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Is dynamic damper control a must on M6

There's a used M6 gran coupé that I am looking at which doesn't have DDC. Does it matter if I don't intend to track this car?
Also, what does the suspension setting adjustment do if there's no DDC?
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There's a used M6 gran coupé that I am looking at which doesn't have DDC. Does it matter if I don't intend to track this car?
Also, what does the suspension setting adjustment do if there's no DDC?
Thanks guys!
All M6's come with Electronic Dampening Control (EDC) as standard equipment, which I'm fairly sure is what you're referring to
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There's a used M6 gran coupé that I am looking at which doesn't have DDC. Does it matter if I don't intend to track this car?
Also, what does the suspension setting adjustment do if there's no DDC?
Thanks guys!
All M6's come with Electronic Dampening Control (EDC) as standard equipment, which I'm fairly sure is what you're referring to
How good is EDC? My old 550i had buttons but it never felt like it changed anything. BMW dealership said it didn't have anything and those were just dummy buttons. It didn't have a sport package either. Guessing the M would be better lol
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There's a used M6 gran coupé that I am looking at which doesn't have DDC. Does it matter if I don't intend to track this car?
Also, what does the suspension setting adjustment do if there's no DDC?
Thanks guys!
What is your interpretation/definition of DDC...and how did you come to the conclusion that the M6 GC you’re looking at doesn’t have it? (Only asking to be on the same page with what you are thinking...and not to make an assumption that could be way off base)

If your 550 had “buttons” (assuming you mean driving experience buttons like eco-pro/comfort/sport???) and you could not tell any difference when initiating them...then not having “DDC” (???) probably would not be something you’d miss due to your personal sensitivity to slight variations & changes to chassis/suspension/dynamic drivetrain mappings.

BTW, back in the 90s when I had my 91 735iL (which had EDC)...I had two friends with me and was “testing” this new fangled “EDC”...and on the same course 1 friend was like OMG, this is incredible...and the other friend couldn’t feel anything or tell when the suspension & damping tightened up.

In case you are referring to VDM (vertical dynamics management) in which dynamic drive (active roll stabilization) falls under its control...maybe the info below will be helpful:
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There's a used M6 gran coupé that I am looking at which doesn't have DDC. Does it matter if I don't intend to track this car?
Also, what does the suspension setting adjustment do if there's no DDC?
Thanks guys!
All M6's come with Electronic Dampening Control (EDC) as standard equipment, which I'm fairly sure is what you're referring to
How good is EDC? My old 550i had buttons but it never felt like it changed anything. BMW dealership said it didn't have anything and those were just dummy buttons. It didn't have a sport package either. Guessing the M would be better lol
They definitely make a difference IMO — the spread of the suspension settings alone were surprising to me. In comfort it feels like a normal, very comfortable 4 door. In sport plus it feels like you're driving a more M4-like car. Suspension tightens up significantly.

Steering just gets progressively more weighted as you progress from comfort to sport to sport plus, but it's still noticeable how increasingly direct and responsive the steering gets.

Throttle sensitivity is also noticeably different across the 'engine' modes. When I am on cruising throttle and switch from M2 (warm-up configuration: comfort suspension, sport steering, comfort engine responsiveness, level 2 shift speed) to M1 (sport plus engine responsiveness, comfort suspension, sport steering, level 3 shift speed) there is a noticeable (but not annoying or alarming) jolt forward. Just enough to let you know you've put it in sport plus

As eluded to above, you also have the ability to select between 3 different levels of shift speed, also noticeably different at each level
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They definitely make a difference IMO — the spread of the suspension settings alone were surprising to me. In comfort it feels like a normal, very comfortable 4 door.

Steering just gets progressively more weighted as you progress from comfort to sport to sport plus, but it's still noticeable how increasingly direct and responsive the steering gets.

Throttle sensitivity is also noticeably different across the 'engine' modes.
I've Adaptive Drive in my F13 and quite satisfied, I was just monday driving in motorway with Comfort + mode with luxyrious feel. For a while I set Sport chassi and then car felt very nervous, not bad but not nice for smooth riding.

If your M6 is mainly to be ridden in track I would go with rigid parts, for every day car these adjustable shocks/ antiroll bars are delightful !!!
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deffinitly a noticable difference in my M6 between the settings,
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There's a used M6 gran coupé that I am looking at which doesn't have DDC. Does it matter if I don't intend to track this car?
Also, what does the suspension setting adjustment do if there's no DDC?
Thanks guys!
What is your interpretation/definition of DDC...and how did you come to the conclusion that the M6 GC you’re looking at doesn’t have it? (Only asking to be on the same page with what you are thinking...and not to make an assumption that could be way off base)

If your 550 had “buttons” (assuming you mean driving experience buttons like eco-pro/comfort/sport???) and you could not tell any difference when initiating them...then not having “DDC” (???) probably would not be something you’d miss due to your personal sensitivity to slight variations & changes to chassis/suspension/dynamic drivetrain mappings.

BTW, back in the 90s when I had my 91 735iL (which had EDC)...I had two friends with me and was “testing” this new fangled “EDC”...and on the same course 1 friend was like OMG, this is incredible...and the other friend couldn’t feel anything or tell when the suspension & damping tightened up.

In case you are referring to VDM (vertical dynamics management) in which dynamic drive (active roll stabilization) falls under its control...maybe the info below will be helpful:
I am with you on the fact that all M6 should have it. However, dealership says it's not on the car. Makes me wonder if it's really true or not.
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There's a used M6 gran coupé that I am looking at which doesn't have DDC. Does it matter if I don't intend to track this car?
Also, what does the suspension setting adjustment do if there's no DDC?
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All M6's come with Electronic Dampening Control (EDC) as standard equipment, which I'm fairly sure is what you're referring to
So DDC would still remain as an additional feature then? Just curious on why a car worth 130k not come with DDC
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So DDC would still remain as an additional feature then? Just curious on why a car worth 130k not come with DDC
To be honest I've never heard of 'DDC' whether it be standard or an option as you are referring to when it comes to the M6 / M6GC. Very possibly could be a feature on non-M BMW's but I don't know since my current M6 is the only BMW I have owned and therefore my BMW knowledge is limited.

The order guide I linked to below doesn't reference anything called DDC. 95% sure EDC is what you are referring to, at least in terms of the product language for the M6.

BMW M6 Gran Coupe (F06) - Order Guide
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