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Old 08-05-2004, 05:44 PM
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What is Active Roll Stabilization/Dynamic Drive?

Active Roll Stabilization is an "active" suspension control system design to reduce body roll in cornering, resulting in improved handling. Whenever entering a corner, "lateral acceleration" is generated. Sensors read the level of body roll and communicate with the ECU or central "brain" which then processes this signal and coordinates various systems to respond. As a result, ARS actively generates resistance to body roll by twisting the front and rear anti-roll bars appropriate to the situation.


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Additional information on how Dynamic Drive works can be found in the BMW Technology Guide.
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Old 06-13-2005, 08:18 AM
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Hi Everyone,

Does anybody now how is the supplier of the Active Roll Stabilization System on BMW. I need to do some research on this system.

Any info would help.

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I am about to place an order for either a 550i or a 530xi. I am going to use it for a daily driver and as such would prefer to not get the low profile tires or the stiffer suppension (I have a Z06 for my sports driving) but would like the active roll stabiliation. My dealer told me this is not possible. Does anyone know if I there is some way to get the more comfortable ride with the active roll stabilization? Thanks.
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Originally Posted by New 5 buyer' post='380840' date='Jan 19 2007, 11:46 PM
I am about to place an order for either a 550i or a 530xi. I am going to use it for a daily driver and as such would prefer to not get the low profile tires or the stiffer suppension (I have a Z06 for my sports driving) but would like the active roll stabiliation. My dealer told me this is not possible. Does anyone know if I there is some way to get the more comfortable ride with the active roll stabilization? Thanks.

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Originally Posted by New 5 buyer' post='380840' date='Jan 19 2007, 05:46 PM
I am about to place an order for either a 550i or a 530xi. I am going to use it for a daily driver and as such would prefer to not get the low profile tires or the stiffer suppension (I have a Z06 for my sports driving) but would like the active roll stabiliation. My dealer told me this is not possible. Does anyone know if I there is some way to get the more comfortable ride with the active roll stabilization? Thanks.
I have the 08 550i sport. The ride is firm and controlled but not harsh or overly stiff. Overall it is very smooth riding and I have had several psotive comments from passengers on the quality of the ride. Have you been able to try the 550i sport? Also you can feel the active roll stabilization and it really does work well. I am using the car for my daily driver as well and have a C2 porsche that is lowered and has bilstien shocks for my sport driving. I think BMW really did a great job of compromise on the 08 550i sport suspension.
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Does anyone know how do I find out if my BMW E60 520i 2004 has dynamic drive?
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http://www.zf-mediacenter.de/sea_view_v2.p...bB=&pos=360

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I am about to buy a 2005 E60 and i have a big question for my amateur head. If the dealer who will sell me the car doesn`t know if the car has Dynamic Drive because he`s selling over 1000 cars, HOW CAN I KNOW IF THE CAR I AM ABOUT TO BUY HAS DYNAMIC DRIVE???

Thanks a lot and i thin i`m not off topic
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