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Haven't kept up with what they are doing with the seats this year so I can't help you out there. But, there is no "sport" suspension with the xi. There is a "sport package" but it consists of the steering wheel, the sport seats (which rock) and a different wheel choice of the same size. The xi suspension is specific to the xi and from those who spent time driving all three types before buying was apparently between the normal 330i suspension and 330i sport suspension in stiffness. Slightly stiffer than normal but less stiff than the sport. Later they changed to give all the 330's the sport suspension (except the xi) so I guess you'd have to drive a regular 325 these days to compare. Of course they also did the ridiculous ride height adjustment of .67" for apparently no reason but we don't need to go there.

I think I got that right but there are a few more tenured posters who might flesh out the specifics.

Car and Driver was misinformed, not a first, about the suspension for the xi. In their test it was also handicapped by the standard tire size and choice, which is lame, 50 series all seasons ... please. Swap those out if you want some more grip in the summer.
 
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