Originally Posted by ericfox11
Man thanks for posting this! I have been looking for a M-sport vs Sport comparison for a while (mainly for the front bumper) to see it side by side.
Here it is!
One question, the dark diffuser on the M-sport, is that standard on the M-sport and on the Sport it is just painted? It also looks like the M-sport rear bumper is a little bit bigger (lower to the ground, slightly) is this the case or is just the diffuser different? I know M-sport has different front bumper, which is obvious, and side skirts. Just not sure what the difference is on the rear bumper.
I'm planning to buy a black M-sport LCI this weekend so since it is black I probably won't be able to tell..ha
You're welcome and thanks!
The M-Sport has the diffuser. It's black on all M-Sport equipped cars no matter the color. Sports does not have a diffuser it's all one peice painted bumper.
I honestly can't see any height difference between both bumpers. I haven't actually measured but both are sports packages so essentially they should have the same ride height. I am pretty sure it just looks lower because of the bumper design and the diffuser. (To see what I mean look at the exhaust pipes and where the bumper sits at in relation to them on both cars. The M-Sport is primarily cosmetic, save for the steering wheel, so it wouldn't change the height of the exhaust)
If you put a non-sport or xDrive side-by-side with a sport or M-sport you'd see a clear ride height difference.
If you're buying a black M-Sport you'll see a little color difference because the diffuser is a more matte black peice. It's not shiny at all.