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Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 12-07-2014, 02:02 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 985
Posted By Steve J
Why is 360 HP the magic number? Besides I thought...

Why is 360 HP the magic number? Besides I thought it's the torque that counts coupled with a reduction in weight. Yeah, less weight and 360HP+360lb-ft could be a winning combination. I mean I...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 12-07-2014, 01:40 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 985
Posted By Steve J
So Shawn you're gambling that the G30's first...

So Shawn you're gambling that the G30's first model year will have no major problems? I don't know why these uber car companies do not extensively test the cars about a year before release so that by...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 12-07-2014, 11:31 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 985
Posted By Steve J
You better get yourself another F10 while the pie...

You better get yourself another F10 while the pie is hot! It has really improved since 2011. If you wait for the G30 it may be waiting in vain because BMW may mess up the exterior design. I'm...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 11-28-2014, 11:58 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 3,423
Posted By Steve J
Why does BMW insist on runflat tyres when they...

Why does BMW insist on runflat tyres when they compromise ride and handling?
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 11-21-2014, 10:01 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,796
Posted By Steve J
So, Carbon Black looks darker than Black Azurite...

So, Carbon Black looks darker than Black Azurite Metallic. From your post it seems that the difference is clear if one views both hues in the metal side by side. I guess that's what I'm gonna try and...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 11-20-2014, 08:43 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,796
Posted By Steve J
I've never seen Azurite Black on a 5 series in...

I've never seen Azurite Black on a 5 series in the metal. Pictures often do not get the exact hue. Is there a striking difference compared to Carbon Black?
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 11-17-2014, 09:57 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 909
Posted By Steve J
So one concludes that you have to be wealthier to...

So one concludes that you have to be wealthier to buy a BMW with a decent engine in Europe!
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 11-16-2014, 10:57 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 909
Posted By Steve J
It is interesting that one can attain aluminium...

It is interesting that one can attain aluminium satin window trim easily with M Sport in Europe. In the USA I doubt whether up to 1% of the M Sport cars have this trim. To my eyes it looks better...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 11-03-2014, 02:10 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,674
Posted By Steve J
Starting from the 2014 model year the fog lights...

Starting from the 2014 model year the fog lights were placed in the centre of the air intakes. Earlier models had the fogs placed laterally at the edge of the air intake and they were smaller in...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 11-03-2014, 11:33 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,674
Posted By Steve J
I'm trying hard to like the centred fogs but alas...

I'm trying hard to like the centred fogs but alas I don't. Why change something just for the sake of changing it? If it's not broke why fix it? It makes the car look uglier with the centred fogs....
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 10-27-2014, 04:02 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,186
Posted By Steve J
That's interesting! So it's not chrome but in...

That's interesting! So it's not chrome but in fact Matt Aluminium. I wonder whether that is possible in the States? A carbon black/matt aluminium door trim would look just great with the M Sport...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 10-26-2014, 11:59 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,186
Posted By Steve J
I know what you mean about the US 535d unilateral...

I know what you mean about the US 535d unilateral exhaust. I' ve argued the point but it seems that most people are not bothered and it has not negatively affected sales. For me, symmetry is...
Forum: F10 M5 (2012 - Current) 10-21-2014, 09:05 AM
Replies: 193
Views: 11,146
Posted By Steve J
For those of you who feel the M4 is a big deal...

For those of you who feel the M4 is a big deal try and peruse what the British experts think. The M4 tied for NINTH place with the Vauxhall, yes I said Vauxhall VXR8!
...
Forum: F10 M5 (2012 - Current) 10-12-2014, 06:25 PM
Replies: 193
Views: 11,146
Posted By Steve J
The M5 looks far more prestigious than an M3 and...

The M5 looks far more prestigious than an M3 and handles better than most sedans. Top Gear described it (F10) as the best sports sedan in the world. The M5 is well respected.

The M3 may handle...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 10-08-2014, 10:24 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 2,513
Posted By Steve J
I think that BMW in the USA should offer three...

I think that BMW in the USA should offer three variations of M Sport: 1) standard suspension for those who primarily get a thrill from the cosmetics.
2) DHP for those who like to vary the suspension...
Forum: F10 M5 (2012 - Current) 10-08-2014, 09:58 AM
Replies: 193
Views: 11,146
Posted By Steve J
Daniely30 since you drove the E63 AMG S 4Matic...

Daniely30 since you drove the E63 AMG S 4Matic and you were underwhelmed then it means you either had a dud car or the autospecialists are not giving an honest appraisal of the car. This worries me...
Forum: F10 M5 (2012 - Current) 10-08-2014, 04:47 AM
Replies: 193
Views: 11,146
Posted By Steve J
Daniely30 was that the RWD or AWD E63 4Matic S...

Daniely30 was that the RWD or AWD E63 4Matic S you test drove?
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 10-06-2014, 08:37 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 636
Posted By Steve J
Practically the modern ZFs are faster but I've...

Practically the modern ZFs are faster but I've always felt a physical attraction about rowing your own. The rugged skill involved in selecting the right gear. The actual physical motion of gear...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 10-06-2014, 07:57 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 636
Posted By Steve J
I would have thought BMW should leave the manual...

I would have thought BMW should leave the manual transmission as an option because it would make it stand out as a driver's brand. I guess the number crushers and the pen pushers must have found new...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 10-06-2014, 07:27 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 2,513
Posted By Steve J
Kept in suspense by suspensions!

My goodness! BMW really baffle me. In fact I'm gob-smacked. They bring out unnecessary variations which cost alot to develop eg the 3GT and 4GC, whereas simple modifications to pre-existing products...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 10-05-2014, 11:54 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 2,513
Posted By Steve J
Boston535 I infer you have standard suspension...

Boston535 I infer you have standard suspension and didn't feel that DHP was worth it.

I was wondering why xDrive cannot be had with 704 suspension....is it a technical problem or BMW being...
Forum: F10 M5 (2012 - Current) 10-05-2014, 11:11 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 555
Posted By Steve J
The hooligan-in-a-t-tie with the tail out is...

The hooligan-in-a-t-tie with the tail out is getting old. There has got to be an AWD option to better manage the increase in HP. Each successive M5 has elevated HP and I do not see the trend changing...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 10-03-2014, 12:07 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,392
Posted By Steve J
Well done stockahead! Nice to see progress. I bet...

Well done stockahead! Nice to see progress. I bet you're enjoying the enhanced acceleration of the N63TU engine! My controversial and of course subjective suggestion would be to change the grill to...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 10-02-2014, 08:26 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 2,724
Posted By Steve J
550 Turbo Lag.....Suoercharger Superior?

Since turbo and throttle lag is a perennial problem why did BMW opt for it instead of supercharging? I would rather have lightning quick responses than the turbo tortoise effect. Are the advantages...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 10-02-2014, 02:00 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,096
Posted By Steve J
Twin!

Twin!
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