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Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 02-23-2015, 08:59 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,016
Posted By Art234
I was in the car business for a few years, and...

I was in the car business for a few years, and can tell you these independent lease brokers add nothing to the value proposition. What may appear like a great deal may have added fees and charges on...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 02-23-2015, 05:59 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,016
Posted By Art234
I agree with the above post. I do not recommend...

I agree with the above post. I do not recommend dealing with lease brokers. They have to make money too, and offer nothing the dealer can't give you directly.
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 02-19-2015, 01:04 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 997
Posted By Art234
I have a 535d x drive and with the temperatures...

I have a 535d x drive and with the temperatures below 20F for most of the week, this is my first tank of fuel below 30 mpg--and it's at 29.4!!! It never lacks for power, has an overabundance of...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 02-10-2015, 09:36 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 568
Posted By Art234
Interesting about the software update. Mine is...

Interesting about the software update. Mine is due in for another problem soon, I will ask them to update the software as well.
My issue with the diesel is that when it cold starts, you get diesel...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 02-03-2015, 02:21 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 568
Posted By Art234
GMan it's supposed to start automatically if you...

GMan it's supposed to start automatically if you are stopped too long, and battery voltage hits a certain level or the engine cools too much. That's a built in feature, so that part is normal....
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 02-03-2015, 01:07 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 568
Posted By Art234
My auto start stop works about the same as it...

My auto start stop works about the same as it does in a gas powered version, except the startup is much more noticeable, due to the diesel. That said, I sometimes find my engine shuts down before the...
Forum: European Delivery 01-24-2015, 10:43 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 346
Posted By Art234
Is the X1 being produced in Germany? I thought X...

Is the X1 being produced in Germany? I thought X vehicles were made In SC..
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 01-21-2015, 02:44 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,100
Posted By Art234
Actual selling price should always be negotiated...

Actual selling price should always be negotiated with relation to invoice price, not MSRP. The question is how much up from invoice is the selling price. It seems like they should be pricing the car...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 01-19-2015, 11:29 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 264
Posted By Art234
Cradle for iPhone 6??

Has anyone heard anything about the potential availability of the cradle for an iPhone 6? The rumor mill is usually going by now.

At least I hope the smaller iPhone 6s rumors are true that it...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 01-19-2015, 11:27 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 692
Posted By Art234
I have an iPhone 5s running on the latest version...

I have an iPhone 5s running on the latest version of iOS 8 and texts work fine. I think it would be a function of the OS not hardware.
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 01-19-2015, 11:25 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 858
Posted By Art234
In most states,(NY for sure), gap insurance is...

In most states,(NY for sure), gap insurance is included by law in leases. I'm not sure about financing, however.
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 01-02-2015, 07:35 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 777
Posted By Art234
I came from a 2011 535i xdrive to a 2014 535d...

I came from a 2011 535i xdrive to a 2014 535d xdrive, and I can say for certain the fuel economy is NOT the same. The gas machine averaged 23-24 mpg in my normal driving cycle (40-60 highway-city),...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 12-15-2014, 11:28 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,206
Posted By Art234
I have also noticed that the heat on the steering...

I have also noticed that the heat on the steering wheel of my '14 535d is not as strong as it was on my '11 535i. It took much longer to warm up, then didn't get as warm.
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 12-05-2014, 02:05 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 513
Posted By Art234
535d Cold Start Rough Idle and Diesel Smell in cabin

With the temperature headed down, I am noticing a new phenomenon with my 2014 535d. When first started in the morning with temps at or below 40 degrees or so, the engine runs a little rough for about...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 11-15-2014, 12:47 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,939
Posted By Art234
When you configure bluetooth you do have to...

When you configure bluetooth you do have to enable messages on the setup menu for each device.
Forum: European Delivery 11-15-2014, 11:52 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,963
Posted By Art234
I have had little trouble driving in Italy, with...

I have had little trouble driving in Italy, with the exception of Naples, where anarchy rules on the road. Traffic signals are merely a suggestion in Naples. I stopped for a traffic light, and three...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 11-15-2014, 11:46 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,939
Posted By Art234
If using iOS you have to shut off your email...

If using iOS you have to shut off your email application by double clicking the home button, then swiping the email app up to the top. Once you check again, your new emails should come up in iDrive....
Forum: European Delivery 11-10-2014, 04:31 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,213
Posted By Art234
When we went this past April, I was quoted $4100...

When we went this past April, I was quoted $4100 each in business on Lufthansa JFK-MUC and FRA-JFK by the BMW authorized travel agent. I went on my own and found American/British Airways for $2996...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 11-08-2014, 10:30 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,798
Posted By Art234
In coasting, the RPMs drop to between 600 and 800...

In coasting, the RPMs drop to between 600 and 800 on my 535d. Once you step on the brake, however, the transmission re-engages, and RPMs jump to about 1250 or so.

That said, it is important to...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 11-06-2014, 09:51 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,798
Posted By Art234
I believe Eco pro was introduced for the 2012...

I believe Eco pro was introduced for the 2012 model year. Recall some '12 loaners which had it.

That said, in my '14 535d, there is a noticeable reduction in perceived power and throttle response...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 10-19-2014, 06:05 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,667
Posted By Art234
Does anyone know the production dates covered by...

Does anyone know the production dates covered by this SIB? Mine is 4/14 production....
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 10-04-2014, 07:23 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 9,201
Posted By Art234
What was assist update? My traffic was working...

What was assist update? My traffic was working yesterday..
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 10-01-2014, 11:28 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 730
Posted By Art234
In Germany it was Mark, however, in NY/NJ, we...

In Germany it was Mark, however, in NY/NJ, we were lucky it hit 50....average for most of the cruise in light traffic was 70-75....
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 10-01-2014, 11:14 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 730
Posted By Art234
535d x drive Fuel Economy-Outstnading.

For those contemplating a diesel, and wondering about fuel efficiency.....

We drove down to DC to visit the kid this past weekend, and was very pleased with the performance of the 535d--thought...
Forum: European Delivery 09-15-2014, 06:27 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 871
Posted By Art234
I used the car wash around the corner from the...

I used the car wash around the corner from the Frankfurt drop off and wound up with scratched rims. Fortunately they were fixed by the time the car got to the US but beware...
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