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Forum: X5 F15 (2014 - Current) 07-06-2014, 04:49 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,247
Posted By morrisond
More HP in 35d in North America anytime soon?

I'm looking at the X5 Diesel and am very jealous of the Euro offerings of 309 HP and the Tri -Turbo 381 HP diesels.

Any chance we will see these soon?

I have ML 350 and GLK 350 Diesels and want...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 08-21-2010, 06:37 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 7,972
Posted By morrisond
Very well said and historically more what BMW has...

Very well said and historically more what BMW has historically been about, making the perfect 50W amplifier and Monitor Speakers, the "Ultimate Driving Machine". Not the ultimate Drag car or track...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 08-18-2010, 01:41 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 7,972
Posted By morrisond
Hold it down for more than a few seconds on a...

Hold it down for more than a few seconds on a public road before you are doing really illegal speeds. You can use more of the throttle of a 528 more often than a 535.

Now this doesn't mean that...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 08-11-2010, 05:29 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 7,972
Posted By morrisond
Drove a 528 vs 535 - Preferred the 528

Today I drove a 528. I drove the 535 two weeks ago and really didn't like it as it was too isolated, felt like a Lexus, throttle tip in was mushy even in Sport + and I didn't like the powerband of...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 08-05-2010, 04:51 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,877
Posted By morrisond
Easy it has more torque at a lower RPM, 230 vs...

Easy it has more torque at a lower RPM, 230 vs 225 and tuned for a broader torque spec. Plus the 8 speed Gear box.

0-60 Torque and gearing is what matters. The old X3 might accelerate better...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 07-30-2010, 09:56 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 12,880
Posted By morrisond
Very much agreed on a true M-Sport. I drove the...

Very much agreed on a true M-Sport. I drove the 535i and it did not speak to me like previous BMW's, I left the dealership not caring if I drove one ever again. I have never had that feeling...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 07-28-2010, 02:42 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,287
Posted By morrisond
Great way of putting it. All the modern Big Cars...

Great way of putting it. All the modern Big Cars just have so much capability that about the only place where you can fully exploit and enjoy them is on a Racetrack.

I remember back to my late...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 07-23-2010, 05:26 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 6,587
Posted By morrisond
Exactly and that to me is why it fails as a BMW. ...

Exactly and that to me is why it fails as a BMW. They have built a Lexus. BMW's always felt like they were 'alive' even at moderate speeds, you could feel a subtle vibration through the steering...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 07-22-2010, 02:08 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 728
Posted By morrisond
Answering my own question, Canada gets an 528xi...

Answering my own question, Canada gets an 528xi for the end of 2010 beginning 2011.

With a Sport Pack, and good Stereo should come in at under $60,000, seems like a good value.
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 07-22-2010, 07:27 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 728
Posted By morrisond
Is Canada getting an 528xi?

I was at Open Road BMW yesterday and the salesman said we would get a 528xi this fall.

Is he right?
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 07-22-2010, 07:08 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 6,587
Posted By morrisond
Today I drove the 535i. In a word it was...

Today I drove the 535i. In a word it was unrewarding. It had the Dynamic Drive, but even in Sport Plus, the car just felt too Lexus like. You could barely hear the engine and i hate to say it but it...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 07-21-2010, 06:24 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,287
Posted By morrisond
Just adding to my own post with 6-7% less running...

Just adding to my own post with 6-7% less running weight and 10.7% shorter gearing, that effectively will make the 528 feel like it has 270 lbs of torque compared to the 535i 300 (I know it probably...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 07-21-2010, 06:06 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,287
Posted By morrisond
Could the 528i be the better Drivers Car for Real Roads?

Today I drove the 535i. In a word it was unrewarding. It had the Dynamic Drive, but even in Sport Plus, the car just felt too Lexus like. You could barely hear the engine and i hate to say it but...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 07-06-2010, 05:30 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,744
Posted By morrisond
How about just getting some aftermarket springs...

How about just getting some aftermarket springs and swaybars? Should be lots of parts out soon and will improve the handling immeasureably, for probably less than $2,000
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 01-21-2010, 03:47 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 797
Posted By morrisond
335ix Coupe and M-Sport Package?

Hi,

Any idea if you will be able to order an 335ix Coupe with the M-Sport Package?
Forum: E82 / E88 1 Series (2008 - 2013) 11-04-2007, 08:16 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,036
Posted By morrisond
I saw one in Toronto this morning around Yonge &...

I saw one in Toronto this morning around Yonge & St. Clair, Looked nice albeit small, It was Blue with an BMW Canada license plate surround on it.
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 01-29-2007, 09:33 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 985
Posted By morrisond
Weird Symbol on Start-ip

Sorry for the stupid question but I can't find the answer in the manual. On Start-up I get a symbol that looks like a cup with water in it.

Is it a low Coolant warning light, or low coolant...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 01-11-2007, 07:12 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 378
Posted By morrisond
Rear Hubs rusting and Chrome Discoloured

Hi,

I have one of the first E90 330i's, picked up the first day in Toronto, in May 2005. My rear hubs have visible surface rust and the chrome around the windows is obscured(cloudy).

The car...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 12-06-2006, 10:48 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,013
Posted By morrisond
X3 to get Diesel in NA?

Any speculation on whether the X3 will be one of the first ones to get a diesel for 2008? Is that in 2008 or 2008 model year, as in next fall?
Forum: Tire Rack's Tires, Wheels, Brakes & Suspension 10-28-2006, 10:17 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 591
Posted By morrisond
X3 and 06 330 Bolt Patterns

I have now tires/wheels for an 06 330i from you guys. Are they the same bolt pattern/offset as the X3? Will they work?

Thanks
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 07-26-2006, 06:51 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,764
Posted By morrisond
Residuals should be significantly better with the...

Residuals should be significantly better with the Diesel. This is the experience with Diesel VW's and diesel Pickup's. My Father just sold a two year old Dodge Ram 3500 with Diesel with 80,000 KM...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 07-18-2006, 08:08 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 483
Posted By morrisond
Diesel 5's in Canada

Has anyone heard any news on when if ever we'll get a diesel 5 in Canada. I would love an 530d or 535d with M Sport Pack.

My salesperson mentioned there might be a 3 coming next year, but would...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 04-28-2006, 06:34 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 12,246
Posted By morrisond
Makes me wish that BMW was making an M version of...

Makes me wish that BMW was making an M version of that engine with 400-440 HP and 400 Lbs. of torque rather than the rumoured V8, with 400-440 and 350 Lbs of torque for the new M3(I have one on...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 04-28-2006, 06:14 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,773
Posted By morrisond
Is it possible to order BMW Individual Exterior...

Is it possible to order BMW Individual Exterior and Interior colours in Canada?
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 04-22-2006, 06:17 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 9,105
Posted By morrisond
Probably as they are standard 335 spec worldwide...

Probably as they are standard 335 spec worldwide so they don't need to be 100% options. Just like when you look at 328 Hi-Fi Stereo is a 100% option, and 335 Logic 7 is 100% option(meaning HiFi...
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