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      Yesterday, 10:38 PM   #1
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Question re. 340i configuration: Track Handling Package with or without M Sport?

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I am considering purchasing a 2016 340i. I know I want the Adaptive M Suspension which is included in the $1700 (US) Track Handling Package and a $700 option in the $2600 M Sport Package (also a stand-alone $700 option).

Although I have not tested a car with VSS yet, I am pretty sure I will like it. I am on the fence about the M Sport brakes as we have a 2014 328i Sportline with standard brakes and it stops just fine.

Here's the question: it looks to me like the M Sport package is mostly cosmetic plus the M steering wheel and M sport suspension. Given that I am planning on the adaptive suspension in any event, besides the M sport wheel, am I paying $2600 (list) for cosmetic features (which look great but...)?

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Regarding the transmission, it will have to be the sport AT. My wife will be driving the car as well and She. Doesn't. Do. Manual. That said, the BMW sport AT is the first automatic that I have not hated. My current car (2009 Audi A4 Avant) has a terrible automatic.
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I am considering purchasing a 2016 340i. I know I want the Adaptive M Suspension which is included in the $1700 (US) Track Handling Package and a $700 option in the $2600 M Sport Package (also a stand-alone $700 option).

Although I have not tested a car with VSS yet, I am pretty sure I will like it. I am on the fence about the M Sport brakes as we have a 2014 328i Sportline with standard brakes and it stops just fine.

Here's the question: it looks to me like the M Sport package is mostly cosmetic plus the M steering wheel and M sport suspension. Given that I am planning on the adaptive suspension in any event, besides the M sport wheel, am I paying $2600 (list) for cosmetic features (which look great but...)?

FWIW, the rest of my choices:
Required:
- Driver Assistance
- Technology Package

Nice to have
- Cold weather package or heated front seats
- Lighting Package
- Enhance Bluetooth

Regarding the transmission, it will have to be the sport AT. My wife will be driving the car as well and She. Doesn't. Do. Manual. That said, the BMW sport AT is the first automatic that I have not hated. My current car (2009 Audi A4 Avant) has a terrible automatic.
I'm pretty sure the M Sport package is required to get Track Handling.
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It wasn't a stand alone option when I bought my 340. You can check it off on the options page but then it tells you that you need the THP (or you can option it in the M-Sport).

You can get THP without M-Sport. That's what I would do if I wanted the Adaptive Suspension.
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i think the 2600 is worth the cosmetic upgrades and the steering wheel upgrade. i've gone back and forth driving cars with and without the m sport steering wheel and always miss when it is not there.
those with xdrive are paying the same 2600 for the same things (no suspension upgrade with xdrive msport)
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I'm pretty sure the M Sport package is required to get Track Handling.
I can definitely run through the config too to get a build with Track Handling Package without M Sport. I have also seen vehicles listed at my local dealership that have the Track Handling Package without the M Sport package. I confess I haven't tried configuring a can with just the adaptive suspension.
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i think the 2600 is worth the cosmetic upgrades and the steering wheel upgrade. i've gone back and forth driving cars with and without the m sport steering wheel and always miss when it is not there.
those with xdrive are paying the same 2600 for the same things (no suspension upgrade with xdrive msport)
Thanks cmplaya. I will have to take a look at the M Sport steering wheel.
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Ah, okay maybe it was adaptive m suspension then. In any case I personally think m sport is worth it for the look, but if all you're concerned about is performance maybe just go track handling. I have both on my 340 and I have no regrets. Totally a personal decision though.
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Ah, okay maybe it was adaptive m suspension then. In any case I personally think m sport is worth it for the look, but if all you're concerned about is performance maybe just go track handling. I have both on my 340 and I have no regrets. Totally a personal decision though.
Thanks, dkirsch78. I do like M Sport looks and am leaning that way but was hoping for something functional to push me over the edge.
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