"Dynamic" suspension option... Is it brutal ride? Or is the lowest setting like the OEM suspension?
The JCW Sport Suspension is 30% stiffer than the stock Cooper S suspension, but as you mentioned, in the US anyway, it is only available on the JCW trim.Just remember, since nobody mentioned this, that the std sport suspension on the JCW is "stiffer" (10% as I recall) than the sport setting with DDC if you go for the JCW. Of course, the sport suspension is no longer available on anything except the JCW. I have no issues with it but my wife would like a bit softer ride on bumpy roads, so the DDC definitely has its advantages. Just remember it won't work on aftermarket coilovers...has to be removed.
I have not heard that.....I've seen this discussed many times re the JCW sport suspension was nla as an option on non-JCWs.