Anyone got any experience or views on the adaptive dampers? Have specced on my 180D R Sport as I went for 19" wheels and was worried it may compromise the ride quality. I test drove an R Sport on 18's and it was very good.
Adaptive dampers are on of the few options I'm still hesitating about.
I did actually test-drive two XE R-Sport with sport suspensions (passive) and 19" rims though, and I can say that it is a firm ride, but still very comfortable even on damaged roads. The ride is more confortable than on a Mercedes C Class specced with the AMG line (sport suspensions and 18" rims).
Reviews on the web are most of the time saying that the adaptive dampers aren't necessary. But then some reviewers are saying the ride's even better with those, and on the contrary some other reviewers are suggesting to avoid them because they had the impression of a less "accurate" ride with those.
I don't think I want to change the spec! Just wondering what people's views were. I'm not worried it will ruin the ride just wondering if any general improvement justifies the cost. I've specced quite a lot on the car, a lot of which is just pure indulgence and not needed!
By the way, does anyone know if the adaptive dampers react to the driving mode selected (ie. Sport, Eco, Normal, Winter) or is it working separately on its own?
Reviews and manuals aren't very clear about this.
180 R Sport, 19" venoms, glacier white, black pack, black wing mirrors, red jet zone interior, heated wheel, meridian, panoramic pack, folding mirrors, parking pack plus, power boot lid, adaptive dynamics, illuminated sill finishers, ambient lighting and I may purchase a jaguar air freshener.