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Adaptive M Sport

Post by HaiderGill » Fri Jun 22, 2018 12:46 pm

Hi,

How good is the Adaptive M sport? I had access to 911 C4S with PASM on 18s and that very comfortable GTish as well as sport

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Re: Adaptive M Sport

Post by Creepy Coupe » Fri Jun 22, 2018 1:12 pm

Subjective. I wouldn't not spec it. But try for yourself.
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Re: Adaptive M Sport

Post by sir richard large » Fri Jun 22, 2018 4:45 pm

For me, on my roads, I barely feel a difference

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Re: Adaptive M Sport

Post by tonywalk » Fri Jun 22, 2018 7:10 pm

Really like it on my current M235i and had it and liked it on my previous M135i too. Was able to make the car more comfy for non-sporty passengers.
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Re: Adaptive M Sport

Post by moulin12 » Fri Jun 22, 2018 7:22 pm

Do you mean adaptive suspension? Then if so, quite a few threads on here, the summary of which would be:

Of those with adaptive suspension, coming from ordinary suspension, the very large majority would seen the option as a must-have or very high up on the options list. Some have been happy to downgrade when changing cars.
Of those without adaptive suspension, they are mostly happy with their suspension (there are some occasional gripes).

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Me, would never look at an m-lite without it.

Of course, if it's improvement in handling that you're after rather than ride then after-market is probably the way to go.

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Re: Adaptive M Sport

Post by NARD » Sat Jun 23, 2018 10:59 am

Was at a dealers yesterday and asked him about it - he said you ony need it for track days!!!!!!? :lol: :roll:

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Re: Adaptive M Sport

Post by postie2003 » Sat Jun 23, 2018 2:27 pm

tonywalk wrote:Really like it on my current M235i and had it and liked it on my previous M135i too. Was able to make the car more comfy for non-sporty passengers.
Same here. The second thing passengers remark upon after the performance is the ride quality (in Comfort mode). My car does a lot of long runs, so comfort is important. It's nice to be able to change the setup just by flicking the switch.

On the motorway, in Comfort mode, it's an effortless and comfortable mile muncher

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Re: Adaptive M Sport

Post by Hawaii-Five-O » Sat Jun 23, 2018 4:47 pm

Personally I think it’s great. Comfort setting for most of the time. Soaks up bumps and rough tarmac nicely. Then stick it in sport and the suspension, dampers stiffen up noticeably. Last car was passive (Mk7 Golf GTI) and that was a decent set up but firmer ride than comfort in the M140, but not as firm as sport. However, I’d rather have adaptive as it’s continuously working. Best of both worlds for a relatively small outlay.
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Re: Adaptive M Sport

Post by moulin12 » Sat Jun 23, 2018 6:03 pm

Hawaii-Five-O wrote:
Sat Jun 23, 2018 4:47 pm
However, I’d rather have adaptive as it’s continuously working. Best of both worlds for a relatively small outlay.
That's why, even in comfort, you don't get the crashy feel of the passives. Folks seem to overlook that what you get is adaptive suspension plus a firm setting for sport, if wanted.
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Re: Adaptive M Sport

Post by Old Gold » Sun Jun 24, 2018 11:07 pm

Got it on mine. Wouldn’t look back. Comfort when you want it and sport when you want to tighten it up. Had M335 without and found ride too harsh. This little m-lite is much better.

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Re: Adaptive M Sport

Post by new666uk » Tue Jun 26, 2018 12:42 pm

Hawaii-Five-O wrote:
Sat Jun 23, 2018 4:47 pm
Personally I think it’s great. Comfort setting for most of the time. Soaks up bumps and rough tarmac nicely. Then stick it in sport and the suspension, dampers stiffen up noticeably. Last car was passive (Mk7 Golf GTI) and that was a decent set up but firmer ride than comfort in the M140, but not as firm as sport. However, I’d rather have adaptive as it’s continuously working. Best of both worlds for a relatively small outlay.
I didn't get adaptive as it was a cancelled order car. All my BM's have had m-sport suspension which is generally harsh and crashy on our pothole laden roads. Very tempted to try adaptive on my next to have the same choice Hawaaii says.

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Re: Adaptive M Sport

Post by barneym140i » Tue Jun 26, 2018 12:53 pm

I actually took off pro nav and specced adaptive and every bone in my body at the time told me I should have just thought bugger it and get the nav (I couldn't as I had a budget)

And by a million miles I am pleased I went for adaptive, the difference is night and day, I drive to devon regularly and its so nice to put it in comfort and not have a crashy sport ride, if non adaptive is the same as driving around in sport mode all the time then I will never ever spec a BMW without adaptive. It really is worth the price tag for what it is. All in my own personal opinion of course.

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Re: Adaptive M Sport

Post by sir richard large » Tue Jun 26, 2018 12:54 pm

moulin12 wrote:
Sat Jun 23, 2018 6:03 pm

That's why, even in comfort, you don't get the crashy feel of the passives. Folks seem to overlook that what you get is adaptive suspension plus a firm setting for sport, if wanted.
on the contrary, ive read (but not experienced!) that the passive is better judged than both modes on the adaptive. and we know there are cars whose setup is such that active suspension is not required to perform well in different conditions.

obviously, that is a matter of personal interpretation and of tastes. so best that OP test drive for him/herself.

for where i live, the roads are pretty much consistent and smooth. so the diff modes dont convey much of a difference. which also means i could have done equally well with or without the adaptive. i only flick it into Sport when i want the firmer steering.

lastly, the racers say neither are best for track work. so theres that.

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Re: Adaptive M Sport

Post by Neilf » Tue Jun 26, 2018 4:16 pm

Sorry got x demo m140i. How do u know if it has adaptive suspension.

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Re: Adaptive M Sport

Post by stevesurrey » Tue Jun 26, 2018 6:03 pm

Neilf wrote:
Tue Jun 26, 2018 4:16 pm
Sorry got x demo m140i. How do u know if it has adaptive suspension.
Use an online VIN checker to see your factory spec http://bimmer.work/
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