the actual parts that are or aren't different between these 4 suspension setups? Thanks.
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For MY13, you can't get M Sport Suspension with DDC. It's one or the other. Here's the breakdown.

M Sport Package comes with M Sport Suspension - Stiffer Springs and non adjustable by the user.

M Sport Package add $1000 DDC - Adjustable Dampers added to Standard Springs that allow the user to adjust suspension from soft to firm at any given moment.

Without M Sport Package or DDC gives you the Regular Suspension - Standard Springs and non adjustable by the user.
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For MY13, you can't get M Sport Suspension with DDC. It's one or the other. Here's the breakdown.

M Sport Package comes with M Sport Suspension - Stiffer Springs and non adjustable by the user.

M Sport Package add $1000 DDC - Adjustable Dampers added to Standard Springs that allow the user to adjust suspension from soft to firm at any given moment.

Without M Sport Package or DDC gives you the Regular Suspension - Standard Springs and non adjustable by the user.
Thanks for the input. I ordered mine (getting it this weekend) as Msport with DDC. I convinced myself that it would be the best of both worlds setup. But when someone else shopping for a 535i this week asked me about it, I had to say that I never was sure about the suspension setups. I had read many times that the Msport package for 2013 was purely cosmetic.
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Old 01-10-2013, 10:38 PM
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I had read many times that the Msport package for 2013 was purely cosmetic.
In a sense that is correct compared to MY11 and MY12. In MY11, the M Sport Package included ARS (Anti Roll Stabilization) & DDC. For MY12, it only included DDC. For MY13, aside from removing DDC, they removed the multi contour seats from the M Sport Package for the 535. Now, the M Sport Package only includes M Sport Suspension. DDC is a standalone option or can be bundled with the Dynamic Handling Package with ARS at $3500. Thus, it really became just an exterior cosmetic package aside from the M Suspension. BMW NA likes to shuffle around options/packages with each subsequent model year to make things more confusing for the consumer.
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Old 01-11-2013, 10:51 AM
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I opted not to get DDC as I was pretty happy with full time sport suspension.
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