View Single Post
      01-02-2012, 02:29 AM   #1

Drives: 2012 X3 xDrive35i
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Westborough,MA

iTrader: (1)

Dynamic Damper Control Now Standard in US 35i?

I just picked up my new X3 35i on Dec. 30. I ordered the Dynamic Handling Package (DHP) particularly for Dynamic Damper Control (DDC) as it is listed as part of DHP in the build it configurator on BMW's website.

However, looking at the window sticker as well as the configuration info the dealer sent me when the order was placed, I'm beginning to wonder whether DDC is actually standard on the 2012 X3 35i (at least in the US) despite what the website says. Here are my data points:

The window sticker lists:
Dynamic Handling Package $1400
- Performance Control
- Variable sport steering

(Note: No mention of DDC -- in contrast to the BMW USA website)

So I went back and checked the configuration sheet the dealer sent me at the time I placed the order. Here is the the full order:

Model 12XE X3 xDrive35i USD 42,400.00

Color A76 Deep Sea Blue Metallic 550.00

Upholstery LUBK Leather Nevada Mojave N/C

Options ZAP Sport Activity Package 1,750.00
2A1 19" light alloy double spoke wheels - style... N/C

2TB Sport automatic transmission with shift pad... N/C

2XA Sports leather steering wheel with paddle s... N/C

3AT Roof rails in Aluminum Satin N/C

3XL X-Line exterior trim package N/C

481 Sport seats N/C

775 Anthracite headliner N/C
ZCW Cold Weather Package 700.00
248 Heated Steering Wheel N/C

465 Split fold-down-rear seat N/C

494 Heated front seats N/C
ZCX Cold Weather Package II 450.00
496 Heated rear seats N/C

502 Retractable headlight washers N/C
ZDH Dynamic Handling Package 1,400.00
2VG Performance Control N/C

2VL Variable sport steering N/C
ZPP Premium Package 3,450.00
316 Power tailgate N/C

319 Universal garage-door opener N/C

322 Comfort Access keyless entry N/C

417 Rear manual side window shades N/C

430 Auto-dimming interior and exterior mirrors N/C

431 Auto-dimming rearview mirror N/C

488 Lumbar support N/C

493 Storage package N/C

563 Ambiance lighting N/C
ZPS Premium Sound Package 950.00
655 Satellite radio with 1 year subscription N/C

677 Premium hi-fi system N/C
ZTP Technology Package 3,200.00
3AH Rear View Camera with Top View N/C

508 Park Distance Control N/C

609 Navigation system N/C

615 Online Information Services N/C

6NL BMW Assist with enhanced Bluetooth and USB N/C

6UH Real Time Traffic Information N/C
223 Dynamic Damper Control N/C

4DE Fineline Sienna wood trim N/C

639 BMW Assist with Bluetooth N/C

6AA BMW TeleServices N/C

6AB TeleService Control N/C

6NF Smartphone Integration N/C

6NR BMW Apps 250.00

6VC Combox controller N/C

8S4 Variable Light Decoding N/C

Net Total 55,100.00

Destination Charge 875.00

Total Suggested Price 55,975.00

You can see that DDC is not listed as part of the ZDH (DHP) Package, but IS listed as Code 223 at No Cost. This indicates to me that DDC is part of the standard X3 xDrive35i config. It's strange that BMW doesn't explain this more clearly.

Am I misinterpreting this?

I'm not complaining, as I also really love the Variable Steering as well as the DDC, but I'm mentioning it because there has been much confusion on the subject of DHP and the Normal/Sport buttons (hopefully I'm not adding to it!).
Jim D.
2015 X3 xdrive28d
Black Sapphire Metallic/Black Nevada/xLine, Cold Weather, DHP, DA, DA+ w/ACC, Lighting, Premium, NAV, HK Audio, Parking Assistant, Enhanced BT
Previous BMWs: 2000 528i, 2003 540i, 2007 335i Sedan, 2009 335i Sedan, 2012 X3 xDrive35i