Originally Posted by tango131
no no no no...this is also wrong. SAP and M-sport do not give you adaptive or driver adjustable dampers at all. they are regular passive dampers. if you want active adaptive dampers, better check the dynamic handling package option box.
take it straight from bmw's website and order sheets....see LBJ's post above.
So where does this "adaptive or driver adjustable dampers"???? terminology come from, to even be in the discussion. BMW only provide one active damping system as far as I know. I have DDC (VDC) in my 535i, it is fully active damping, but different base modes, as per driver toggle switch. In my car comfort, normal and sport. The system is the ZF Sachs CDC2e design/product.
My understanding, the X3 system is a lower level ZF Sachs CDC system with only one proportional valve per damper (like the F30/1 models), with 2 base modes, comfort and sport on the toggle switch. But both modes are fully active damping, not a fixed rate for either mode.
I sense there is some confusion on what DDC is all about, to some users.