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Forum: General BMW 05-25-2014, 05:16 AM
Replies: 18
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Posted By BatteryPowered
3 series is a more balanced and complete car....

3 series is a more balanced and complete car. 135i is fun car that looks a bit funky compared to bigger brother.

With that said, 1 series is smaller, comes with fixed caliper brembo brakes, dual...
Forum: European Delivery 05-02-2014, 01:42 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,665
Posted By BatteryPowered
Did 1 ED with Ricki, followed by US delivery....

Did 1 ED with Ricki, followed by US delivery. She's hard to get a hold of, but she's very straight forward with pricing and fees.

+1 for MSD with NJ dealers.
Forum: E82 / E88 1 Series (2008 - 2013) 04-27-2014, 10:05 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,003
Posted By BatteryPowered
Sport button sharpens the throttle response and...

Sport button sharpens the throttle response and makes DCT shift bit faster/more violent. When you push level to the left, it forces the car to rev higher and stay in higher RPM band in general.

I...
Forum: E82 / E88 1 Series (2008 - 2013) 04-18-2014, 01:35 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,003
Posted By BatteryPowered
Sometime around 2011 135i switched to dual clutch...

Sometime around 2011 135i switched to dual clutch transmission (DCT), prior to that it came with 6-speed automatic (torque converter) gearbox.

I suspect "sport" button comes with DCT-equipped...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 04-13-2014, 08:28 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 532
Posted By BatteryPowered
Sorry to hear that, I doubt BMW will help...

Sorry to hear that,

I doubt BMW will help you, unless it's a really friendly dealer. CPO is just a marketing tool, plenty of CPO cars get sold with issues to unsuspecting buyers. BMW can always...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 03-14-2014, 01:41 PM
Replies: 296
Views: 11,563
Posted By BatteryPowered
P1 uses batteries, not a flywheel, that tech is...

P1 uses batteries, not a flywheel, that tech is long-gone.

In P1s case, it uses batteries mostly to "compliment" the engine, not to supplement it. Electric engines fill in the "dead" spots of the...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 03-09-2014, 06:49 PM
Replies: 296
Views: 11,563
Posted By BatteryPowered
This thread is really going off course. Let...

This thread is really going off course.

Let me chime in . . . AMG AWD cars . . . ready set go . . .
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 03-08-2014, 04:31 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 693
Posted By BatteryPowered
Go test drive 335 before complaining about 320...

Go test drive 335 before complaining about 320 (not trying to be rude).

I was expecting N55 it to be comparable to small block V8 American engine (given BMWs claim of 300lbs of torque at low RPM...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 03-08-2014, 04:19 PM
Replies: 296
Views: 11,563
Posted By BatteryPowered
Herein lies the problem. You can't market your...

Herein lies the problem. You can't market your car as "Ultimate Driving Machine" if it needs aftermarket springs, differential, tires, rims, etc. Especially since we're paying premium for BMW because...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 03-07-2014, 06:12 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,424
Posted By BatteryPowered
It's Plug and Play. Official web-site comes with...

It's Plug and Play. Official web-site comes with nice tutorial with detailed pictures. I am sure YouTube has plenty of videos of installation as well.

Like other's have mentioned, you might want...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 03-07-2014, 06:06 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 693
Posted By BatteryPowered
It's called Burger tuning. My guess is that...

It's called Burger tuning.

My guess is that PPk is not coming to 320/328 because for a $1500 (or whatever the cost is) you'll get 335i performance (which typically carries $6-7k premium). Not a...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 03-07-2014, 06:03 AM
Replies: 296
Views: 11,563
Posted By BatteryPowered
Reviewer is saying that RWD car has understeer...

Reviewer is saying that RWD car has understeer purposely "built-in", aka suspension is set to understeer from the factory. BMW does it because average driver will have much easier time recovering...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 03-06-2014, 06:30 PM
Replies: 296
Views: 11,563
Posted By BatteryPowered
See post #53 in this thread. WRX uses viscous...

See post #53 in this thread. WRX uses viscous coupling center differential. VW uses Haldex system.

To earlier post. xDrive is permanent AWD system with 40:60 default split. It's not a RWD car...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 03-06-2014, 06:16 PM
Replies: 296
Views: 11,563
Posted By BatteryPowered
I have yet to see a professional review of...

I have yet to see a professional review of regular xDrive BMW being driven on race track. Typically it's fully loaded M model or RWD car with sport or msport package.

xDrive car will understeer...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 03-06-2014, 08:05 AM
Replies: 296
Views: 11,563
Posted By BatteryPowered
Unfortunately this only applies to average...

Unfortunately this only applies to average drivers, which seems to be the key audience BMW is going after these days.

You are correct that there were major advancements in AWD technology, but you...
Forum: X4 F26 (On Sale 2014) 03-06-2014, 07:36 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 6,947
Posted By BatteryPowered
Don't confuse it for Macan competitor, is it a...

Don't confuse it for Macan competitor, is it a re-skinned X3, major issue being deletion of torque-vectoring AWD system standard for X6. Macan comes with very sophisticated AWD system...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 03-02-2014, 02:50 PM
Replies: 296
Views: 11,563
Posted By BatteryPowered
Proper (read Mini Cooper S) FWD can be fun if you...

Proper (read Mini Cooper S) FWD can be fun if you take your time to learn to "handle" it. Unfortunately there aren't that many proper FWD cars sold in US of A. Mazda Speed 3 is the only other one...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 02-25-2014, 08:08 AM
Replies: 296
Views: 11,563
Posted By BatteryPowered
Torque-vectoring system would always be better...

Torque-vectoring system would always be better than RWD in near-limit situations, as it actually "screws the car" into the turn and still gives you more traction/control since all 4 wheels are...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 02-25-2014, 06:29 AM
Replies: 296
Views: 11,563
Posted By BatteryPowered
Torque vectoring xDrive is standard on all X6...

Torque vectoring xDrive is standard on all X6 cars, it's the only way to make that overweight car handle somewhat like BMW should. It's also standard on X5M and X6M.

There are at least 4-5...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 02-22-2014, 03:40 PM
Replies: 296
Views: 11,563
Posted By BatteryPowered
AWD is not just about snow. When it snows F30s...

AWD is not just about snow. When it snows F30s ground clearance will be the main problem. AWD helps you put all that power to road better, especially in wet conditions.

RWD is fun on on NA...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 02-17-2014, 06:06 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,477
Posted By BatteryPowered
I would not worry about flat and blow out if...

I would not worry about flat and blow out if you're riding on stock run flats. You can safely travel on them at moderate speeds for miles, you won't even be able to tell a difference due to extremely...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 02-12-2014, 12:36 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 557
Posted By BatteryPowered
Seems like lease numbers are good for 320i (MF...

Seems like lease numbers are good for 320i (MF and Residual), I'd lease. It's very hard to get out of lease, as swaps are tricky and typically you have to "sweeten" the deal for swap to take place. ...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 02-12-2014, 12:19 PM
Replies: 158
Views: 7,660
Posted By BatteryPowered
It's a Jersey thing. . . People assume all BMW...

It's a Jersey thing. . . People assume all BMW drivers are jerks, some find "creative" ways to express their frustration.

Opposite it true, whenever I try to yield to someone or act courteously,...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 02-10-2014, 10:11 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,215
Posted By BatteryPowered
My local dealership advertises "pre-owned car...

My local dealership advertises "pre-owned car special" leases each month with pretty low numbers quoted.

$350 a month including tax is probably doable. Typically BMW has "Driving Event" in summer...
Forum: E82 / E88 1 Series (2008 - 2013) 01-28-2014, 06:03 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,681
Posted By BatteryPowered
Do not make any assumptions if you plan to buy...

Do not make any assumptions if you plan to buy extended warranty, get detailed list of what's covered and what's not. There are many "high tech" parts that might not be covered by warranty, things...
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