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Forum: F80/F82/F83 M3 and M4 (2015 - Current) 11-12-2014, 11:36 PM
Replies: 170
Views: 4,296
Posted By solstice
M3s are not for most people who love the F10 M5....

M3s are not for most people who love the F10 M5. IMO no M3 has ever been and I dearly hope no M3 ever will ( E60 M5 different story, that's the daddy ). Good end to the ranting, there's a car for...
Forum: F80/F82/F83 M3 and M4 (2015 - Current) 09-19-2014, 11:06 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,185
Posted By solstice
For the S55 that's one big ol' honking American...

For the S55 that's one big ol' honking American percent :)

An M4 was put on the MAHA dyno in Europe and produced 465 PS or 459 hp. That is huge under rating.

MAHA dyno chart( crank hp is the...
Forum: F80/F82/F83 M3 and M4 (2015 - Current) 08-19-2014, 04:22 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,945
Posted By solstice
Cool, don't strain the car though, I'm a firm...

Cool, don't strain the car though, I'm a firm believer in proper break-in procedure.
Forum: F80/F82/F83 M3 and M4 (2015 - Current) 08-19-2014, 01:53 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,945
Posted By solstice
Very cool gadget. What is the max recorded boost,...

Very cool gadget. What is the max recorded boost, hp and TQ you've seen this far?
Forum: F80/F82/F83 M3 and M4 (2015 - Current) 08-16-2014, 03:14 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,200
Posted By solstice
Np, yes I haven't posted here regularly since the...

Np, yes I haven't posted here regularly since the F8X was on the horizon but they had/have a really good F10 crowd here and I used to participate frequently. Unfortunately the F8X coverage here has...
Forum: F80/F82/F83 M3 and M4 (2015 - Current) 08-16-2014, 02:48 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,200
Posted By solstice
Yeah the MT get better numbers. You have the 2015...

Yeah the MT get better numbers. You have the 2015 EPA for BMW here:

http://fueleconomy.gov/feg//bymake/BMW2015.shtml
Forum: F80/F82/F83 M3 and M4 (2015 - Current) 08-16-2014, 09:59 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 752
Posted By solstice
Beautiful. Mine has just been trucked to...

Beautiful. Mine has just been trucked to Bremerhaven. I'm still in Europe though which make the wait easier. Enjoy!
Forum: F80/F82/F83 M3 and M4 (2015 - Current) 08-16-2014, 08:56 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,200
Posted By solstice
I have the 6MT. It's a nice MT, not Honda good...

I have the 6MT. It's a nice MT, not Honda good but still good. All BMW DCTs are thirstier than the 6MT version of the same car by a few mpgs. The ZF 8-speed AT is another couple of mpgs better than...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 08-14-2014, 02:31 AM
Replies: 401
Views: 15,576
Posted By solstice
Full leather does transform the interior vs. an...

Full leather does transform the interior vs. an F30. The F80 overall package feel and look a lot more expensive than it is to me. Euro delivery msrp is as usual ~7% lower than US msrp on the base...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 08-13-2014, 12:13 PM
Replies: 401
Views: 15,576
Posted By solstice
I drive an F80 now. As far as you don't mind a...

I drive an F80 now. As far as you don't mind a rough LSD ( this is no ZF 8-speed drive line. The LSD periodically whines, clunks, jolts and clangs at low speed ) and find the seats comfortable ( I'm...
Forum: F80/F82/F83 M3 and M4 (2015 - Current) 05-17-2014, 04:54 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,663
Posted By solstice
Mike, totally different topic. Did you have time...

Mike, totally different topic. Did you have time to sample the HK audio? If so, what's your verdict compared to a few other systems out there BMW and other?
Forum: F80/F82/F83 M3 and M4 (2015 - Current) 05-14-2014, 02:29 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,663
Posted By solstice
It seems like it. I never felt comfortable in any...

It seems like it. I never felt comfortable in any Benz so I don't test drive them any longer, in think I might need to though, their recent dominance in F1 has me intrigued and suspect great things...
Forum: F80/F82/F83 M3 and M4 (2015 - Current) 05-14-2014, 11:18 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,663
Posted By solstice
Porsche's sports cars are all EPS now.

Porsche's sports cars are all EPS now.
Forum: F80/F82/F83 M3 and M4 (2015 - Current) 05-14-2014, 10:31 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,663
Posted By solstice
To me these early reviews has an eerie likeness...

To me these early reviews has an eerie likeness to when the 5 series went from the E60 to the F10. I made up apologies for the bad, focused on the good in reviews and went on with the purchase that...
Forum: F80/F82/F83 M3 and M4 (2015 - Current) 05-13-2014, 11:40 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,663
Posted By solstice
Hi Mike, nice compressed review. I think...

Hi Mike, nice compressed review.

I think I've read close to a dozen reviews from Portugal and this is the negatives that keep coming up:

1. The in cabin noise feel artificial and can become...
Forum: European Delivery 05-12-2014, 03:59 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 690
Posted By solstice
Yes, same solstice. I'm picking up first week of...

Yes, same solstice. I'm picking up first week of August so you'll beat me with over a month. Have fun!
Forum: European Delivery 05-11-2014, 01:00 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 690
Posted By solstice
Thanks for the tip of keeping the hotel receipt....

Thanks for the tip of keeping the hotel receipt. I plan to be at the Welt at 8:30am with a delivery an hour or so later then head for Bologna immediately so I will not have more than 6-8h from...
Forum: European Delivery 05-11-2014, 01:23 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 690
Posted By solstice
2011, yeah you should be safe! Perfect...

2011, yeah you should be safe! Perfect information and good tip, a big thanks!
Now it's just to try to avoid that those rear fender flares on our new M3 don't collect a couple scooters :rofl:
Forum: European Delivery 05-08-2014, 12:46 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 690
Posted By solstice
Thanks punjabind, that's very good information. I...

Thanks punjabind, that's very good information. I heard that the actual fine can take up to a year before you get it in the mail. How long ago was it since you visited Tuscany/Florence?
Forum: European Delivery 05-08-2014, 10:48 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 690
Posted By solstice
So, I got a reply from the hotel that I can enter...

So, I got a reply from the hotel that I can enter the ZTL to get to the hotel and they ( the hotel ) will communicate with the police from the reception. Hmmm...not sure I fully trust this but I...
Forum: European Delivery 05-07-2014, 08:36 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 690
Posted By solstice
Can we get ED license plate info in advance?

I saw this piece in the Wiki:

"Bologna now has a restricted traffic zone (ZTL) in the city center. You must make arrangements with your hotel 48 hours in advance to be authorized to enter."

We...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 04-07-2014, 09:34 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,147
Posted By solstice
I'm not taking delivery until August at the Welt....

I'm not taking delivery until August at the Welt. There should be enough time to get in a test drive before that. The reason I ordered now is that I like to do euro deliver in summer during our...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 04-06-2014, 08:03 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,147
Posted By solstice
Kind of. It's more of a mix of the N54 and the...

Kind of. It's more of a mix of the N54 and the N55. The S55 as it's called is twin turbo and single scroll as the N54 but has Valvetronic as the N55. There are other things done to it as well, one...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 04-06-2014, 04:51 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,147
Posted By solstice
The first reviews is on schedule for the first...

The first reviews is on schedule for the first week of May. I doubt you need to worry about anything related to the engine, chassi, handling etc. compared to the 5/6. If the engine isn't on par or...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 04-05-2014, 11:24 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,147
Posted By solstice
I just put in my F80 order. It has every option I...

I just put in my F80 order. It has every option I have on my E90 M3 minus the DCT but plus these:

- HUD
- Full leather
- Heated steering wheel
- Heated rear seats
- Rear view camera

The US...
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