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      06-03-2019, 10:49 AM   #1
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2016 535i xDrive M-trim chassis mode changes?

Dear BMW drivers, I've had my 2016 CPO 535i xDrive M-trim for several months now, and I've noted that the ride is pretty hard, and you can definitely feel all of the bumps in the road. I've tried changing the driving mode to all different settings (I've got Comfort+ through Sport+ options) and I haven't noticed any changes in the shock absorber function or the ride. The only effect I've seen is in the engine shift points. Has anyone else seen much change in the ride when selecting different chassis modes? Thanks!
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      06-03-2019, 01:46 PM   #2
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As far as I know it doesn't do any suspension changes, just some nanny adjustments.
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The iDrive graphic seems to imply chassis dynamics changes will take place, and I'm not sure what those would feel like... No change in power steering ratio, for example.
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XDrive doesn't have the same suspension as RWD.
Like the 704 isn't even offered.
Research DSC and DTC these are the main nannies.
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      06-04-2019, 08:06 PM   #5
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Some xDrives do have the Dynamic Handling Package (DHP), which includes the dynamic dampers (often called DDC) and the active role stabilization (ARS). Both the shocks and roll bars on my xDrive (which does have the DHP) firm up when I select Sport or Sport+ modes. A check of your VIN will tell you if you have the DHP.
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With both the sport+ and comfort+ settings, I'm pretty sure you've at least got the dynamic dampers.
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Then you probably don't have the dynamic handling package where it changes the shock dampening. Honestly if you still have run flats I'd change those ASAP for so many different reasons. Traction is horrible in run flats and you hear so much road noise and handling is also restricted. Get some good quality Michelin's and you'll notice the difference right away
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