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Have justed leased a 2010 C300 w the "Dynamic Handling Package". It says on the MB web site that there is a driver adjusted suspension. I have not found a way of doing that. Anyone familiar with this? My first post after driving Audi's for 10 years. Shocked I am in a Benz, but drove one and really liked it and got a great lease deal.

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Have justed leased a 2010 C300 w the "Dynamic Handling Package". It says on the MB web site that there is a driver adjusted suspension. I have not found a way of doing that. Anyone familiar with this? My first post after driving Audi's for 10 years. Shocked I am in a Benz, but drove one and really liked it and got a great lease deal.
No button to select. Your shocks have dampeners that activate when driving sporty into and out of corners. It is all automatic.
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I apoligize if I am wrong but I am almost positive for US spec cars you can only get the dynamic handling package on a C350. The c300 is standard with agility control wich is not adjustable
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The "dynamic handling package" is an US option on the 2010 model in addition to agility control. It is listed as an option on the window sticker. The car came with all the items listed with the package, but I did not any adjustment. The car has a nice suspension. As I am in the break in period I have nat bee driving it real hard. Thanks for the input.

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I apoligize, you are correct I did not notice the c300w at first glance. It is not available on the 4matics. Im sorry again
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Package names-For information

1-Agility Package...Normally
2-Advanced Agility Package, also called Active Agility Package, now also called Dynamic Handling Package.

Description of Nr-2[All 3 of them]:This fits my car's description exactly.

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It's your call
The new Dynamic Handling Package – available as an optional extra for the new
C-Class Sport* – lets you adjust the car’s driving characteristics to suit your mood.

Choose 'Comfort' Mode and you’ll enjoy a smooth, luxurious ride. The continuously variable dampers adjust to suit the road surface and driving style, reducing road noise and vibrations. Meanwhile, the car’s control module ensures that gearshifts are seamless and throttle and steering response is subtle and understated. In Comfort Mode, cruising is the order of the day.

But if you’d prefer something a little more exhilarating, simply push the button to 'Sport' Mode and everything changes.

With the continuously variable damping, handling becomes more taut, body roll is reduced and the ride becomes firmer. Steering and throttle response becomes sharper and gear changes more responsive (automatic transmission only). Even ESP® (Electronic Stability Program) intervention is marginally reduced to help enhance the dynamic driving sensation – without compromising active safety, of course.

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Interesting. On the US MB website that language is missing describing the package. Make sense because the C/S switch is in a different spot with the package than the stock car. There is a "sport" button instead of the C/S button. thanks for the input...

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I am in the process of choosing the specs for my next C350, and I am really intrigued by this avance agility/Dynamic handling package. The package in the US is a custom order option. Meaning you have to special order your car with it. Before I would do that I would like ask anybody who has it: Does it really makes a difference? Can you tell? One of my biggest concerns about my current C350 is the lightness of the steering effort. With the sport mode selected do the steering effort change?
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I have the advanced agility package on my C300 (build date May 2010). It make a huge difference to the car. The best way I can describe it is having two completely different cars in the one shell. One for comfort (90% of the time) and one for sport (10% of the time when you feel evil!). Oh Yeah...it works!

It is definitely worth the option cost as it does everything that is advertised.

With the continuously variable damping, handling becomes more taut, body roll is reduced and the ride becomes firmer. Steering and throttle response becomes sharper and gear changes more responsive (automatic transmission only). Even ESP® (Electronic Stability Program) intervention is marginally reduced to help enhance the dynamic driving sensation – without compromising active safety, of course.
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I ordered it on my 2011 that I received a couple months ago. As I recall the cost was $1500, and it includes the 18" amg wheels, the shocks that you are asking about and the paddle shifters. The amg wheels alone are a $1000 option, so the shocks and paddle shifters are just $500, seemed like a good deal. As previously mentioned, push the sport button for the shocks and it really tightens them up. It handles much more tightly than the standard sport. The tires are much more grippy too. It feels great on the road. My 2008 didn't have the shocks or the wheels and was OK on the road, but I took it for track day once at PIR and it was really ugly and felt very floaty and awkward when pushed to the limit. I'm curious to see if this new one can take the track. At any rate, on the road, the difference is huge and it feels very controlled, and stiff.

The paddle shifters are a bit of a joke though since the auto trans doesn't really respond unless it wants to. My wifes A4 is instanly responsive to the shift inputs on the other hand.
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