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Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F36 (2012 - current) Yesterday, 07:24 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,486
Posted By Capobranco
Brenner Pass/Bolzano to Venice for a day; ...

Brenner Pass/Bolzano to

Venice for a day;

http://yourholidayhomes.com/images/content/thinks/386/orig-basilica-san-marcos.jpg

next - via Bologna - a great medieval university town that many...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F36 (2012 - current) 03-27-2015, 02:45 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 7,619
Posted By Capobranco
Ha Ha! Small world! I270/ 355 is a Bitch....I...

Ha Ha! Small world! I270/ 355 is a Bitch....I feel your pain...really!

Below is my actual commute (not my video)...usually pretty stunning...GW Parkway climbs to over 1000 feet and offers awe...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F36 (2012 - current) 03-26-2015, 01:32 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 7,619
Posted By Capobranco
No doubt a 435i is a very attractive car, which...

No doubt a 435i is a very attractive car, which posts solid performance numbers. However, focusing solely on numbers creates a false impression that a 435i is an equivalent M substitute. As...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F36 (2012 - current) 03-24-2015, 12:25 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 7,619
Posted By Capobranco
I do not think you have had the opportunity of...

I do not think you have had the opportunity of driving an M for an extended period. Yes, it is fun to drive an M quickly, but ultimate speed is not the sine qua non of the M experience. At the heart...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F36 (2012 - current) 03-23-2015, 12:07 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 7,619
Posted By Capobranco
Everyday I get to drive my M is a wondrous...

Everyday I get to drive my M is a wondrous vacation.....
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 03-06-2015, 07:29 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,162
Posted By Capobranco
My understanding; no significant changes in 2016...

My understanding; no significant changes in 2016 - big changes happen in model year 2017.

http://www.bmwblog.com/2014/11/02/g01-bmw-x3-m40i-bmw-x3-m-arrive-2017/
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F36 (2012 - current) 03-03-2015, 12:03 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,589
Posted By Capobranco
Yep - after driving a fresh 2015 328i Sportline...

Yep - after driving a fresh 2015 328i Sportline Loaner for a week while my '13 328xi Sportline daily driver was being serviced, I came to the same conclusion. The steering of my loaner had a nice on...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F36 (2012 - current) 03-02-2015, 08:16 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 319
Posted By Capobranco
Congrats! Your GT looks so natural with the...

Congrats!

Your GT looks so natural with the Pacific as backdrop.
Both car and setting suggest adventure and freedom.
The GT was born to discover.....
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F36 (2012 - current) 02-27-2015, 08:43 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 2,943
Posted By Capobranco
I just took my 2013 Sportline 328xi in for...

I just took my 2013 Sportline 328xi in for service ad was given a fresh 2015 328i Sportline as a loaner. The loaner's steering is the best I ever experienced in any F30 derivative. Albeit the...
Forum: F15 X5 M / F16 X6 M 02-23-2015, 12:51 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 5,325
Posted By Capobranco
The first generation of the X6M always imparted a...

The first generation of the X6M always imparted a disconcerting uneasiness - I admired its unapologetic audacity but could never quite understand its raison d'ętre. Even though I feel a similar...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F36 (2012 - current) 02-13-2015, 01:42 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 731
Posted By Capobranco
I can relate......and I agree. Cool thing about...

I can relate......and I agree. Cool thing about the M235 is that it can be enjoyed at virtually any speed. M3s are fun but you cannot really exploit the performance on public roads without risking...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F36 (2012 - current) 02-13-2015, 12:18 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 731
Posted By Capobranco
I understand your fascination. On a recent M235i...

I understand your fascination. On a recent M235i 6MT, M4 DCT, back to back test, surprisingly, I came away drawn to the M235i. Yes, the M4 is far more powerful and has higher limits, but the M235i...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 02-12-2015, 12:01 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,556
Posted By Capobranco
I recently had the opportunity to test drive a...

I recently had the opportunity to test drive a M235i 6MT and it was a fun ride. I especially liked the intimate size. Even though I am 6"3" - the driving position was perfect. The car elicits...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F36 (2012 - current) 02-09-2015, 09:28 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 2,335
Posted By Capobranco
something classic ...

something classic

http://youtu.be/qqrKxBhKdFM

something fun

http://youtu.be/NVOUTkFkMNU


something muse
Forum: E90/E92/E93 M3 (2008 - 2014) 02-06-2015, 10:26 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,069
Posted By Capobranco
Living in DC metro area, I do not switch tires in...

Living in DC metro area, I do not switch tires in the winter. Having had both Michelins Pilots and Conti Sport Contact 3s, I vote for Contis. Agreed Michelins are better when temps are warm, but they...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F36 (2012 - current) 02-02-2015, 09:41 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 363
Posted By Capobranco
^^^ dorky car - dorky ad Sad that the "The...

^^^ dorky car - dorky ad

Sad that the "The Ultimate Driving Machine" now is pandering
to an audience that considers "performance" cars to be antithetical
to the good life, if not declassee.
...
Forum: F80/F82/F83 M3 and M4 (2015 - Current) 01-23-2015, 09:06 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,516
Posted By Capobranco
I see this....all variants of the F80 are real...

I see this....all variants of the F80 are real head turners, however, I do not consider the extroverted nature of the F80 to be necessarily a good thing. I have always appreciated the "Q" ship...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 01-16-2015, 10:33 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 6,346
Posted By Capobranco
I have not driven an SQ5 but it looks like it...

I have not driven an SQ5 but it looks like it could be a compelling choice from the point of view of performance/driving satisfaction. However, my uneven experience with Porsche/Audi, in terms of...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 01-08-2015, 06:22 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 6,346
Posted By Capobranco
Yep - $60K is a lot, but if you look around, and...

Yep - $60K is a lot, but if you look around, and examine alternatives - nothing really compares when consider the total vehicle - performance, comfort, utility, fun, as well as warranty and dealer...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 01-07-2015, 12:23 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 6,346
Posted By Capobranco
X5 but too heavy and truck like in terms of feel...

X5 but too heavy and truck like in terms of feel without yielding significant utility advantage. My X3 3.5 M Sport is fast, fun, reliable, and offers tons of utility for my family, friends and German...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F36 (2012 - current) 01-07-2015, 11:27 AM
Replies: 326
Views: 9,710
Posted By Capobranco
"Placing an M badge on an M Sport is not the act...

"Placing an M badge on an M Sport is not the act of a poseur "

You misunderstand my intent....

M badge on M Sport - have at it - fly your M Flag! - note BMW has installed at least 6+ M badges...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F36 (2012 - current) 01-07-2015, 08:39 AM
Replies: 326
Views: 9,710
Posted By Capobranco
+1 I drive M for the sheer love of driving. ...

+1

I drive M for the sheer love of driving. Brand recognition by others is not high on my motivations. Ms are relatively rare and possess a "Q" ship persona that few appreciate, as opposed to...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F36 (2012 - current) 01-01-2015, 08:38 PM
Replies: 326
Views: 9,710
Posted By Capobranco
+1 I am passionate about M and I do not...

+1

I am passionate about M and I do not think M Sport devalues or debases M. My X3 3.5 M Sport with DHP is fast, sporty, and fun to drive - a very different driving experience than a base X3 and...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F36 (2012 - current) 01-01-2015, 09:47 AM
Replies: 302
Views: 13,467
Posted By Capobranco
^^^ interior lighting is a very cool detail...

^^^ interior lighting is a very cool detail ......I have been admiring the pics of your new car. The Gran Coupe really captures the spirit of gran turismo - the car is infused with a sense of...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 12-31-2014, 10:52 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 565
Posted By Capobranco
I have never been a fan of the F10 - but the 528...

I have never been a fan of the F10 - but the 528 is surprisingly good. I am currently driving a to the bone stripper 528 loaner. My loaner has absolutely no luxury/tech/toy enhancements but the...
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