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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 03-30-2014, 10:05 PM
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Dynamic Damper Control

I am ordering 2014 X5 Diesel.
my friend suggested on Dynamic Damper Control + rear axle air suspension which cost $1500
since the 2014 x5 already have eco, comfort, and sport mode already.
will spending this extra $1500 make any difference?
please give me some suggestions
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Old 03-30-2014, 11:43 PM
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I have this set up with 3rd row seating and adaptive comfort suspension.

Comfort setting is great with good damping of bumps in road etc, use it 90% of the time, switching to sport gives firmer steering and damping, and improved throttle and gearbox response, and the car really changes character. A really good combination. I think the sport handling over the non adaptive standard suspension is improved a lot, probably by the damping control.
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Old 03-31-2014, 09:21 AM
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I also have the DDC + Rear axle option. When going sport, it does firm up the suspension. But from BMW's suspension graph, the real benefit is that in any of the modes it's a more comfortable ride. Important to me because I wanted the most comfortable ride possible (our family vehicle driven primarily by my wife) as well as the 20" wheel option.
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Old 03-31-2014, 10:02 AM
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I would also consider the Dynamic Handling package as well.. http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/sho...d.php?t=723357
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Old 03-31-2014, 11:41 AM
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Thank you for your answers. so i guess DCC will not provide Sport +, but gives a more comfort. Dynamic handling package is good my its too expensive since i am only keeping the car for about 4 years.
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Old 04-01-2014, 08:08 AM
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Just got my Canadian spec'd X5 35d M-line. It has M adaptive suspension (02VF) and dynamic adaptive suspension package (02VP). I get Sport + and DDC. Snowed in so no chance to test yet.
Looking forward to summer.
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Old 04-01-2014, 09:01 AM
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Snowed in so no chance to test yet.
Looking forward to summer.
you could do some snow donuts (vs. snow angels)
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Old 04-01-2014, 02:04 PM
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you could do some snow donuts (vs. snow angels)
I have 20" summer performance tires (snuck the car home between storms - the winters are being couriered in tomorrow). Don't even think I could get out of the driveway!
Donuts are defintitely on the agenda for tomorrow.
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Old 04-01-2014, 02:05 PM
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Oops - duplicate - sorry

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you could do some snow donuts (vs. snow angels)
I have 20" summer performance tires (snuck the car home between storms - the winters are being couriered in tomorrow).
Don't even think I could get out of the driveway! Donuts are defintitely on the agenda for tomorrow.
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Old 04-04-2014, 01:48 PM
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I am buying an X5 and will keep it up to 8 years or so. I also wonder if the cost of the rear air suspension is worth the it? I am hearing $2000 for the rear axle (2 wheels) every 4 or 5 years. That could mean $4000 in repairs for the suspension alone prior to trade in. I plan on getting an M sport with 19" wheels/tires and favor a smooth comfortable ride.

Does the regular sprung X5 M sport in comfort mode with 19s give nearly as comfortable ride as an M sport with adaptive M suspension in comfort mode with 19s?
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