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Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 01-26-2017, 09:05 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 796
Posted By DerekS
Yes, I would agree ! The OP should be aware that...

Yes, I would agree ! The OP should be aware that diesel engines take longer to warm up. A cold 328d engine has some clatter @ idle, but once warmed up, it sounds much smoother. As Jamolay suggests...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 01-07-2017, 03:11 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 915
Posted By DerekS
Like you, I drive a 2016 F31, but the 328d...

Like you, I drive a 2016 F31, but the 328d version. My car came with M Sport package and 19" 442M wheels with Goodyear RFTs. I did not care for the look, the ride or the handling with the 19s, so I...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 12-29-2016, 07:00 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 387
Posted By DerekS
Yes, the 'warning triangle' that fits into this...

Yes, the 'warning triangle' that fits into this compartment is available from BMW - I have one in my Touring. List price in Canada is CD$32.25

Here is the Part # 71-60-6-770-487.

If your...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 12-29-2016, 02:20 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 383
Posted By DerekS
Interesting observation ! My Canadian version...

Interesting observation ! My Canadian version 2016 328dx Touring does not have a 'protective flap', but it did come with the funnel.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 12-23-2016, 10:18 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,454
Posted By DerekS
CARB emissions are the same as US specs for...

CARB emissions are the same as US specs for diesels.

There are numerous import brokers who specialize in the import of pre-owned cars from Canada into the US. Try a Google search.

If you are...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 12-20-2016, 07:13 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,454
Posted By DerekS
Try a search on: www.bmwusa.com for certified...

Try a search on: www.bmwusa.com for certified pre-owned 328dxT or 328ixT. I found several wagons @ BMW Portland, Oregon, including one 2016 328dxT (Mineral White on black) with only 6491 miles,...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 12-20-2016, 05:09 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,454
Posted By DerekS
The EPA recently announced that all 2016/2017 BMW...

The EPA recently announced that all 2016/2017 BMW diesels have been extensively re-tested and found to meet all North American legal requirements for emissions. It would be a mistake to dismiss the...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 12-20-2016, 09:34 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,454
Posted By DerekS
The F31-328dx or 330ix are much improved over...

The F31-328dx or 330ix are much improved over your E91 version. I drive a 2016 328dxT, currently equipped with Pirelli Sottozero II snow tires. This car is quiet on the highway, with no perceptible...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 12-12-2016, 03:10 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,099
Posted By DerekS
F30-328i/330i vs W205

In comparing these two cars, one issue that has not been discussed is reliability. The Alabama-built 2015/16 W205 has been afflicted with numerous quality issues (blistering MB Tex upholstery,...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 12-07-2016, 05:30 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 696
Posted By DerekS
F30/31 base cross bars

I have had both the F30 base rack and now the F31 cross bars. After completing the initial one-time set-up adjustments, the factory bars take about 3-4 minutes to install. Removal is much faster...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 11-27-2016, 04:46 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,211
Posted By DerekS
Dinan chip for 328dxT

Impressive gains in both HP & torque on paper. :thumbup: Looking forward to reading your feedback after installation.

Interesting that Dinan confirms factory rated HP & torque are both...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 11-25-2016, 02:13 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,034
Posted By DerekS
I have the Pirelli Sottozero II RFT winters and...

I have the Pirelli Sottozero II RFT winters and square 18" rims on my 2016 328dx Touring. The Pirellis perform well in wet, dry and snowy conditions.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 10-30-2016, 10:26 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 801
Posted By DerekS
As you have discovered, for both 18" and 19"...

As you have discovered, for both 18" and 19" sizes, there are very limited RFT options to fit F30/31/32. My contact @ www.tirerack.com recommended Conti SportContact 5 SSR as the best handling RFT. ...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 10-29-2016, 03:33 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,431
Posted By DerekS
M Sport steering wheel

The M Sport Steering Wheel has never been available with the Luxury package. If you are adamant about choosing Imperial blue and the Luxury package, you could swap out the Luxury steering wheel @...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 10-28-2016, 04:36 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 844
Posted By DerekS
In Canada, wiper blades are only covered under...

In Canada, wiper blades are only covered under warranty for the first 90 days of ownership. I know this since I had mine replaced yesterday. My car was 12 days past the warranty coverage for the...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 10-27-2016, 01:25 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 747
Posted By DerekS
buy CPO or Lease New ?

You didn't mention:
how long is the lease term ?
and is there a buyout potential @ the end of the lease term ?

I raise this question since there will be no Touring versions offered in the...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 10-26-2016, 05:38 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,858
Posted By DerekS
Yes, I did go with a square set up for winter,...

Yes, I did go with a square set up for winter, 18" 441M with Pirelli Sottozero II RFTs. My dealer offered me this package for an incredibly good price. My car's future summer set will be 18" 441M...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 10-23-2016, 10:15 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 3,844
Posted By DerekS
Black leather with oyster piping does look very...

Black leather with oyster piping does look very sharp, along with black ash trim ! The black ash shows more grain than the anthracite.

As for the exterior, I have had a couple of white BMWs over...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 10-23-2016, 04:57 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,858
Posted By DerekS
328dxT questions

To the OP, Huruta, as a very satisfied owner of a 2016 328dxT, here are my answers to your questions:

1. no significant difference in ground clearance

2. I tested both adaptive and...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 10-19-2016, 05:34 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,201
Posted By DerekS
alternative M Sport trim ?

Have you considered the back ash with pearl silver metallic trim ? I have it in my 328dxT M Sport, combined with the black/oyster-stitched leather. This combo looks fabulous ! Very classy and sporty...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 10-18-2016, 04:14 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 5,243
Posted By DerekS
No worries, I figured it must have been a typo. ...

No worries, I figured it must have been a typo.

Adjustable shocks were part of the PP for Canada. We couldn't justify the extra CD$2300 cost for PP.

A 2016 GTI Autobahn DSG , PP with...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 10-18-2016, 01:47 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 5,243
Posted By DerekS
You have made some very interesting observations...

You have made some very interesting observations in comparing the GTI to the F30. Your comment about the VW engine "turning about 3500 fewer RPMs at freeway speed" is perplexing. The F3x have 8...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 10-16-2016, 03:25 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 609
Posted By DerekS
Any set of 8J x 18" OEM BMW alloy wheel will...

Any set of 8J x 18" OEM BMW alloy wheel will clear your M Sport brakes. However, be aware that NOT all aftermarket 18" alloys will work with your M sport brakes. Make sure you get some accurate...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 09-11-2016, 06:42 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,052
Posted By DerekS
On my 2016 F31 M Sport, kick closing/opening...

On my 2016 F31 M Sport, kick closing/opening works well, provided the key is either in my pocket or in my hand.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 08-26-2016, 08:45 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,546
Posted By DerekS
Cla250

Having driven a CLA250 on two occasions, I concluded that this car is not deserving of the the 3-pointed Star. Both it's engine's throttle response and transmission are sluggish. Rearward vision...
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