The ride is not harsh, but the suspension travel noticeably shorter. I seems to be less harsh than my lowered E46xi. My friend verified this when he drove the car. I sold my E46 to him
I do wish the front sat lower than it ended up like the 2WD models, but it is consistent with my old E46xi as that one also did not lower the front much. Mind you the E46 has a Dinan stage one suspension set. Dinan uses Eibach springs all around and Koni shocks for rear only on the Xi models.