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Forum: BMW i3 / i8 / ActiveE 03-04-2014, 01:53 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,800
Posted By richschneid
Mine told me that he wouldn't want a deposit...

Mine told me that he wouldn't want a deposit until he was able to order my car. He said that would be approximately two months before estimated delivery. Since I am sixth on his list that wouldn't...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 02-20-2014, 03:10 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 867
Posted By richschneid
I tried it for the first time last year on the...

I tried it for the first time last year on the Long Island Expressway in stop and go traffic. It works just as well as you describe. However, for me it turned off if the car came to a complete stop...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 02-12-2014, 04:36 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 831
Posted By richschneid
When I get a loner BMW that does not have a Nav...

When I get a loner BMW that does not have a Nav system there is a compass on the rearview mirror. If my wife is in the car, she always comments on how much she hates the compass on the mirror. My...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 02-11-2014, 02:19 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 338
Posted By richschneid
If your wheels begin to spin on the snow with the...

If your wheels begin to spin on the snow with the DSC on, the wheels will stop turning and the car will come to a halt. With the DSC off, the DTC (dynamic traction control) comes on and will allow a...
Forum: BMW i3 / i8 / ActiveE 02-09-2014, 06:44 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,209
Posted By richschneid
Does this problem occur in any other states, or...

Does this problem occur in any other states, or just in California?
Forum: BMW i3 / i8 / ActiveE 01-29-2014, 04:05 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,240
Posted By richschneid
When I called my dealer a couple of weeks ago to...

When I called my dealer a couple of weeks ago to order an i8 he told me he is going to get only one car in 2014 and four i8s in 2015. He said those five cars were already sold. He put me down as...
Forum: BMW i3 / i8 / ActiveE 01-26-2014, 07:18 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 735
Posted By richschneid
I was just stopped at a red light on my street...

I was just stopped at a red light on my street when the person behind me fell asleep and bumped me from behind. Then in a parking lot another person wasn't looking and backed into my left rear...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 01-25-2014, 01:51 PM
Replies: 204
Views: 7,967
Posted By richschneid
So, did the operator have an opinion as to which...

So, did the operator have an opinion as to which system was better, the BMW or the Audi?

I think you can find the answer about LR vs BMW in the movie I just saw this afternoon, "Jack Ryan". It...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 01-25-2014, 01:44 PM
Replies: 204
Views: 7,967
Posted By richschneid
My son lives in Fairfax and when I offered to buy...

My son lives in Fairfax and when I offered to buy him snow tires he said "What for, it doesn't snow here." :rofl:
Forum: BMW i3 / i8 / ActiveE 01-25-2014, 01:13 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,314
Posted By richschneid
Sorry, I misunderstood. But I do like the idea...

Sorry, I misunderstood. But I do like the idea of having the "jump seat" behind the two front seats in the i8. A person can sit crossways back there in a pinch. Also the 80 pound weight limit you...
Forum: BMW i3 / i8 / ActiveE 01-25-2014, 08:08 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,314
Posted By richschneid
Actually, I was referring to the fact that 8 year...

Actually, I was referring to the fact that 8 year olds are not required to sit in "booster" seats. Maybe I was incorrect, but the laws stipulate that above a certain age children are not required to...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 01-25-2014, 07:33 AM
Replies: 204
Views: 7,967
Posted By richschneid
I wasn't "being neat-picky", I was just reading...

I wasn't "being neat-picky", I was just reading what you wrote. Maybe the xDrive is in someway controlled by rpm as well as vehicle speed. You make an interesting observation. Perhaps a BMW...
Forum: BMW i3 / i8 / ActiveE 01-25-2014, 07:13 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,314
Posted By richschneid
Of course, there has to be two seat belts there,...

Of course, there has to be two seat belts there, that's the law. But I have seen it referred to as a "jump seat", even if that's not its official designation by BMW. But, of course, if your sister...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 01-25-2014, 07:03 AM
Replies: 204
Views: 7,967
Posted By richschneid
This is the direct copy and paste of what you...

This is the direct copy and paste of what you actually said:

"I was outside observing my car's wheels, and noticed that after he increased rpm above some 3k, the front wheels just slowed down to a...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 01-25-2014, 06:11 AM
Replies: 204
Views: 7,967
Posted By richschneid
I agree, that's why I said above 80 mph. I did...

I agree, that's why I said above 80 mph. I did not say "in normal driving conditions". But, of course, "normal driving conditions" does include parking the car. As has been posted above 100% of...
Forum: BMW i3 / i8 / ActiveE 01-25-2014, 06:06 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,314
Posted By richschneid
I think it's called a "jump seat" not a "back...

I think it's called a "jump seat" not a "back seat". In the old days we would only use it for short hops for a third person to sit sideways in it with his feet up on the seat.
Forum: BMW i3 / i8 / ActiveE 01-25-2014, 06:01 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 735
Posted By richschneid
Collison repair for i vehicles

Had a little fender bender on my 550i this week. I have an i8 on order for 2016 and was concerned about whether it would be difficult to repair the low weight carbon fiber construction on the i...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 01-25-2014, 05:54 AM
Replies: 204
Views: 7,967
Posted By richschneid
Someone above posted that xDrive applies 100% of...

Someone above posted that xDrive applies 100% of the torque to the rear wheels at speeds above 80 mph. Maybe that's what was observed on the dynomometer. So, nothing unusual was observed, it's just...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 01-20-2014, 06:10 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 3,453
Posted By richschneid
If she has any interest in fuel efficiency, then...

If she has any interest in fuel efficiency, then even though she doesn't want an Accord, I would give serious consideration to the new Plug in Accord Hybrid Touring. Fully loaded it goes for around...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 01-19-2014, 09:41 AM
Replies: 204
Views: 7,967
Posted By richschneid
That's why I always look at which tires are on...

That's why I always look at which tires are on the car being tested. That's why I remember the AS tires on the 7 and 5 series xDrive tests I read. Lateral skid pad g forces and slalom times are...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 01-19-2014, 04:16 AM
Replies: 204
Views: 7,967
Posted By richschneid
The car I wanted to buy was an F10 M5 with...

The car I wanted to buy was an F10 M5 with xDrive. Unfortunately that car doesn't exist. The S6 is AWD. But to come back to the question at hand. Which handles better in the dry, xDrve or...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 01-18-2014, 04:22 PM
Replies: 204
Views: 7,967
Posted By richschneid
That would explain the way my car behaves when...

That would explain the way my car behaves when backing out of my driveway at parking speeds.
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 01-18-2014, 04:15 PM
Replies: 204
Views: 7,967
Posted By richschneid
I can't find the actual type of tires on these...

I can't find the actual type of tires on these tests. Overall, the MT test seems to have rated the BMW ahead of the A6. The CD test rated the Audi higher. My recollection is that C&D tested the...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 01-18-2014, 10:31 AM
Replies: 204
Views: 7,967
Posted By richschneid
Does the A6 come in a RWD version? I didn't...

Does the A6 come in a RWD version? I didn't think it did. If it doesn't, then how could any magazine test a RWD A6 against a RWD F10. Of course, I'm kidding here. But not having seen the actual...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 01-18-2014, 07:02 AM
Replies: 204
Views: 7,967
Posted By richschneid
As Adgrant wrote above: "The BMW system can...

As Adgrant wrote above:

"The BMW system can exceed 50/50, it can go to 0/100."

Assuming that this is true, then the "0" indicates that the front wheels in the xDrive system do not have torque...
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