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Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 05-15-2015, 09:57 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,549
Posted By elistan
The gas engine drives the front wheels, and...

The gas engine drives the front wheels, and electric motors drive the rear wheels.
I don't really see how this can be considered a 3-series competitor. Maybe a Z4 competitor? (I'm coming from the...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 03-17-2015, 07:05 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 696
Posted By elistan
I'm glad it was an easy fix. :thumbup: Same thing...

I'm glad it was an easy fix. :thumbup: Same thing happened to me a couple years ago.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 03-16-2015, 07:03 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 696
Posted By elistan
These days the check engine light is an emissions...

These days the check engine light is an emissions related indicator. Most likely candidate for the source of the light has to do with the vapor pressures in the fuel system. Has Montreal had some...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 02-08-2015, 01:35 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 4,258
Posted By elistan
No - connect the turbo to an electric motor or...

No - connect the turbo to an electric motor or air blower that can spin it to 100k rpm, and it will not turn red.

They have cooling systems because they get hot, yes, but they don't get hot...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 02-08-2015, 08:26 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 4,258
Posted By elistan
The turbo doesn't generate the massive heat...

The turbo doesn't generate the massive heat causing the glow, it's the gasoline combustion. Naturally aspirated engine exhaust headers glow too.

http://i.imgur.com/ZZGRTFH.jpg
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 01-30-2015, 01:03 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 668
Posted By elistan
I don't like Sport because I don't care for the...

I don't like Sport because I don't care for the extra touchy throttle, and I don't like full stability control. So I usually flip the transmission lever to the left to get M/S or M mode, then hit...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 01-02-2015, 09:03 AM
Replies: 228
Views: 9,192
Posted By elistan
Fascinating! Post #28 in that thread includes...

Fascinating! Post #28 in that thread includes pictures of a 2015 335i xDrive Sedan with M Sport line and fog lights - sure enough, when I look at that model specifically in the ordering guide, ZMM M...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 01-02-2015, 08:36 AM
Replies: 228
Views: 9,192
Posted By elistan
That could be, but the accessories page of the...

That could be, but the accessories page of the BMW USA website shows the MPPK available for only the 335i and 435i. (The Z4 can be had with the extra HP, but that's sold as a different model, the...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 01-02-2015, 08:25 AM
Replies: 228
Views: 9,192
Posted By elistan
Hmm. The only mention in the ordering guide of...

Hmm. The only mention in the ordering guide of deleting option 520 Fog Lights is in conjunction with ordering ZMM M Sport. That seems to indicate somebody can get both the brakes and the fog lights...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 01-02-2015, 08:12 AM
Replies: 228
Views: 9,192
Posted By elistan
Err... Far as I'm aware, the MPPK availability...

Err... Far as I'm aware, the MPPK availability is independent of which line the car is...?
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 01-02-2015, 07:49 AM
Replies: 228
Views: 9,192
Posted By elistan
That's not the case for 2015. M Sport Brakes can...

That's not the case for 2015. M Sport Brakes can be added to any trim line - base, Luxury, Sport or M Sport - assuming the brakes are available for that model. (For example, they aren't available...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 01-02-2015, 06:01 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,223
Posted By elistan
No it doesn't. The ONLY way to get the adaptive...

No it doesn't. The ONLY way to get the adaptive suspension is to order the DHP. Notice how your picture shows both suspension options? And all THREE highlight trim finishes? The M Sport description...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 12-27-2014, 08:26 AM
Replies: 120
Views: 4,102
Posted By elistan
I would like to propose a new unit for measuring...

I would like to propose a new unit for measuring dynamicism - the Bolt. Like the ampere, it is a fundamental unit not expressed in terms of other units.

After careful study of brochures and press...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 12-27-2014, 08:12 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 5,246
Posted By elistan
Because Internet e-peen size comparison. :dunno:

Because Internet e-peen size comparison. :dunno:
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 12-26-2014, 06:18 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 5,246
Posted By elistan
The 4 series with the dual exhaust pipes both on...

The 4 series with the dual exhaust pipes both on the same driver side is the 428i.
The one with an exhaust pipe on each side is the 435i.
You should drive them both as well, because there are...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 12-24-2014, 12:44 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 4,102
Posted By elistan
Yeah, test driving and then making up your own...

Yeah, test driving and then making up your own mind is the only way to go.
For some, the difference between the 335i and 328i is huge.
For others, like me, the difference is insignificant.
It's...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 12-15-2014, 08:42 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 832
Posted By elistan
In my 328i, it's under Settings -> Lighting. ...

In my 328i, it's under Settings -> Lighting. It's either Pathway Lights or Welcome Lights, I'm not sure which exactly. IIRC the headlight switch needs to either On or Auto.

And for the others -...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 12-14-2014, 06:22 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 977
Posted By elistan
For what it's worth, despite what the training...

For what it's worth, despite what the training manual says, my 2013 328i's ASS shut down the engine at 31F outside.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 11-21-2014, 05:53 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 4,225
Posted By elistan
Specifically, looks like a mistake with M Sport...

Specifically, looks like a mistake with M Sport Line, which with Coral Red is $50 cheaper than Sport Line with Coral Red. :rofl:

Anyway, regarding Coral Red, after 30k miles I still really like...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 11-20-2014, 02:43 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,848
Posted By elistan
If the shift paddles on the steering wheel are ...

If the shift paddles on the steering wheel are
used to shift gears in automatic mode, the transmission
temporarily switches to manual mode.

If the shift paddles are not used and the vehicle
is...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 11-19-2014, 03:09 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,909
Posted By elistan
If you mean as if a switch were thrown at 6500...

If you mean as if a switch were thrown at 6500 rpm, no, nothing that sudden. But if you mean that torque at 6500 rpm is significantly less than at 6000, yes.

Looking at some dyno charts and using...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 11-19-2014, 06:18 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,909
Posted By elistan
Yes, the torque drop off at higher RPMs is very...

Yes, the torque drop off at higher RPMs is very noticeable in my 328i. My understanding is that this is typical of direct injection turbocharged engines, although I haven't driven too many of those...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 11-17-2014, 01:05 PM
Replies: 202
Views: 9,407
Posted By elistan
I'm curious why wouldn't those people get a Z4,...

I'm curious why wouldn't those people get a Z4, then? My other car is a two-seater and when the time came that I needed something with a rear seat I got the 328i, but it's in no way a replacement of...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 11-17-2014, 09:43 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,113
Posted By elistan
Indeed, a form of traction control is active in...

Indeed, a form of traction control is active in both Sport and Sport+ modes. Which isn't to say that "DTC" is active in both modes. DTC vs DSC is an either-or thing, they can't both be active at...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 11-17-2014, 09:26 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 9,553
Posted By elistan
Once slight correction, if I may - in a car...

Once slight correction, if I may - in a car equipped with the sport automatic transmission option, turning on Sport+ while in M/S manual mode will disable both kickdown and automatic upshifts. So...
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