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      01-08-2013, 05:01 PM   #2

Drives: 2012 535Xi GT
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Hungary

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Hi Wild Blue,

Here's my understanding of the various options:

1. Dynamic Damper Control monitors and automatically adjusts the shock absorbers – see more here:

2. Adaptive Drive combines DDC and Variable Damper Control to decrease body roll, more here:

3. Integral Active Steering ( means four-wheel steering, that is, the rear wheels are used for steering and are able to turn up to something like 3 degrees. At low speeds, it reduces the turning circle (= easier steering in the city), while on the highway it increases cornering response. It's a separate option IMHO and is NOT part of DDC or Adaptive Drive.

My GT has Adaptive Drive but not Active Steering. I haven't tried the latter, but don't currently miss it. AD/DDC I probably would miss, and recommend specifying on your options sheet. My 2 cents.