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ChandosHall 08-27-2012 05:03 AM

Power Steering
Hi all,

I know that traditionally the power steering on beemers is 'heavier' than other manufacturers - for a level of feedback, but for work I have recently been delivering brand new/nearly beemers around the country and have noticed that my cars steering is heavier (than newer ones).

This sounds like an obvious thing to say when my car is a 55 plate, and has done 100,000+ miles, but I wondered if anyone could help me remedy it.

Its not horrendous, far from it, but I just wondered if there was an easy fix?

Any help is much appreciated.

I have a 118d if that is of any use

Thanks very much

mclaren 08-27-2012 01:56 PM

The new ones have electric steering.

No12 08-27-2012 02:06 PM


Originally Posted by mclaren (Post 7037417)
The new ones have electric steering.

Right, I recently went to a 2012 135i MSport (with hydraulic steering), from a 2011 X3 35i (with electric steering). The steering on my 135i is much "heavier" but provides better road feel.

ChandosHall 08-28-2012 01:20 AM

That all makes sense, thanks guys

SilverX3 08-30-2012 03:44 PM

new Beemers (electric) steering make me feel I am driving a Lexus

bad bad bad

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