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Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 04-07-2014, 08:34 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 928
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, 07:03 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 928
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, 03:51 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 928
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, 10:24 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 928
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...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 03-29-2014, 12:00 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,763
Posted By solstice
Beautiful car bodonx and nice to see that you...

Beautiful car bodonx and nice to see that you finally got into a car that drive the way you want. Congrats!
I saw the new M3 at the Vancouver auto show and it looks nice, no idea how it will drive...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 02-03-2014, 09:23 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,231
Posted By solstice
Hehe, yeah that's totally alright. Just a matter...

Hehe, yeah that's totally alright. Just a matter of taste in shapes. However I don't think there is a confirmation on an M4GC yet. The M3 looks pretty butch with it's fender flares so personally I...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 02-03-2014, 07:07 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 910
Posted By solstice
Why is a bribe? An advertisement in the rag? A...

Why is a bribe? An advertisement in the rag? A free car for a "long term test"? A couple of days at a European luxury resort with wine and dine while getting to track cars for free? An exclusive on...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 02-03-2014, 06:55 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,231
Posted By solstice
I agree on all accounts.

I agree on all accounts.
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 02-03-2014, 06:46 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,231
Posted By solstice
Get an M3 stripper, it isn't that much of a gap...

Get an M3 stripper, it isn't that much of a gap to a well appointed 4 GC. It will be worth it.
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 02-02-2014, 05:39 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 816
Posted By solstice
It seems that the dimensions of the 3 doesn't...

It seems that the dimensions of the 3 doesn't lend itself as well for a GC. The wider track, sleeker front and nicer rear is enough to make it worth the extra though but it's not nearly the stunner...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 01-31-2014, 04:13 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 4,097
Posted By solstice
If I didn't need the rear seat I'd rather have...

If I didn't need the rear seat I'd rather have the Cayman S but I wouldn't get it since I would realize my long over due desire to get into a 911 if that was the case. :)
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 01-31-2014, 02:39 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 4,097
Posted By solstice
We have a 2013 Cayenne which I assume has the...

We have a 2013 Cayenne which I assume has the same steering system as the Panny. I fully agree with the precision and "thread it through a needle" comment. However compared to my M3 it's definitely a...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 01-31-2014, 11:47 AM
Replies: 121
Views: 4,097
Posted By solstice
No it doesn't. However it's my least favorite...

No it doesn't. However it's my least favorite part of the car, especially when equipped with Servotronic. It's not bad but still a bit isolated. Not as bad as the F10 of all flavours but not...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 01-28-2014, 08:48 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 4,097
Posted By solstice
Porsche position the Panamera as a sporty...

Porsche position the Panamera as a sporty alternative to the 7-series and S-Klasse. It does such a superb job at it that it's a sportier drive than the 5 as well. If you don't mind the size and...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 12-02-2013, 02:16 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,616
Posted By solstice
I agree that driving constantly in S mode is not...

I agree that driving constantly in S mode is not desirable due to the large hysteresis at upshifts. The "issue" is worst from a standstill or slow roll and this can be successfully and satisfactorily...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 12-02-2013, 01:57 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 7,198
Posted By solstice
Going back to E60 weight, awesome!

Going back to E60 weight, awesome!
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 12-01-2013, 09:52 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,616
Posted By solstice
You should definately feel the power surge before...

You should definately feel the power surge before 4500 rpm but you will notice the delay from turbo lag more at lower rpm. Once you are at higher rpms the turbos load much quicker on-off throttle....
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 12-01-2013, 06:48 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,616
Posted By solstice
Well, that's a point of disagreement. Some say...

Well, that's a point of disagreement. Some say that it does change in Sports mode as well and some that it doesn't. I'm in the latter camp, given that Sports mode include drive train. ( On my 2011...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 12-01-2013, 05:47 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,616
Posted By solstice
Yes, sorry I forgot that they changed it a bit...

Yes, sorry I forgot that they changed it a bit with DS now being S. M has always been M with the ZF but it's S on my Getrag DCT. So it's all good your doing it just as suggested.
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 12-01-2013, 03:14 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,616
Posted By solstice
No, both SAT and the standard AT has different...

No, both SAT and the standard AT has different throttle and transmission mapping with the shifter in DS/S mode. You are removing the softer response and low rpm upshifts built into D mode for better...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 12-01-2013, 11:17 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,616
Posted By solstice
DS mode take care of the delay as well. And your...

DS mode take care of the delay as well. And your right foot will learn how to defeat the D mode delay after a while but it takes some time for it to learn. Your not doing anything wrong per se, your...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 12-01-2013, 10:57 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,616
Posted By solstice
Try this, every time you come to a full stop move...

Try this, every time you come to a full stop move the shifter to the left. ( DS will show between the gauges ). Keep it there until you reach cruising speed when you move it back to the right ( D...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 11-30-2013, 05:35 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,838
Posted By solstice
Unfortunately not.

Unfortunately not.
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 11-30-2013, 04:17 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,838
Posted By solstice
And the GC is about $10k better looking. Well...

And the GC is about $10k better looking. Well maybe just $5k if the 5 is Alan L's car.
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 11-30-2013, 12:08 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,838
Posted By solstice
I've driven the 2014 640i GC and the 650i and...

I've driven the 2014 640i GC and the 650i and X-Drive GC and the M6 GC + all the versions of the 650 coupe and vert and M6 coupe and vert on track. The M versions drive close to a prior F-series non...
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