Originally Posted by cfm56d7b
When 2013 BMW 335i xDrive is ordered with ZSL Sport Line package, 704 Sport Suspension will be deleted from the build.
Does anyone know what suspension capabilities are removed when 704 Sport Suspension is removed from the build? What suspension capabilities - other than anything traction related - are added by the virtue of the vehicle being 335i xDrive?
I understand the ride height is not lowered by 10mm and xDrive equipped 335i weighs more (200 lbs).
My dealer could not explain the differences in detail (from an engineer's perspective) and requested more details from BMW AG.
Since you live in OC, there really is no reason for choosing AWD.
If you go skiing a lot and will be driving on very hilly and snow covered roads, then I can see needing AWD. However, even then if you had a set of snow or winter performance wheel/tire set you could just swap those on for the times when you go skiing. That way you'll have the best handling offered by RWD and traction with the snow/winter performance tires.
AWD has great advantage in snow and hilly snow covered terrain, but you lose some handling compared to RWD.