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Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F36 (2012 - current) Yesterday, 06:57 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 550
Posted By bmw325
I've left my 528 parked for way longer than that...

I've left my 528 parked for way longer than that with no issues
Forum: X5 F15 (2014 - Current) Yesterday, 01:00 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 813
Posted By bmw325
Steering wheel tension

BMW is very inconsistent. In a base f30, you'd have the menu but not in a base f10 for example. It should be under settings-> driving modes iirc. If not it is easy to enable via coding. If you just...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F36 (2012 - current) Yesterday, 10:21 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 790
Posted By bmw325
Even if something like this became law, I don't...

Even if something like this became law, I don't think a piggyback tune or coding would actually violate it. In both cases, you're not breaking any DRM and youre not modifying the software. IN the...
Forum: X5 F15 (2014 - Current) Yesterday, 10:06 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 813
Posted By bmw325
Steering wheel tension

Yeah that's what I was referring to- same thing as ikesbikes mentioned. You want "configure sport mode" in idrive. It can likely be coded to if you don't have the menu. It doesn't quite adjust each...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F36 (2012 - current) Yesterday, 09:49 AM
Replies: 595
Views: 33,972
Posted By bmw325
If you add the cost of sport line to the 2015...

If you add the cost of sport line to the 2015 base is that more or less than the 2016 base?
Forum: X5 F15 (2014 - Current) Yesterday, 08:29 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 813
Posted By bmw325
Steering wheel tension

You sure it doesn't have this? Is there a "configure sport mode" option under driving modes in idrive? Usually any BMW with any type of adjustable suspension has this.

If not, I'm fairly certain...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) Yesterday, 08:24 AM
Replies: 256
Views: 10,816
Posted By bmw325
VW is no stranger to competition amongst its...

VW is no stranger to competition amongst its brands. In Europe it's even more extreme with Seat, skoda and VW all overlapping to some extent. From what I gather, Porsche will be in charge of the...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) Yesterday, 08:02 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 771
Posted By bmw325
Good point. I remember K-A had a rant about that...

Good point. I remember K-A had a rant about that exact scenario happening to him.
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) Yesterday, 07:00 AM
Replies: 256
Views: 10,816
Posted By bmw325
History repeats itself - when Porsche was...

History repeats itself - when Porsche was struggling in the 90s they helped Audi out with some of their Rs models
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 05-27-2015, 02:08 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 721
Posted By bmw325
Sometimes I wonder if that's a good thing atkeast...

Sometimes I wonder if that's a good thing atkeast in the U.S. Might be better to feel like you're going 80 when doing 60! :)

Then again it will be hard for me to go back to a smaller, louder car...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 05-27-2015, 12:04 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 721
Posted By bmw325
Were you passing on single lane roads? If so, I...

Were you passing on single lane roads? If so, I could understand the desire to have as much power as possible. The 550 would get my license revoked. When I've driven my dads car on occasion I can't...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 05-27-2015, 11:55 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 721
Posted By bmw325
Time to dip back in again...

Having gone both ways (top engine and base engine), I've found that I quickly adjust to the power (higher or lower) and it quickly fades away. What I inevitably end up regretting are missing options....
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 05-27-2015, 11:47 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 721
Posted By bmw325
Why did you have to use a loaner for your family...

Why did you have to use a loaner for your family trips? You must have a good dealer if you got a 528. Most loan out 320s! Then again, if it had the base leatherette I feel sorry for you having to...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 05-27-2015, 11:38 AM
Replies: 256
Views: 10,816
Posted By bmw325
Does that lead to overconfidence potentially?...

Does that lead to overconfidence potentially? Driving through a puddle is more about tires than drivetrain for example. I could see how it might make the wheel feel more steady potentially (in a rwd...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 05-26-2015, 03:18 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 721
Posted By bmw325
Yeah I don't think you will regret either choice....

Yeah I don't think you will regret either choice. You'll quickly forget the extra money if you spend it on the 535, and if you get the 528 you won't have any complaints about NVH or power.

But...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 05-26-2015, 03:09 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 375
Posted By bmw325
NOt to mention that even within the US referring...

NOt to mention that even within the US referring to package names causes confusion because BMW constantly changes the contents of them. With the F10 even more so for the first few model years.
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 05-26-2015, 10:37 AM
Replies: 256
Views: 10,816
Posted By bmw325
Could also be the lighter weight that helps the...

Could also be the lighter weight that helps the steering feel. Less weight = less need for assist = lighter electric motor
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 05-26-2015, 09:30 AM
Replies: 256
Views: 10,816
Posted By bmw325
Also interesting that Porsche didn't use the...

Also interesting that Porsche didn't use the torsen Quattro system from the Q5. Probably because you can't get it to send 100% to the rear. I guess they really worked over that platform to turn it...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 05-24-2015, 06:49 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,610
Posted By bmw325
If you go to the trip computer screen there's a...

If you go to the trip computer screen there's a checkbox called "automatic reset". Be sure it's checked
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 05-24-2015, 08:18 AM
Replies: 256
Views: 10,816
Posted By bmw325
Interesting. So with traction control off it will...

Interesting. So with traction control off it will act like a 100% RWD car? I assume that since you enjoy the characerisitcs of AWD that you always leave the TC on then?
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 05-24-2015, 08:13 AM
Replies: 256
Views: 10,816
Posted By bmw325
I see. That's the reason why BMW refuses to...

I see. That's the reason why BMW refuses to combine sport suspension with the majority of their xdrive cars-- ground clearance for snow. Kind of makes sense, but if you find yourself in any...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 05-24-2015, 05:18 AM
Replies: 256
Views: 10,816
Posted By bmw325
I just went from an E60 to an F10 and, well... damn.

I'm a bit confused as to why traction control would affect the front/rear distribution of power. The center diff should work regardless of traction control, no?
You seem to be saying that with...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 05-24-2015, 05:08 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,294
Posted By bmw325
Yes they also make fixed side shades but my...

Yes they also make fixed side shades but my current lease will likely be over before he's forward facing.

Doesn't the 6GC also have power side shades? Maybe I'll go for one of those next time if...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 05-23-2015, 06:07 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,610
Posted By bmw325
That sounds strange. If you have split screen off...

That sounds strange. If you have split screen off it should remain off. If you have it on and select a different view it should stay on that view
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F36 (2012 - current) 05-23-2015, 06:05 PM
Replies: 595
Views: 33,972
Posted By bmw325
Official Details: The 2016 BMW 3 Series Sedan and Sports Wagon LCI

Ford and Chrysler have similar systems. It just backs into the space just like you might. It's not the fully automated driverless parking that backs into a super tight space that's been shown in...
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