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Forum: X1 F48 (2016 - current) 07-29-2015, 04:04 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,586
Posted By ShinySteelRobot
That's correct. With X1 Xdrive the default is FWD...

That's correct. With X1 Xdrive the default is FWD but it can instantly become AWD (or even RWD) if the Dynamic Stability Control computer deems it necessary. The same computer system and sensors that...
Forum: X1 F48 (2016 - current) 07-27-2015, 10:30 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,586
Posted By ShinySteelRobot
At launch in the US all the X1's will be AWD. If...

At launch in the US all the X1's will be AWD. If folks don't want a FWD model then don't buy one. :)

As we all know, the F48's Xdrive system defaults to FWD but can instantly route 100% of the...
Forum: X1 F48 (2016 - current) 07-21-2015, 11:11 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,734
Posted By ShinySteelRobot
Note that the X1 sport seats will not allow you...

Note that the X1 sport seats will not allow you to fold down the front seat like the standard seats will. Just wanted to throw that out there in case it matters to anyone making a decision.
Forum: X1 F48 (2016 - current) 07-07-2015, 03:00 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,734
Posted By ShinySteelRobot
When I bought my 6er it was possible to get both...

When I bought my 6er it was possible to get both the MSRP prices AND the dealer invoice prices. I've been out of the car-buying game for a while. Is it still possible to find out the dealer invoice...
Forum: X1 F48 (2016 - current) 06-28-2015, 11:12 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,734
Posted By ShinySteelRobot
A nice option the X1 has that the NX doesn't is a...

A nice option the X1 has that the NX doesn't is a Head-Up Display. I've come to rely on my HUD as a ticket-avoidance system since it helps me keep precise track of my speed in zones where police...
Forum: X1 E84 (2011 - 2015) 06-19-2015, 08:50 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 523
Posted By ShinySteelRobot
Ah, thanks, didn't notice that. :thumbup: I...

Ah, thanks, didn't notice that. :thumbup:

I always access the forums through the "Forums" drop-down menu at the top of the screen, which still doesn't list the F48 X1.
Forum: X1 E84 (2011 - 2015) 06-18-2015, 11:58 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 523
Posted By ShinySteelRobot
Mods: Time for an F48 forum yet?

Now that BMW has announced the F48 X1, BMW online X1 configurators are live in Europe, and Europeans are already placing F48 orders, is it time to create an F48 forum?
Forum: X1 E84 (2011 - 2015) 06-10-2015, 10:19 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 787
Posted By ShinySteelRobot
That reminds me... I once watched a ~8 year old...

That reminds me... I once watched a ~8 year old child wildly fling open the back door of the SUV his mother had just parked. The door put one helluva ding into the car next to the SUV with a loud...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 05-13-2015, 06:51 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 5,157
Posted By ShinySteelRobot
Yes, the forthcoming Ingenium engines look pretty...

Yes, the forthcoming Ingenium engines look pretty nice.

Also it doesn't look like they're offering the Discovery's newfangled laser-based HUD in North America yet either, I'd wait for that too.
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Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 05-09-2015, 11:09 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,618
Posted By ShinySteelRobot
IMHO I think this is likely the right answer....

IMHO I think this is likely the right answer. I've done this a few times too. I've lived here long enough to know all the speed traps around this town... Not personally into street racing and risking...
Forum: X1 E84 (2011 - 2015) 05-01-2015, 11:31 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 519
Posted By ShinySteelRobot
Looks great! Seems like an excellent choice.

Looks great! Seems like an excellent choice.
Forum: X1 E84 (2011 - 2015) 03-30-2015, 10:29 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,658
Posted By ShinySteelRobot
Except in the USA where they will all be AWD...

Except in the USA where they will all be AWD (from the rumors I've seen).
Forum: X1 E84 (2011 - 2015) 03-11-2015, 01:38 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,019
Posted By ShinySteelRobot
Yup, it's very likely it'll be Frankfurt. Mark...

Yup, it's very likely it'll be Frankfurt. Mark your calendar for September 17.
Forum: X1 E84 (2011 - 2015) 03-10-2015, 12:05 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,019
Posted By ShinySteelRobot
Yes, there are rumors of an F48 X1 M35i (German...

Yes, there are rumors of an F48 X1 M35i (German link) (http://www.bimmertoday.de/2015/01/21/bmw-x1-m35i-2016-power-suv-auf-f48-basis-kommt-mit-350-ps/) with xDrive using a highly boosted 350 HP...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 03-01-2015, 02:46 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 388
Posted By ShinySteelRobot
In my case I simply unscrewed and removed the...

In my case I simply unscrewed and removed the front license plate before my regularly scheduled auto detail. I take the car in yearly for a full detail wax / door ding removal / rock chip touch-up....
Forum: X1 E84 (2011 - 2015) 02-16-2015, 01:40 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,406
Posted By ShinySteelRobot
Based on the camouflage photos above, the...

Based on the camouflage photos above, the next-gen F48 might look a little like a pint-size X5 when it's revealed. The current wagon style is very nice, but I think I'll look the new design better. A...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 02-14-2015, 02:01 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,705
Posted By ShinySteelRobot
Very sorry to see another victim of careless...

Very sorry to see another victim of careless teenage driving. :( Hope they do a great job fixing your baby!!

Around here (Seattle and suburbs) it's not just the texting teenagers. In Seattle we...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 01-16-2011, 04:49 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 9,611
Posted By ShinySteelRobot
Wow, that guy just sat there being haughty and...

Wow, that guy just sat there being haughty and didn't offer any help to his neighbor in distress, and then she hit his house. Ain't karma a bitch? :)
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 12-29-2010, 04:59 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,097
Posted By ShinySteelRobot
When I was living in the Bay Area I always though...

When I was living in the Bay Area I always though of the NorCal/SoCal divider as SLO. Santa Barbara is too close to LA to be the divider. :)

Having lived in all three places, San Franciscans...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 12-27-2010, 09:39 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,721
Posted By ShinySteelRobot
This, IMHO, is the key advantage of having the...

This, IMHO, is the key advantage of having the Head Up Display option -- you're always aware of your speed since it's "floating" above your hood. No joking, the HUD has saved me at least $1000 in...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 12-25-2010, 09:42 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,615
Posted By ShinySteelRobot
To the OP, if you already have a cargo hauler,...

To the OP, if you already have a cargo hauler, and you're not worried about long-term resale value, then I'd get the loaded X3. It will have all the nice touches -- bells and whistles that you may...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 12-25-2010, 09:31 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,568
Posted By ShinySteelRobot
+1, dual zone all the way. Taking that away...

+1, dual zone all the way. Taking that away would sorta be like switching to a solid rear axle with leaf springs. :)
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 12-23-2010, 02:03 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,170
Posted By ShinySteelRobot
Amazingly, a fully optioned Ford Edge is about...

Amazingly, a fully optioned Ford Edge is about $40K. IMO the BMW is $10K better, especially if you own and enjoy the car for many years, and amortize the extra $10K over those years. But it's...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 12-23-2010, 01:51 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 3,507
Posted By ShinySteelRobot
Anyone know the differences between variable...

Anyone know the differences between variable steering and active steering? Just curious. Thanks for any info...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 12-23-2010, 01:48 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 9,611
Posted By ShinySteelRobot
I can't wait to see Martha's telecast showing how...

I can't wait to see Martha's telecast showing how to hot-glue sequins to the X3 wheel hubs. :)
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