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Old 06-02-2013, 07:46 PM
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IS the M Sport Package worth it?

In the early stages of picking up a CPO 535i 2011/2012. I can't help but be drawn to the M Sport Package and wanted to get some feedback from the forum about their opinion on if the M Sport Package is worth it?

IMO, I think it adds to the already amazing aesthetics of the car, but I'm finding very limited inventory of the Jet Black/Black interior with M Sport Package available and would have a lot more options if I didn't focus on that option.

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Old 06-02-2013, 07:51 PM
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I like it. However it is just aesthetic. Black on black is classic for any German car.
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Old 06-02-2013, 08:07 PM
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I like it. However it is just aesthetic. Black on black is classic for any German car.
+1. I wouldn't trade the black sapphire/black sport package look on my 550, especially now that it is unavailable. I think the m-sport package looks great on certain colors, space gray is one of my favorites. It's all personal preference.
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Old 06-02-2013, 11:22 PM
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Old 06-03-2013, 12:35 AM
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Old 06-03-2013, 03:05 AM
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It's one of those things that's either a must, or a pass. I personally am always drawn to the contrast of conservative/understated Cars with a tastefully applied sporty/aggressive body "kit". Therefore, for me it's a must. However, some don't care, or don't even notice the difference, and in that case, it's a waste of money.

On 2013 cars, however, you now have a fundamental difference in drive, ride and handling. The M Sport suspension is only available on the 535i (and 528i?) M Sport cars and is the tightest, lowest suspension you'll get in a non-M5 F10. The Active Suspension which comes standard on other years and current 550i's is much softer and sits a bit higher (this is all pertaining to RWD cars). So it depends on the type of ride you want: Fixed sportier suspension or an Active suspension with a softer ride and more options to change behaviors.
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Old 06-03-2013, 04:37 AM
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...The M Sport suspension is only available on the 535i (and 528i?) M Sport cars and is the tightest, lowest suspension you'll get in a non-M5 F10. .....
According to the BMW USA website, the 550i M sport has the M Sport Suspension. You can see it listed under packages.
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Old 06-03-2013, 04:41 AM
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Maybe I'm confusing it with what I recently read about the LCI 550i.... I think someone said you can't get that with the passive M Sport suspension?
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Old 06-03-2013, 05:42 AM
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It was a must for me. I really wasn't thrilled with the look of the non-M F10's when I was shopping. The M-package really made the car look aggressive IMO. I knew it was one of those things that if I didn't get it, every time I saw an M-package car on the road I would be kicking myself.
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Old 06-03-2013, 06:38 AM
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IS the M Sport Package worth it?

I really like the look of the M Sport aerodynamics on the front and rear but did not want to pay for the full package on an used car so I bought the base model and retrofit the standard front and rear bumpers. My total cost for the retrofit came out to be less than $2,200 including painting and labor, which is admittedly more expensive than I thought it would be.


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Old 06-03-2013, 06:39 AM
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Old 06-03-2013, 07:03 AM
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"Worth it" is really only something you can decide since it's aesthetics.

If you were to ask, is getting the 535 "worth it" over the 528, or is paying extra for a car with top down cameras "worth it," you would be getting more meaningful feedback.
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Old 06-03-2013, 07:40 AM
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IMO "Worth It"

As has been said here; it a must if you want the sporty aggressive look, and are willing to to pay the $3,850 (328 M Sport). For me it was worth it, topped off with the M Sport exclusive Estoril Blue paint, IMO it really stands out. I get LOTS of compliments on this color.
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Old 06-03-2013, 07:55 AM
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If there was no M package for the F10 i would of not gotten the car.
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Old 06-03-2013, 07:56 AM
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if there was no m package for the f10 i would of not gotten the car.
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Old 06-03-2013, 08:29 AM
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The content of the M-Sport package in 2011 was significantly more than the M-Sport package of today. Today's M-Sport is primarily appearance in nature and you pay extra for things included in 2011. Content was reduced in 2012 model year and again in 2013.
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Old 06-03-2013, 09:02 AM
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Just to make sure here is what is included for 2012 5 Series:


ZMP M Sport Package - $4,800
Driver selectable responsive suspensionfeatures: electronic-control; M steering wheel; Shadowline exterior trim; Increased top speed limiter; Aerodynamic kit; Anthracite headliner; Front alloy wheels: 18"x 8.0", rear alloy wheels: 18"x 9.0"; Front summer tires 245/45/ includes: run-flat, rear summer tires 275/40/ includes: run-flat; Double-spoke wheels (style 350M); Includes: [456] Multi-Contour Seats; Requires: [LC] Leather Dakota And [4B5] Light Wood Trim; Or [4B9] Aluminum Trim; Or [4CE] Anthracite Wood Trim; Or [4MR] Aluminum Hexagon Interior Trim; If: [4B5] Light Wood Trim; Discount 0.00: If: [4B9] Aluminum Trim And Not; [4B5] Light Wood Trim; Or [4CE] Anthracite Wood Trim; Or [4MR] Aluminum Hexagon Interior Trim; Discount 0.00: If: [4CE] Anthracite Wood Trim And Not; [4B5] Light Wood Trim; Or [4B9] Aluminum Trim; Or [4MR] Aluminum Hexagon Interior Trim; Discount 0.00: If: [4MR] Aluminum Hexagon Interior Trim And Not; [4B5] Light Wood Trim; Or [4B9] Aluminum Trim; Or [4CE] Anthracite Wood Trim; Discount 0.00: Excludes: [ZSP] Sport Package

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ZSP Sport Package - $3,600
Leather-trimmed, steering wheel; Shadowline exterior trim; Increased top speed limiter; Driver selectable responsive suspensionfeatures: electronic-control; Anthracite headliner; Front and rear alloy wheels: 18"x 8.0"; V-spoke wheels (style 328); Front and rear summer tires 245/45/ includes: run-flat; Includes: [456] Multi-Contour Seats; Requires: [LC] Leather Dakota; Excludes: [ZMP] M Sport Package

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Old 06-03-2013, 10:02 AM
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Old 06-03-2013, 11:00 AM
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Just to make sure here is what is included for 2012 5 Series:


ZMP M Sport Package - $4,800
Driver selectable responsive suspensionfeatures: electronic-control; M steering wheel; Shadowline exterior trim; Increased top speed limiter; Aerodynamic kit; Anthracite headliner; Front alloy wheels: 18"x 8.0", rear alloy wheels: 18"x 9.0"; Front summer tires 245/45/ includes: run-flat, rear summer tires 275/40/ includes: run-flat; Double-spoke wheels (style 350M); Includes: [456] Multi-Contour Seats; Requires: [LC] Leather Dakota And [4B5] Light Wood Trim; Or [4B9] Aluminum Trim; Or [4CE] Anthracite Wood Trim; Or [4MR] Aluminum Hexagon Interior Trim; If: [4B5] Light Wood Trim; Discount 0.00: If: [4B9] Aluminum Trim And Not; [4B5] Light Wood Trim; Or [4CE] Anthracite Wood Trim; Or [4MR] Aluminum Hexagon Interior Trim; Discount 0.00: If: [4CE] Anthracite Wood Trim And Not; [4B5] Light Wood Trim; Or [4B9] Aluminum Trim; Or [4MR] Aluminum Hexagon Interior Trim; Discount 0.00: If: [4MR] Aluminum Hexagon Interior Trim And Not; [4B5] Light Wood Trim; Or [4B9] Aluminum Trim; Or [4CE] Anthracite Wood Trim; Discount 0.00: Excludes: [ZSP] Sport Package

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ZSP Sport Package - $3,600
Leather-trimmed, steering wheel; Shadowline exterior trim; Increased top speed limiter; Driver selectable responsive suspensionfeatures: electronic-control; Anthracite headliner; Front and rear alloy wheels: 18"x 8.0"; V-spoke wheels (style 328); Front and rear summer tires 245/45/ includes: run-flat; Includes: [456] Multi-Contour Seats; Requires: [LC] Leather Dakota; Excludes: [ZMP] M Sport Package

Now I am less confused.
I would have to say that the most important differences between the normal sport and M-sport (to me) is the front end m-sport kit and the staggered wheels.
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Old 06-03-2013, 01:34 PM
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On 2013 cars, however, you now have a fundamental difference in drive, ride and handling. The M Sport suspension is only available on the 535i (and 528i?) M Sport cars and is the tightest, lowest suspension you'll get in a non-M5 F10. The Active Suspension which comes standard on other years and current 550i's is much softer and sits a bit higher (this is all pertaining to RWD cars). So it depends on the type of ride you want: Fixed sportier suspension or an Active suspension with a softer ride and more options to change behaviors.
All you said in this paragraph apply to 2013 only?
Suspension on 2011-2012 M is different from 2013 M's ?
Or all these differences in 2011-2012 are fixable by software?

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Old 06-03-2013, 01:36 PM
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The content of the M-Sport package in 2011 was significantly more than the M-Sport package of today. Today's M-Sport is primarily appearance in nature and you pay extra for things included in 2011. Content was reduced in 2012 model year and again in 2013.
This kinda conflicts with what K-A said. K-A said it is from 2013 when M has real differences
in ride and handling. Or did I mis-interpret it ?

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This kinda conflicts with what K-A said. K-A said it is from 2013 when M has real differences
in ride and handling. Or did I mis-interpret it ?

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In 2011, the Msport included the electronic dampers and body roll control and it was a $6500 package.

in 2012, it was mainly cosmetic but you got the comfort seats as part of the $4000 package.

In 2013, the Msport now has a passive sport suspension as part of the $2500+/- package.
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Old 06-03-2013, 07:19 PM
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In 2011, the Msport included the electronic dampers and body roll control and it was a $6500 package.
Which is why I went sport and not M-sport on my '11. $6500 just didn't feel 'priced right.' I wasn't surprised (but I was pissed) to see they lowered the package price in '12.


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