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      02-17-2011, 08:48 PM   #1
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F30 xDrive sports suspension option?

Well, it looks like BMW is officially last to the party. It appears that the Lexus IS, Audi A4 and Mercedes C-Class all have sport suspension options specifically for their AWD variants yet the drivers of "The Ultimate Driving Machine" are still suck with the shitty xDrive suspension. Will the F30 have a sport suspension option for xDrive variants?
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      02-17-2011, 11:53 PM   #2
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Who knows? But its also not that hard to go after market there are so many options.
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      02-18-2011, 05:34 AM   #3
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Surely they will offer adaptive dampers, and maybe dynamic drive.
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      02-18-2011, 10:27 AM   #4
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Who knows? But its also not that hard to go after market there are so many options.
Not for the xi there aren't...suspension options for xDrive are fail
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I wouldn't be shocked if BMW doesn't offer a sport suspension at all with the F30, and just go for their adaptive/dynamic drive. To my knowledge, they don't offer a sport suspension with the new X3 (they used to with the old one) and they don't offer one with the F10 (I know they do in EU, but not other markets). Adaptive drive seems to be their alternative. Unless they deem the system too expensive for the 1er and 3er and continue to offer a regular sport suspension.
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Not for the xi there aren't...suspension options for xDrive are fail
Oh yes it does. I have Bilstein Sprint/HR on my 330ix, app. 25 mm drop.
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xdrive is for severe weather conditions, its not meant to be a sporty variant afaik
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Oh yes it does. I have Bilstein Sprint/HR on my 330ix, app. 25 mm drop.
My point being there are not a lot of options out there compared to the RWD 3 series - H&R Sport/Bilstein, KW V1 & V3 and H&R Coils..that's it. The RWD 3's have Eibach, H&R, Koni, Tein, Bilstein Coils, KW coils, ST Coils, Dinan, BMW Performance, BC..need I go on?
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xdrive is for severe weather conditions, its not meant to be a sporty variant afaik
The 3 series is the benchmark of sports sedans, you can't tell me that should go out the window just because it has AWD
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      02-20-2011, 01:35 PM   #11
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xdrive is for severe weather conditions, its not meant to be a sporty variant afaik
Thats not true, xdrive is RWD biased and can send almost all the power to the rear wheels. And its great for launching.
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