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      02-21-2013, 09:30 AM   #1
pinemind
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e9x 335i xDrive vs x1 35i M-sport - Suspension comparison

All,

I currently have a 2009 e92 335i xDrive and I'm seriously considering going to an x1 335i xDrive M-sport. My main complaint about the xDrive on my e92 is obviously the handling due to the lack of sports suspension. I'm not as concerned with ride height as the x1 is obviously raised.

But unlike e9x xDrives, the X1 Msports actually have an upgraded sports suspension. Has anyone who has a current X1 35i Msport driven (or come from) an e9x xDrive that can make a comparison? Is the X1 Msport suspension more akin to e9x Sports package (non-xDrive)? Or does it feel somewhat in between e9x Sports and x9x xDrive?

The reason I'm asking is that I'm mulling putting KW V1's on my car, which is going to be a significant cost. If the Msport suspension on the X1 is better in terms of handling/body roll than the e9x xDrives, I may save my money to use towards a new X1 Msport.

I know it's rather specific, but I don't want to start dumping money into my current car to fix the lackluster suspension.
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