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Forum: E82 / E88 1 Series (2008 - 2013) 04-02-2014, 11:14 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 551
Posted By Emission
My review of the Dinan S3-R BMW 1M Coupe...

Last week, Dinan dropped off its incredible S3-R 1M Coupe at my home for 72 hours. I am a huge fan of BMW's original 1 Series M Coupe, but Dinan really took it to the next level.
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Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 12-01-2013, 08:14 PM
Replies: 850
Views: 74,222
Posted By Emission
I haven't even seen the video. :confused: I need...

I haven't even seen the video. :confused: I need to go dig it up. ;)

GM is promising a diesel next year. From my first observations, the Colorado looks like a home run.

- Mike
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 11-26-2013, 10:36 PM
Replies: 850
Views: 74,222
Posted By Emission
Yes, that is embarrassing. She mashes the...

Yes, that is embarrassing. She mashes the accelerator from a standstill... :mad:

I kid you not, I slay her economy.

- Mike
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 11-25-2013, 10:01 PM
Replies: 850
Views: 74,222
Posted By Emission
My wife has a lead foot. Her overall average MPG...

My wife has a lead foot. Her overall average MPG in the Audi Q5 is 17.71 mpg over 9,800 miles, while she averaged 20.67 mpg overall in the X5 35d over 10,200 miles.

When I drive, economy goes up...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 11-25-2013, 11:43 AM
Replies: 850
Views: 74,222
Posted By Emission
I miss the X5 35d, but she likes her smaller Q5...

I miss the X5 35d, but she likes her smaller Q5 2.0T (the interior and features including WiFi broadcasting to all occupants are her favorite). Interestingly enough, her fuel economy dropped...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 11-25-2013, 10:37 AM
Replies: 850
Views: 74,222
Posted By Emission
The F15 uses BMW's modular "X for all" platform....

The F15 uses BMW's modular "X for all" platform. It will be shared with the brand's other SUVs and likely the upcoming Rolls-Royce SUV, if the Brits ever admit they are making one. ;)

- Mike
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 11-25-2013, 10:23 AM
Replies: 850
Views: 74,222
Posted By Emission
I understand where you are coming from... lots of...

I understand where you are coming from... lots of platform sharing (and badge re-engineering) these days. And, it is only becoming more prevalent.

I will look into it.

- Mike
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 11-25-2013, 09:47 AM
Replies: 850
Views: 74,222
Posted By Emission
Sorry I jumped on you. :angel: The Macan...

Sorry I jumped on you. :angel:

The Macan uses VW Group's MLB platform (shared with the Q5 and A4, as all use a longitudinal engine), but it has been very heavily modified. The Macan uses air...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 11-24-2013, 11:13 PM
Replies: 850
Views: 74,222
Posted By Emission
That statement is seriously naive. Porsche is an...

That statement is seriously naive. Porsche is an automaker, and it would have gone broke a decade ago without expanding its lineup. Look at BMW with its X1, X3, X5 and X6 as an example closer to...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 11-23-2013, 01:38 PM
Replies: 850
Views: 74,222
Posted By Emission
They are introducing a Macan Diesel soon... ...

They are introducing a Macan Diesel soon...

- Mike
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 11-22-2013, 08:11 AM
Replies: 850
Views: 74,222
Posted By Emission
I sat in it and did a full walk-around on...

I sat in it and did a full walk-around on Tuesday. I am flying to Germany to do a full technical backgrounder in two weeks on the Macan.

As the owner of a '13 Q5, I am very impressed. Porsche has...
Forum: Off-Topic 11-19-2013, 02:36 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,263
Posted By Emission
I'm #58? Not bad. I joined when they was huge...

I'm #58? Not bad. I joined when they was huge exodus from Roadfly. :angel:

But I don't have time to post much anymore. Too busy with work. :mad:

(Driving a '14 Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG "507" for...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 11-11-2013, 10:21 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 31,112
Posted By Emission
Ah, gotcha. I think the dealer is the only...

Ah, gotcha.

I think the dealer is the only avenue... unless someone else pipes in.

I lost the second key to my 335i, and it cost me a few hundred to replace. I called several dealers... I'd...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 11-11-2013, 10:09 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 31,112
Posted By Emission
"Never came with a second key." Why didn't...

"Never came with a second key."

Why didn't you have the seller provide one? BMW's keys are very expensive, and you have to get one from BMW.

- Mike
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 08-18-2013, 10:33 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,435
Posted By Emission
Of course it is always better... but maybe...

Of course it is always better... but maybe overkill.

- Mike
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 04-24-2013, 01:19 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,902
Posted By Emission
Mine was under warranty, and it broke the same...

Mine was under warranty, and it broke the same place as yours... the thin side snapped and it lost its hinge. Flew out!

Our X5 was under warranty, so they replaced it.

- Mike
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 03-04-2013, 09:15 PM
Replies: 850
Views: 74,222
Posted By Emission
Subaru BRZ = RWD. They broke from tradition! ...

Subaru BRZ = RWD. They broke from tradition!

- Mike
Forum: General Automotive Forum 03-03-2013, 10:13 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 9,236
Posted By Emission
I'm not going to lie... it's pretty bad. Think...

I'm not going to lie... it's pretty bad. Think balance and momentum.

As others have mentioned, a turbocharged model would be a dream... but it would also push the price into the $30K range, and...
Forum: General Automotive Forum 03-03-2013, 09:46 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 9,236
Posted By Emission
You should. However, I'm betting it feels...

You should.

However, I'm betting it feels gutless to you. BMWs have a lot more power.

- Mike
Forum: General Automotive Forum 03-03-2013, 09:42 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 9,236
Posted By Emission
The car kicks ass. It is a sub-$30,000 that will...

The car kicks ass. It is a sub-$30,000 that will put a smile on your face in each corner. Think of it as a closed-roof Miata.

- Mike
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 03-03-2013, 09:15 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,968
Posted By Emission
Very good point. I am one of the few...

Very good point.

I am one of the few journalists who never panned iDrive, as I owned a BMW with it. ;)

However, keep in mind that I get a new car each week. It is a real PITA for me to have to...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 03-03-2013, 08:49 PM
Replies: 850
Views: 74,222
Posted By Emission
AWD is always good for an argument with a circle...

AWD is always good for an argument with a circle of journalists. While it delivers excellent lap times and 0-60 launches (all of the sub-3 cars I have drive have had AWD), it does remove steering...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 03-01-2013, 04:31 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,968
Posted By Emission
It is all about the performance. While that...

It is all about the performance. While that doesn't really bother me (my review was positive), driving the ML63 and X5 M back-to-back is a wake-up call.

I am a huge fan of the X5 (owned three...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 03-01-2013, 04:06 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,968
Posted By Emission
Mercedes has done a brilliant job taking care of...

Mercedes has done a brilliant job taking care of both ends of the market... the consumers who choose luxury and a smooth ride, and the enthusiasts who want a car that goes like frickin stink! The...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 03-01-2013, 02:07 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,536
Posted By Emission
Seems to have been hit by a ramp above it or...

Seems to have been hit by a ramp above it or something. That's a hard area to damage (and very strong too).

Bummer.

- Mike
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