Originally Posted by Terpinator
Adaptive drive combines Active Roll Stabilization and Dynamic Damping Control. This system activly counteracts the body role of the car when going through turns, keeping the car flat. A friend of mine just got a 550 with Adaptive Drive and says the Active Roll feature is amazing.
Same here, my first drive with Adaptive Drive convinced me the ARS part is the key to comfort and decent handling, even in the softer settings.
I find my F11 535i wagon works well on a wide range of road surfaces in normal mode, with very flat cornering. The fact the ARBs virtually decouple on the straight, enhances ride comfort, in any mode. ARS is a superb option, one of the best ever in a 5-series car, in my experience.