Originally Posted by bimmerjph
DSC will not address the floaty boat feeling you described.
You said your previous cars were RWD. That is the most influential factor, because the x-drive has a higher ride height. This means it has a higher center of gravity, this causes it to lean more in the corners. Of course the F30's suspension is noticeably softer than its predecessors too. I still find it interesting that you consider you E60 as handling better.
I agree, awd has its issues, including nose going up when you start moving. E60 was my 1st bmw. I had an older g35x before that, which i still think had awesome handling, but noise and ride quality were just too much. E60 got me hooked on BMWs, and e90 base felt almost perfect. Still trying to get used to F30. If i lease another bmw after this one, i will definately get the adaptive suspension option.
E60 was a great car, but felt a little too big at times. F30 also feels too big. But base e60 had a much better, somewhat stiffer suspension and great steering