The adaptive suspension constantly adjusts the damper characteristics to suit the current driving situation and road surface. Using the driving dynamics buttons on the centre console, the driver can attune the suspension to suit their respective current preferences – from comfortable with nonetheless high driving dynamic potential, all the way to extremely sporty settings that emphasise an active driving style and pure M driving pleasure. In Comfort mode, the dampers react more softly, minimising irritating vertical vehicle motion on uneven surfaces. In the Sport and Sport+ modes, on the other hand, the dampers are set to an M-specific tightness for additional athletic driving pleasure on winding country roads, where the M-specific high performance of the vehicle can best be enjoyed. Wheel and body movements are reduced to a minimum for maximum driving dynamics on smooth roads. Pre-programmed settings in the M Drive menu can be directly selected via the M buttons on the steering wheel.
Motion is measured by sensors on each wheel and then analysed by a control unit. The dampers are adjusted within a fraction of a second. The dampers' compression and rebound settings are constantly readjusted individually of each other. The result: exemplary road holding thanks to optimal damping and suspension on every wheel.