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Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 06-28-2015, 06:40 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,406
Posted By manicottiK
The 3 Series I6 is being replaced starting in...

The 3 Series I6 is being replaced starting in July (and the name will change from 335i to 340i); the 4 Series won't get the engine upgrade until spring (March, I think, but am not certain) when it is...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 06-28-2015, 09:10 AM
Replies: 121
Views: 4,048
Posted By manicottiK
Might it be the lack of a B pillar or door frames?

Might it be the lack of a B pillar or door frames?
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 06-28-2015, 08:39 AM
Replies: 121
Views: 4,048
Posted By manicottiK
That review compares the current F3x car to the...

That review compares the current F3x car to the previous-generation coupe. Specifically, it says "...the entire interior is larger than an old 3 Series coupe." It doesn't seem to refute Michael...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 06-24-2015, 10:40 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 455
Posted By manicottiK
Given that all of the information about the F30...

Given that all of the information about the F30 LCI was published about two months before the start of production and that 330e goes into production in November, I would expect that we'd learn a lot...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 06-19-2015, 04:46 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,308
Posted By manicottiK
Seat recline is a bigger factor in how people fit...

Seat recline is a bigger factor in how people fit into cars than many realize. Lots of drivers have the seatback leaning farther back that they should for good driving position. While not a great...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 06-11-2015, 01:44 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 455
Posted By manicottiK
It is the 4-cylinder B48 tuned to 184 hp with a...

It is the 4-cylinder B48 tuned to 184 hp with a 108 hp electric motor. It is likely not scientific to simply add them together, even though some marketing folks will.

Start of production is...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 06-09-2015, 06:53 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 398
Posted By manicottiK
0.00129 MF with the residual that you noted....

0.00129 MF with the residual that you noted. Obviously, this is for pre-LCI 3-Series. My CA guestimates that the LCI residuals will be 4 points lower based on what he's seen in past LCIs.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 06-08-2015, 06:47 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,775
Posted By manicottiK
It's a sticky topic at the top of the forum....

It's a sticky topic at the top of the forum. You'll find threads with the ordering and pricing guides for both the 3- and 4-Series cars for both 2015 and 2016. Here's the link to the 4-Series for...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 06-08-2015, 06:15 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,775
Posted By manicottiK
You can get Adaptive suspension in two ways: via...

You can get Adaptive suspension in two ways: via the Track Handling package OR via the M Sport package, although M Sport+Adaptive costs $700 more than the usual M Sport package. Here's the...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 06-08-2015, 04:18 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 516
Posted By manicottiK
The lease residuals apply to the model and year,...

The lease residuals apply to the model and year, regardless of whether the car is from the lot or ordered. You may be able to negotiate a better price for the lot vehicle, but a custom order can be...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 06-07-2015, 04:02 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 516
Posted By manicottiK
No, move now because pre-LCI production stops at...

No, move now because pre-LCI production stops at the end of June. If you wait, there may be no available cars. I was unable to order a 335i with a manual transmission because all of those slots are...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 11-11-2014, 11:35 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,062
Posted By manicottiK
It should be easy to find, the entry name is...

It should be easy to find, the entry name is simply Cortana.

Having this has made using the phone so much easier from the car. The BMW interface is such a mess that I stopped using it to dial....
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 11-11-2014, 10:44 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,062
Posted By manicottiK
It's a new feature of Windows Phone. When it sees...

It's a new feature of Windows Phone. When it sees that it's phonebook is being accessed by a car (or maybe by any Bluetooth device), it inserts a fake entry for Cortana into the list. (The number is...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 11-10-2014, 09:56 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,062
Posted By manicottiK
I could drive home faster than I could get the...

I could drive home faster than I could get the BMW voice system to call there. The system in my 2013 328 is far behind the more natural interface in my 2010 A4. In the Audi, I'd say "call [name] at...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 09-01-2014, 02:27 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,556
Posted By manicottiK
On the 3-, 4- (including GC) Series, can the...

On the 3-, 4- (including GC) Series, can the sunroof be deleted if it is normally included in the options selected? That is, can I get a 335i or a 428i GC w/o a sunroof?
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 04-01-2014, 05:10 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,082
Posted By manicottiK
Hamsters. They're on several small hamster wheels...

Hamsters. They're on several small hamster wheels that, when the hamsters are running, generate power to augment the regenerative energy capture from coasting and braking. Oh, dear God, I haven't fed...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 03-24-2014, 06:35 PM
Replies: 205
Views: 8,490
Posted By manicottiK
The system was even smarter than that. The gas...

The system was even smarter than that. The gas gauge lit only if the gas level was low; the tach lit if you over-revved, the radio briefly lit if you touched a button, then faded out again. It was...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 02-22-2014, 06:42 AM
Replies: 296
Views: 13,019
Posted By manicottiK
I live just outside of Philadelphia, where we've...

I live just outside of Philadelphia, where we've had a lot of snow this year. My neighborhood is hilly and my driveway is a hill. My 328i is my first RWD drive; the previous two cars were an Audi A4...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 12-30-2013, 10:13 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 19,617
Posted By manicottiK
The metal plates are not magnets, but they are...

The metal plates are not magnets, but they are magnetic. The magnets are in the mount itself and they attract the metal plate.

I got a similar one, the Mountek nGroove Snap Magnetic Vehicle Mount....
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 12-09-2013, 07:47 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 5,632
Posted By manicottiK
First, recall that this is a new PENNSYLVANIA law...

First, recall that this is a new PENNSYLVANIA law -- other states need not worry about this particular law unless your state followed our "lead."

The wheels and tiles must match size. I have 18"...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 12-09-2013, 06:12 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 5,632
Posted By manicottiK
Well, smaller wheels mean larger sidewalls. Maybe...

Well, smaller wheels mean larger sidewalls. Maybe that helps with hitting unseen or slush-filled potholes...

According to the TireRack rep, the change was the result of sloppy writing rather than...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 12-08-2013, 02:06 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 5,632
Posted By manicottiK
Today was my first time driving in the snow with...

Today was my first time driving in the snow with RWD. I've always used winter tires+wheels, but my previous two cars had AWD and the ones before were FWD. I was pretty worried about whether the 328i...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 12-03-2013, 04:35 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 536
Posted By manicottiK
I just bought a Scosche USBC202M Dual 10 Watt...

I just bought a Scosche USBC202M Dual 10 Watt (2.1A) USB car adapter. It has two USB ports and both can charge at a faster rate if you have a USB "charging" cable rather than a "data and charging"...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 12-01-2013, 07:44 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 694
Posted By manicottiK
You do have to push one button each time you...

You do have to push one button each time you start the car to get the "automatic" feature. The system works really well, possibly even too conservative. On the down side, in the U.S., our version of...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 06-23-2013, 07:46 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 5,717
Posted By manicottiK
BP doesn't do the detergent on the regular grade....

BP doesn't do the detergent on the regular grade. BP took over the Amoco brand, which made a big deal about the detergent, filtering, and quality of its "Ultimate" fuel. I suppose that they didn't...
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