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X5 F15 (2014 - Current)
The all new F15 BMW X5 started production August 2013 as a 2014 model year. The new X5 arrives in sDrive35i (RWD), xDrive35i, xDrive50i and a diesel xDrive 35d.

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Old 09-21-2013, 04:58 PM
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Dynamic Handling Package

Does anyone one know what this package brings to the table? For example I can't imagine having my F30 without DHP. For me it makes all the difference in the world when it comes to driving experience. People that didn't check this option in the luxury and the X-drive F30s are literally kicking themselves right now and hating life.

Even though this X5 I am planning to get to replace our current one will be primarily driven by my wife and daughter, I don't want it to totally be an SUV with the feel of an MDX or worse.
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Old 09-29-2013, 10:29 AM
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DHP is gonna be the same as your DHP on the F30. The intended purpose is to make a crossover stiffer than normal. So....the ultimate crossover combo would be
1)DHP
2) Active torque option

And you got a car that looks like a crossover but handles like its on rails or floating on top of the road at a press of a switch.

if the main person(s) are not enthusiastic drivers then hint, I would pocket that money and spend it on say other creature comforts, such as: B&O Active Driving assistant (traffic control mode) and etc.
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DHP is gonna be the same as your DHP on the F30. The intended purpose is to make a crossover stiffer than normal. So....the ultimate crossover combo would be
1)DHP
2) Active torque option
The dynamic handling package is not the same as the one on the F30. It includes dynamic performance control which is what you're referring to as an active torque option. There is no way I would buy an F15 without DHP, it would be like buying an E70 without adaptive drive.
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Old 10-03-2013, 08:38 AM
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so when you get this you don't have to get the dynamic damper control + real axle air suspension correct?
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Correct, the package includes it.
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What's the difference between M sport and m sport + DHP ?

Seems like there maybe some overlap?
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What's the difference between M sport and m sport + DHP ?

Seems like there maybe some overlap?
That is a good question also. In the F30 M sport is only cosmetic, (unless you opt for the M-sport suspension upgrade which is installed when the car reaches the US). I would imagine the M sport here is the same, just cosmetic/different look

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The dynamic handling package is not the same as the one on the F30. It includes dynamic performance control which is what you're referring to as an active torque option. There is no way I would buy an F15 without DHP, it would be like buying an E70 without adaptive drive.
I am still not decided if I am going to order this package, currently I don't have the adaptive drive on my X5. This SUV is going to be driven around town mainly by my wife and daughter, should I spend that type of money for an option that will be rarely noticed, and only by me?

The DHP on my F30 was a must because I drive this car day in and day out, not so with the X5.
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I was told by the salesman to leave it off as the Sport Mode did most of the same things. He said they sold very few and was a way to save $1400. I'm not sure what to do after reading these comments. Ordering a 2015 35i.
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That is a good question also. In the F30 M sport is only cosmetic, (unless you opt for the M-sport suspension upgrade which is installed when the car reaches the US). I would imagine the M sport here is the same, just cosmetic/different look



I am still not decided if I am going to order this package, currently I don't have the adaptive drive on my X5. This SUV is going to be driven around town mainly by my wife and daughter, should I spend that type of money for an option that will be rarely noticed, and only by me?

The DHP on my F30 was a must because I drive this car day in and day out, not so with the X5.
I think he was talking about what is the difference between Msport suspension and DHP
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I was told by the salesman to leave it off as the Sport Mode did most of the same things. He said they sold very few and was a way to save $1400. I'm not sure what to do after reading these comments. Ordering a 2015 35i.
Just so you know the sales person is not as knowledgeable about your car as they should be. I would do your research extensively and based upon your criteria build the X5 YOU want... Not what the sales person think you should get.
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I was told by the salesman to leave it off as the Sport Mode did most of the same things. He said they sold very few and was a way to save $1400. I'm not sure what to do after reading these comments. Ordering a 2015 35i.
Dealer probably also told you he's taking a hit in profit by allowing you to breath in the showroom

Sport mode will change what's available. If you don't have an active suspension which DHP brings to the table, how is sport mode going to act upon it?

Similar to the 5 I believe their are three suspension packages.

Base steel sprung (depending on your particular version)
Msport (sportier steel)
Dhp (active)

But Got to double check realoem
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I got DHP on my new F15, and to take the sting off the $4000+ price tag, I chose not to get the Premium Package. Because this is my first truck (coming from a long line of coupes and sedans), I was really concerned about stability and body roll. I don't regret that decision one bit.
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Mike Miller did a great write up on suspension and "tuning" differences in the January edition of Roundel.
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Does DHP give the Torque Vectoring as well?? I am reading it does on another forum...
Can someone who has it confirm?
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Does DHP give the Torque Vectoring as well?? I am reading it does on another forum...
Can someone who has it confirm?
Torque vectoring is Dynamic Performance Control, which is included in the Dynamic Handling Package.
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Cool. Thank you!
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