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Forum: F12 / F13 (2012 - Current) 04-08-2014, 07:08 AM
Replies: 134
Views: 4,065
Posted By Bob of CC
Hear, Hear. I for the life of me cannot grasp...

Hear, Hear. I for the life of me cannot grasp the utility of Auto SS (ASS?) Whatever savings one achieves in fuel and reduced emissions (and it can't be significant) they are surely wiped out by...
Forum: F12 / F13 (2012 - Current) 03-25-2014, 09:43 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,508
Posted By Bob of CC
Although it was a warm Saturday, we started out...

Although it was a warm Saturday, we started out early in the AM and drove with the top up. Same for driving home on Sunday, which was much cooler than on Saturday. When driving with the top down in...
Forum: F12 / F13 (2012 - Current) 03-24-2014, 12:01 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,508
Posted By Bob of CC
30% is meaningful. But I have a brand new set of...

30% is meaningful. But I have a brand new set of run flats that I will leave on the car until its time for new tires. Actually I have a brand new set of 5 tires having to already replace one due to...
Forum: F12 / F13 (2012 - Current) 03-24-2014, 09:16 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,508
Posted By Bob of CC
Tire noise

Over the weekend I took my first 100 mile + drive in my2014 640 xdrive convertible with now just over 1000 miles on the odometer. With my spouse in the car, my driving is restrained and so I did...
Forum: F12 / F13 (2012 - Current) 02-24-2014, 07:34 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 923
Posted By Bob of CC
So I noticed over the weekend that our Volvo XC60...

So I noticed over the weekend that our Volvo XC60 powered tailgate (like most SUV tailgates) is opened using pistons on both sides of the tailgate, similar to those found in the 640i convertible. If...
Forum: F12 / F13 (2012 - Current) 02-20-2014, 02:18 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,689
Posted By Bob of CC
I received a quote for 5 years of coverage for...

I received a quote for 5 years of coverage for road hazards, as defined, for $1899, but with a $5000 cap. Break even is about 4 tires. Replacing 4 tires and one or more wheels under the policy and...
Forum: F12 / F13 (2012 - Current) 02-20-2014, 06:19 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,689
Posted By Bob of CC
Although I purchased wheel and tire insurance for...

Although I purchased wheel and tire insurance for my 06 650, I passed on purchasing the insurance for my 2014 6 series among other reasons due to the almost 4 fold increase in the cost, making my...
Forum: F12 / F13 (2012 - Current) 02-18-2014, 06:22 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,022
Posted By Bob of CC
The back of the S Coupe reminds me of the rear of...

The back of the S Coupe reminds me of the rear of the Lincoln Mark VIII. Not necessarily a flattering comparison. Check it out.

http://www.markviii.org/LOD2/images_marks/96lsc_scott_white.jpg
Forum: F12 / F13 (2012 - Current) 02-12-2014, 06:45 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 923
Posted By Bob of CC
I viewed the video and noted that the arms...

I viewed the video and noted that the arms attached to the trunk lid on the 5 series differ from the 6 series convertible which uses pistons to hold up the decklid when opened. Therefore, the ...
Forum: F12 / F13 (2012 - Current) 02-11-2014, 10:53 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 923
Posted By Bob of CC
So how do you close your trunk without a good...

So how do you close your trunk without a good slam, if you will?
Forum: F12 / F13 (2012 - Current) 02-11-2014, 08:38 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 923
Posted By Bob of CC
Trunk Lid Question

Having finally gotten acclimated to allowing the soft close doors do their thing, I am tired of having to slam the trunk lid closed. I use my trunk every day to store my large hard sided brief case...
Forum: F12 / F13 (2012 - Current) 02-06-2014, 05:49 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 472
Posted By Bob of CC
Problem solved (I think). I carry a spare key in...

Problem solved (I think). I carry a spare key in my brief case, in case I have to leave my key with the parking lot attendant who then locks the keys up when the garage closes. So if I am working...
Forum: F12 / F13 (2012 - Current) 02-05-2014, 12:29 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 472
Posted By Bob of CC
Good question. Same key fob.

Good question. Same key fob.
Forum: F12 / F13 (2012 - Current) 02-05-2014, 12:14 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 472
Posted By Bob of CC
Did this ever happen to you?

This morning I drove to work and found that my preset radio stations had changed as had my navigation map view (compared to the view I had on when driving home the night before). Also, the heads up...
Forum: F12 / F13 (2012 - Current) 01-29-2014, 07:05 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 949
Posted By Bob of CC
I got the graph book even before I purchased the...

I got the graph book even before I purchased the new 6 series in late December and so I assumed it was sent just because I was already at 6 series owner.
Forum: F12 / F13 (2012 - Current) 01-28-2014, 01:50 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 949
Posted By Bob of CC
bjayfan's comment about my reference to the 2003...

bjayfan's comment about my reference to the 2003 335 caused me to look up my paperwork to find that my 3 series convertible was a 2002 330Ci model. As my first BMW it impressed me greatly and in...
Forum: F12 / F13 (2012 - Current) 01-28-2014, 10:20 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 949
Posted By Bob of CC
Benefits of Ownership?

I think BMW is a great car company and so do many others judging by the premium BMW can charge. I just purchased my third BMW. My first was a 2003 335 convertible, my second a 2006 6 series...
Forum: F12 / F13 (2012 - Current) 01-16-2014, 11:13 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 419
Posted By Bob of CC
As no one has written that they have experienced...

As no one has written that they have experienced the same issue, I have since addressed the question to my dealer. I will let you know what they advise.
Forum: F12 / F13 (2012 - Current) 01-14-2014, 06:21 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 419
Posted By Bob of CC
Water drainage

When my new 2014 640i convertible sits out in the rain and I open the driver side door water cascades down from the door sill like a short lived waterfall. The passenger side door when opened does...
Forum: F12 / F13 (2012 - Current) 01-08-2014, 10:26 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 487
Posted By Bob of CC
Does anyone know if recoding iDrive would void...

Does anyone know if recoding iDrive would void any warranty protection?

Having just driven my Volvo XC60 with blind spot protection, I cannot understand the logic of only having the device alarm...
Forum: F12 / F13 (2012 - Current) 01-06-2014, 06:31 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 487
Posted By Bob of CC
Thanks, but does anyone know how to accomplish...

Thanks, but does anyone know how to accomplish the reprogramming of the blind spot detection system. Does it have to be done at the dealership?
Forum: F12 / F13 (2012 - Current) 01-06-2014, 10:19 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 487
Posted By Bob of CC
Blind Side Detection System

I was dismayed to read in my owner's manual that the blind side detection system only works at 30 mph or higher. I travel to work on city streets rarely exceeding 30 mph and hence the feature is of...
Forum: F12 / F13 (2012 - Current) 01-02-2014, 07:33 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,016
Posted By Bob of CC
You can't be too rich or have too much torque.

You can't be too rich or have too much torque.
Forum: F12 / F13 (2012 - Current) 01-02-2014, 06:19 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,016
Posted By Bob of CC
My frame of reference for the torque...

My frame of reference for the torque characteristics of the 2014 640i motor (N55) was my 06 650. I really did not give up much at all, if anything, by going with the inline 6. Here are the...
Forum: F12 / F13 (2012 - Current) 01-01-2014, 05:31 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,016
Posted By Bob of CC
What was attractive about the V8 in my 06 650 was...

What was attractive about the V8 in my 06 650 was the low end torque. However, the inline 6 in the 640 can offer similar although not identical low end torque response particularly in Sport mode. ...
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