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Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 03-17-2014, 10:48 AM
Replies: 296
Views: 9,895
Posted By BruceOmega
The P1 design sounds similar to the La Ferrari...

The P1 design sounds similar to the La Ferrari design as described at http://www.laferrari.com/en/engine/

I assume Porsche and Acura are capable of designing a RWD Hybrid. My conclusion is those...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 03-14-2014, 06:45 AM
Replies: 296
Views: 9,895
Posted By BruceOmega
Thank you, and I agree everything is a trade-off....

Thank you, and I agree everything is a trade-off.

Regarding hybrids and electric motors, I thought the new La Ferrari and the new McLaren augmented their internal combustion engines with electric...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 03-13-2014, 07:53 AM
Replies: 296
Views: 9,895
Posted By BruceOmega
Interesting discussion. Something I don't...

Interesting discussion. Something I don't understand is if RWD is better for performance than AWD, then why do the Porsche 918 and (reportedly) the new Acura NSX use AWD? The implementation is...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 01-03-2014, 09:08 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 928
Posted By BruceOmega
FWIW, We started getting a warning message...

FWIW,

We started getting a warning message on our 2011 X3 to replace the battery in the key fob. I took off the cover following the picture and instructions in the owner's manual and the battery...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 12-10-2013, 12:25 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 722
Posted By BruceOmega
Are you sure about XDrive = n + 10mm for the F30?...

Are you sure about XDrive = n + 10mm for the F30? I have not seen any information from BMW that supports that.

My understanding is DHP does not change the ride height of xDrive. Pending a BMW...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 11-20-2013, 07:42 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,629
Posted By BruceOmega
Can you find an X3 with DHP to test drive? ...

Can you find an X3 with DHP to test drive?

If the new X3's are the same as when we bought our 2011 F25, DHP is the only suspension upgrade available. We have it and really like it, but never...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 11-08-2013, 09:20 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 3,477
Posted By BruceOmega
2008 535Xi My F30 335i xDrive is more agile,...

2008 535Xi

My F30 335i xDrive is more agile, sporty, and fun to drive.
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Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 09-30-2013, 12:57 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,301
Posted By BruceOmega
I agree that xDrive is 10 mm higher than RWD...

I agree that xDrive is 10 mm higher than RWD Sport / M Sport.

The wording in the information I quoted stated xDrive is 10 mm higher but was not clear that standard height / non Sport RWD / non M...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 09-24-2013, 08:38 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,301
Posted By BruceOmega
Do you have a reference for stating the xDrive is...

Do you have a reference for stating the xDrive is 10mm higher than standard? I understand that xDrive is not lowered 10mm like a RWD with sport suspension, but I do not recall seeing any information...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 08-19-2013, 07:53 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 775
Posted By BruceOmega
Don't know if this makes any difference to you,...

Don't know if this makes any difference to you, but if you get the all seasons from the factory you will not get the increased top speed limiter. With mixed summer tires, you will get the increased...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 07-18-2013, 10:05 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 302
Posted By BruceOmega
Description says this lowers the ride height a...

Description says this lowers the ride height a total of 20 mm compared to a base suspension, 10 mm lower than a RWD sport suspension. BMW does not offer a lowered ride height for xDrive, so this...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 07-02-2013, 08:27 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,588
Posted By BruceOmega
FWIW, BMW offers DHP on xDrive. As far as I...

FWIW,

BMW offers DHP on xDrive. As far as I know, this is the first time they have offered an optional suspension on an xDrive sedan, although xDrive with DHP is not lowered the 10mm that a RWD...
Forum: Tire Rack's Tires, Wheels, Brakes & Suspension 06-24-2013, 11:39 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 628
Posted By BruceOmega
I don't have an answer regarding new wheels. If...

I don't have an answer regarding new wheels. If this is of any help, I have a 2013 Sportline (x-Drive) with 18" square setup. I replaced the OEM tires with 245/40-18 tires on my stock, style 397...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 05-14-2013, 11:25 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 5,632
Posted By BruceOmega
I'm not trying to stir up controvery, but would...

I'm not trying to stir up controvery, but would like to get correct information. Regarding height, I went to the BMW USA web site and looked up the specs for the 335i XDrive and the 335i (RWD). In...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 05-13-2013, 10:45 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 5,632
Posted By BruceOmega
With the E90, I read a lot of posts where people...

With the E90, I read a lot of posts where people said the non sport RWD had a softer suspension than the AWD. And the AWD sat higher than a non sport RWD.

For the F30, I don't recall seeing where...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 05-10-2013, 02:18 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 5,632
Posted By BruceOmega
What is the basis for saying xDrive is softer...

What is the basis for saying xDrive is softer than RWD base?
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 05-08-2013, 10:41 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 651
Posted By BruceOmega
Is there information from BMW that states the...

Is there information from BMW that states the xDrive suspension is softer than a non sport suspension RWD? I can see the xDrive suspension having a different calibration than RWD non sport, but...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 05-07-2013, 09:27 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 7,863
Posted By BruceOmega
My understanding is that for an xDrive sedan: -...

My understanding is that for an xDrive sedan:
- The only factory option for a sportier suspension is DHP
- DHP does not lower an xDrive car 10mm

I don't follow the F31, but I assume its the...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 05-06-2013, 10:24 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 7,863
Posted By BruceOmega
I have an F30 xDrive with DHP and I really like...

I have an F30 xDrive with DHP and I really like both the handling and the ride quality. I find it responsive, agile, and fun to drive- much more so than my previous 2008 535Xi. Even with the...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 04-25-2013, 10:45 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 8,436
Posted By BruceOmega
If this was the case, then its interesting as it...

If this was the case, then its interesting as it implies an xDrive with DHP is close in feel to a RWD with sport suspension.

A bit of an oxymoron, but would be nice to see a blind driving...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 04-22-2013, 09:10 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,068
Posted By BruceOmega
Yes, agree. I think the decision will also...

Yes, agree.

I think the decision will also depend on whether the car is an xDrive or not. The only way to get a sportier suspension on xDrive is to get DHP.

Bruce
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 04-20-2013, 11:51 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,068
Posted By BruceOmega
As I understand, DHP is dynamically making...

As I understand, DHP is dynamically making adjustments to the dampers independent of the Mode, and is adjusting each wheel individually.

So even if you never use Sport mode with DHP, you will get...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 04-20-2013, 11:35 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 345
Posted By BruceOmega
Comfort mode is okay in hilly terrain on the...

Comfort mode is okay in hilly terrain on the highway, but not always as responsive as I would like so I tend to:
- Use the paddle shifters to temporarily step down a gear or two going uphill, and...
Forum: Tire Rack's Tires, Wheels, Brakes & Suspension 04-20-2013, 10:52 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 613
Posted By BruceOmega
I replaced the OEM 225/45-18 tires on my 2013...

I replaced the OEM 225/45-18 tires on my 2013 335i xDrive Sportline, style 397 18x8 wheels, with 245/40-18 tires and have had no problems. I checked with Gary before I did that and he assured me...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 04-16-2013, 07:57 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 712
Posted By BruceOmega
Was wondering why you are ordering the Sport AT...

Was wondering why you are ordering the Sport AT but not the Dynamic Handling Package (DHP)?

Bruce
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