Originally Posted by Catfish454
Recently sold my 335i w/ sport package and replaced it with a new 535i w/ M-Sport package. There's a world of difference between the two. The 5 has a much softer ride, but does not handle nearly as well. In retrospect, I wish I had ordered it with Dynamic Damper Control so I could somewhat adjust the shock settings.
BTW, it is the ARS part of the active suspension that really helps with the handling. My first drive with DDC and ARS (Adaptive Drive), it was the ARS part that blew me away, soft damper setting and you still corner flat and controlled. On sport setting, a very refined and solid handling bit of kit, without the harshness of typical passive sport suspension.
Will never be as agile as a 3-series, but for a bigger and heavy car, does a very good job, IMO.