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      12-06-2013, 10:02 PM   #1
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M-Sport vs Sport Suspension

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i had always thought my car had sport suspension but I found out todat that I actually have M-Sport Suspension on my 2011 e90. My question is what is the differemce? And is the Performance suspension different still or is it the M-Sport?

i know that in different countries it matters as well. I am in Canada.
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      12-06-2013, 10:25 PM   #2
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In the US they're the same. Not sure about the Great White North.
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Some info related to the BMW performance suspension kit for sport (option 226) vs M sport (option 704)......

http://www.e90post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=763097
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interesting topic, when i bought my 2011 335i i thought i saw something somewhere that my car had an M- suspension, however at a dealership it shows as simply sport suspension.
Anyone can tell for sure according to vin #??
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      12-08-2013, 12:23 PM   #5
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In the USA, sport and m-sport trimmed cars both have the same suspension called the "m-sport" suspension. The performance suspension kit comes with new struts and springs along with a front sway bar and some other misc. hardware and is an upgrade to the m-sport suspension (overall ride much improved, slightly lower, much less body roll, somewhat stiffer).
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In the USA, sport and m-sport trimmed cars both have the same suspension called the "m-sport" suspension. The performance suspension kit comes with new struts and springs along with a front sway bar and some other misc. hardware and is an upgrade to the m-sport suspension (overall ride much improved, slightly lower, much less body roll, somewhat stiffer).

So, you're saying M-Sport is strictly a poseur option?

Why does that not surprise.

What's BMW charge for M-Sport? There is no shame....
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m sport is just cosmetic. all e92's have the same sport suspension. unless u have xdrive
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Hi,

i drive a '08 320i E92.
how do i find out which suspension i have (standard/sport/M-sport)??

thanks
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      03-15-2014, 08:58 PM   #9
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m sport is just cosmetic. all e92's have the same sport suspension. unless u have xdrive
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Some people think that the BMW performance suspension is the M Sport suspension. M sports suspension is just BMW marketing because its is the same exact thing as the sports suspension. The m sports package is just a sports suspension with some cosmetic mods, different rims, and jacked up price tag.
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Hi,

i had always thought my car had sport suspension but I found out todat that I actually have M-Sport Suspension on my 2011 e90. My question is what is the differemce? And is the Performance suspension different still or is it the M-Sport?

i know that in different countries it matters as well. I am in Canada.
So how did you find out it had M-Sport?
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So how did you find out it had M-Sport?
Yes I am curious too.

Then again I know I have M-Sport and my car sits very low to the ground.
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The performance suspension is worth every penny over sport.
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The performance suspension is worth every penny over sport.
How do you find the rake with the performance suspension? I assume the front still sits slightly higher than the rear in terms of fender gap.
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How do you find the rake with the performance suspension? I assume the front still sits slightly higher than the rear in terms of fender gap.
From what I recall, after it settled, the rear dropped about a 1/4 inch and the front about 1/2.

A few good links on the performance suspension:

http://www.bimmerfile.com/2010/02/03...formance-335i/
http://www.e90post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=389037
http://www.e90post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=399804
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m sport is just cosmetic. all e92's have the same sport suspension. unless u have xdrive
Interesting. I did not know this. I thought Msport suspension was an upgrade over sport.
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For the US, there is no difference between sport and M-sport for the suspension on the E92. However I do believe there was a difference between them in Europe.
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