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      02-25-2013, 05:53 PM   #45
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Your profile does say xDrive tho Andy.
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      02-25-2013, 06:04 PM   #46
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Yeah forgot about that!! Cheers SS!
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      02-26-2013, 05:13 AM   #47
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To be honest Andy, I didn't look at your profile. I can see a slightly larger than typical gap at the top of your wheel arch. I don't think it looks bad, just different.
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      02-26-2013, 05:45 AM   #48
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I didn't notice the profile tag either, have to say though it does still look a lovely car just a bit closer to the clouds!
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      02-27-2013, 09:01 AM   #49
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I have had a reply from the BMW UK product team re adaptive suspension on the xdrive as follows:

"I can confirm that if M Sport Adaptive Suspension is added to an xDrive 3 Series the car is lower by 10mm compared to the standard suspension".

This seems clear enough.
BMW have made a mistake and sent a further email to say,

We have since found out that with Adaptive M Sport Suspension this is not lowered by 10mm on the xDrive model due to the way the xDrive system is packaged on this model, my apologies for the confusion.

So that's it
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      02-27-2013, 10:44 AM   #50
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Sounds like BMW don't have a clue either ............
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      02-27-2013, 10:46 AM   #51
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Sounds like BMW don't have a clue either ............
They say oh its a new model lol
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      02-27-2013, 10:57 AM   #52
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Let's face it, I took a 320i xDrive M Sport on 18" rims out for an extended test drive and it drove and handled like a dream. Press the Sport or Sport+ mode and enjoy. Roll on Friday afternoon...!
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      02-27-2013, 11:18 AM   #53
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Sounds like BMW don't have a clue either ............

BMW know what is what, just someone inside BMW reading the wrong information.

It has been clear for several months that the xDrive models are not lowered. It appears it is due to the front transmission. Possibly the way the drive shafts are optimised to run at the normal ride height.

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      02-27-2013, 11:38 AM   #54
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Let's face it, I took a 320i xDrive M Sport on 18" rims out for an extended test drive and it drove and handled like a dream. Press the Sport or Sport+ mode and enjoy. Roll on Friday afternoon...!
What's on Friday?

This thread shows how useful the forum is. Thanks.
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      02-27-2013, 12:11 PM   #55
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A little bit more ride height will let it go through even deeper snow thus making the Xdrive even more worthwhile !!
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      02-27-2013, 02:31 PM   #56
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What's on Friday?

This thread shows how useful the forum is. Thanks.
My handover is on Friday :-)
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      02-27-2013, 02:58 PM   #57
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BMW have made a mistake and sent a further email to say,

We have since found out that with Adaptive M Sport Suspension this is not lowered by 10mm on the xDrive model due to the way the xDrive system is packaged on this model, my apologies for the confusion.

So that's it
I did say I had a good source for this info glad they owned, all be it looks bad when they don't understand what suspension is on a 30k
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      02-27-2013, 03:00 PM   #58
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A little bit more ride height will let it go through even deeper snow thus making the Xdrive even more worthwhile !!
But nearly all wont be going through that deep snow, I said that earlier not a bad thing being higher if need the versatility , I think it will be very popular and cost Audi to re think their dynamics for sure
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      02-27-2013, 03:06 PM   #59
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My handover is on Friday :-)
Good luck we will see the height when you post your pics then
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I did say I had a good source for this info glad they owned, all be it looks bad when they don't understand what suspension is on a 30k
I know and that is why I kept at them. I told them I had good source. YOU!
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      02-27-2013, 04:04 PM   #61
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So, on a M Sport xDrive does it have sport springs that are taller or are they normal springs?
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      02-27-2013, 04:48 PM   #62
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Good luck we will see the height when you post your pics then
The way some people are talking you'd think I'll need a ladder to take a decent side on pic! ;-)
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The way some people are talking you'd think I'll need a ladder to take a decent side on pic! ;-)


Depends what height you are
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      02-28-2013, 10:23 AM   #64
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Depends what height you are
I'm only 2 feet drive so i'm lowered!
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