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Forum: 7 Series - F01 / F02 (2009 - current) 03-05-2010, 01:01 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,819
Posted By mapezzul
The car can not be set to start in Sport or...

The car can not be set to start in Sport or Sport+ because of certain DOT regulations with cars and traction control (if the car has it it must be on by default when the car is started). There are...
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 03-03-2010, 09:49 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 817
Posted By mapezzul
Your F01 has a completely different setup, not...

Your F01 has a completely different setup, not even the same concept really. The F01 is forced induction with direct injection. I agreee that the OP has no real issue but you can't compare yours to...
Forum: E90/E92/E93 M3 (2008 - 2014) 02-04-2010, 02:07 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 5,090
Posted By mapezzul
Same wheels as the GTS (orange car not for US) in...

Same wheels as the GTS (orange car not for US) in silver not black. 19" and wider than the current 19s.

Comes with a 10mm drop, standard EDC and modified MDM mode if car is equipped with the tech...
Forum: BMW Ordering / Pricing Details 02-04-2010, 12:02 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 5,601
Posted By mapezzul
On sale is second week of June. There will be...

On sale is second week of June. There will be cars here to see before then at dealers.

The hood is amazing in real life; there are a lot of little touches and aero that do not show in photos. It...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 01-23-2010, 12:34 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 11,003
Posted By mapezzul
There will be a 6MT as standard- early info we...

There will be a 6MT as standard- early info we received said there was no manual like the Z4... BMWNA is giving us the manual just without the overboost.
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 01-22-2010, 12:47 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,368
Posted By mapezzul
You pay tax on the portion of the vehicle you...

You pay tax on the portion of the vehicle you use, the car is not worth 100% when you are done with it so the state needs to collect the tax somehow.

CT- is similar and a luxury tax is added in...
Forum: E82 / E88 1 Series (2008 - 2013) 01-21-2010, 11:19 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,437
Posted By mapezzul
I would agree except that the new Valvetronic...

I would agree except that the new Valvetronic system (needed to be redesigned to be more compact) and the dual scroll turbo cost more right now that 2 small single scrolls (they are cheap as they are...
Forum: E82 / E88 1 Series (2008 - 2013) 01-21-2010, 11:17 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,437
Posted By mapezzul
What cars? In BMW applications it provides...

What cars? In BMW applications it provides improved response, full torque sooner, improved efficiency, and less weight.... I am not sure you are right with this one.

There are no drawbacks in...
Forum: E90/E92/E93 M3 (2008 - 2014) 01-20-2010, 10:32 AM
Replies: 227
Views: 40,626
Posted By mapezzul
The "is" should be considered more along the line...

The "is" should be considered more along the line of a factory BMW Performance car. It will have the same body kit and wheels with some other bits that have not been confirmed yet (exhaust).
Forum: E90/E92/E93 M3 (2008 - 2014) 01-20-2010, 07:10 AM
Replies: 227
Views: 40,626
Posted By mapezzul
The Z4 has more HP, both have the same overboost...

The Z4 has more HP, both have the same overboost torque numbers. Neither come with a 6 speed manual. DCT an option on the 3, sport auto standard. Official announcement 1/22 but images have leaked......
Forum: E90/E92/E93 M3 (2008 - 2014) 01-19-2010, 06:21 PM
Replies: 227
Views: 40,626
Posted By mapezzul
the 335is is not going to have the same output as...

the 335is is not going to have the same output as the Z4is

322hp/332 lb-ft (369 lb-ft in overboost).

so there will be a significant difference with the ///M3- also note that the ///M of the 1...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 01-16-2010, 05:20 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 14,060
Posted By mapezzul
Thanks- I thought we had this nailed down for the...

Thanks- I thought we had this nailed down for the AT but I was wrong.

I will await official info on the AT but my guess it will the same that is there now (which coincidentally is the same as the...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 01-16-2010, 02:42 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 14,060
Posted By mapezzul
Guys- I blew it (my apologies). A source that was...

Guys- I blew it (my apologies). A source that was reliable for everything else on the LCI was incorrect about the 8 speed auto- it will remain a 6 for the 3er. The 8 will be on 5s and above.

Once...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 01-14-2010, 05:06 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 14,060
Posted By mapezzul
Don't get me wrong the DCT is an amazing piece of...

Don't get me wrong the DCT is an amazing piece of machinery and will outshift nearly everything but is the price of admission worth more than the 8 speed? The big concern is with BMW going the FI...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 01-14-2010, 11:53 AM
Replies: 126
Views: 14,060
Posted By mapezzul
The X5/X6 use an Auto exclusively as the DCTs...

The X5/X6 use an Auto exclusively as the DCTs can't handle the torque unless they use a $15k+ unit and charge an arm and a leg for it. DCT has limitations.
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 01-14-2010, 11:45 AM
Replies: 126
Views: 14,060
Posted By mapezzul
IMHO- there is none and that is why I think we...

IMHO- there is none and that is why I think we will see a rush to get the DCT out and about, BMW sell the contractually number they committed to and then it is over.

The new 8 is that good and it...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 01-14-2010, 09:56 AM
Replies: 126
Views: 14,060
Posted By mapezzul
They sell a lot more sedans to coupes so they...

They sell a lot more sedans to coupes so they offered the d in the best selling models (X5 as well). The take on the d is about 2% for the E90 if it was an E92 it would be around .5% and would not be...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 01-14-2010, 09:24 AM
Replies: 126
Views: 14,060
Posted By mapezzul
I was just saying this is a BMW forum! That...

I was just saying this is a BMW forum! That article is very very dated, and it is obvious that BMW shipped the 7 without the 8 speed. BMW is the only one using it at the moment ( I am fairly sure)...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 01-14-2010, 08:03 AM
Replies: 126
Views: 14,060
Posted By mapezzul
6 speed manual is standard on all i cars but the...

6 speed manual is standard on all i cars but the "is" models of which there is no manual option.
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 01-14-2010, 08:02 AM
Replies: 126
Views: 14,060
Posted By mapezzul
Yes it was a BMW...

Yes it was a BMW (http://www.bimmerfile.com/2009/12/04/bf-review-2010-bmw-550i-gran-turismo/) (Duh?)

Your writing is confusing to me but- the 8 speed locks out and can skip gears it is as nice as...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 01-13-2010, 03:25 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,988
Posted By mapezzul
Yes and we all forgot- that Australia and a few...

Yes and we all forgot- that Australia and a few other markets will get the 340i and not the "is"

As an aside- I am looking forward to your interview w/ AVH! Nice job..

-M
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 01-13-2010, 02:55 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,988
Posted By mapezzul
The 335is will be in coupe and convertible. It...

The 335is will be in coupe and convertible. It will use the N54 twin turbo and NOT get the N55 like the regular 335i. It will have a power output almost the same as the 7RR package for the X6 and/the...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 01-12-2010, 09:34 AM
Replies: 126
Views: 14,060
Posted By mapezzul
It is not about speed in regular series cars, the...

It is not about speed in regular series cars, the move is to efficiency and actually the drag coefficient is less on the new car and the gearing in the transmission is different- there is more to...
Forum: E82 / E88 1 Series (2008 - 2013) 01-11-2010, 01:00 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,437
Posted By mapezzul
It was officially announced today.... N55 for the...

It was officially announced today.... N55 for the 135 and DCT option.

from the site mentioned in the post above this one...
The 2011 BMW 135i Coupe and Convertible will officially receive the...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 01-11-2010, 12:46 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 14,060
Posted By mapezzul
Not at all, the 8 Speed is fantastic and unlike...

Not at all, the 8 Speed is fantastic and unlike the Lexus version it never hunts/pecks. You can actually skip gears down shifting. It is smoother and quicker than the 6 and it is far better at...
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