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Forum: X1 E84 (2011 - current) 12-05-2014, 02:52 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 266
Posted By whitby
If you register with MyBMW, you can get access to...

If you register with MyBMW, you can get access to all the appropriate manuals for your vehicle. I think it provides the manuals appropriate to the VIN you enter.
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 11-28-2014, 07:17 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,000
Posted By whitby
I would also add that it has more torque which...

I would also add that it has more torque which starts at around 1250 rpm and is flat to 4,800 rpm. This makes this engine feel much more powerful than expected.

With respect to gas mileage, I...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 11-28-2014, 07:09 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 676
Posted By whitby
Unless it was different in Australia, the 4...

Unless it was different in Australia, the 4 cylinder for the 528i was not introduced until model year 2012. Prior to that it was an in line 6 which has both lower power and, more importantly, lower...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 11-25-2014, 01:58 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,705
Posted By whitby
Pretty much where I am headed when my F10 leases...

Pretty much where I am headed when my F10 leases expires. Good mix of performance, build quality and looks that are difficult to beat. And it is not too small (which I feel is the case with the 2...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 11-24-2014, 03:11 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 4,291
Posted By whitby
I have come late to these discussions but I have...

I have come late to these discussions but I have read the entire thread, so I hope you do not mind me throwing in my 2 cents at such a late stage.

I am in the process of deciding what to do when...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 10-16-2014, 04:13 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 4,823
Posted By whitby
I have a 2012 528i MSport with navigation and my...

I have a 2012 528i MSport with navigation and my iPhone 6 (iOS 8.0.2) works fine via the lightening/USB cable. Music, contacts and BMW Apps. BT also works without issue for phone calls. Shuffle works...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 10-07-2014, 11:43 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,255
Posted By whitby
2 years 6 months in and 28K on the clock the only...

2 years 6 months in and 28K on the clock the only issue I can report with my 2012 MSport 528i is that it eats tires. 18" rim staggered tires, Continental summer performance RFTs.

Devoured the...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 10-01-2014, 09:33 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 387
Posted By whitby
I have never found a protector that does not ruin...

I have never found a protector that does not ruin the look of the car. As has been suggested, the best thing is to avoid people who do not take care of other people's property. I suspect you have...
Forum: X1 E84 (2011 - current) 09-30-2014, 03:54 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 462
Posted By whitby
Because they were being cheap (and that is not...

Because they were being cheap (and that is not acceptable for a $40k USD or so car)!!
Forum: X1 E84 (2011 - current) 09-30-2014, 04:27 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 462
Posted By whitby
We live in Austin, Texas so it can get quite hot...

We live in Austin, Texas so it can get quite hot during the summer. The lack of air movement in the back can be quite problematic for rear passengers and we have noticed that they can get very...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 09-27-2014, 09:58 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,665
Posted By whitby
Had a 2010 XF prior to my current 528i. Loved the...

Had a 2010 XF prior to my current 528i. Loved the car but decided to go back to BMW (funnily, prior to the Jag I had a black sapphire 2007 530i with sports package as per ne66 which I also loved)....
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 09-25-2014, 02:42 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,516
Posted By whitby
Thank you very much for your honest appraisal and...

Thank you very much for your honest appraisal and entertainment value of your posts in the past. You write well and honestly. I hope you do not leave us when you get your new Porsche.

I, too, am...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 09-19-2014, 12:52 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 8,140
Posted By whitby
iPhone 5S 64 GB upgraded to iOS 8 from iOS 7. BMW...

iPhone 5S 64 GB upgraded to iOS 8 from iOS 7. BMW 2012 528i Msport with navigation and BMW Apps. Connect via USB for music, apps, address book and bluetooth for phone operation. Works as expected...
Forum: X1 E84 (2011 - current) 09-18-2014, 10:53 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 4,561
Posted By whitby
No offense intended here, but the cultural...

No offense intended here, but the cultural reference was intended to point to the ability to tolerate smaller cars not to our body dimensions or the mystery of why when I sit in the drivers seat...
Forum: X1 E84 (2011 - current) 09-18-2014, 03:02 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 4,561
Posted By whitby
I suppose it is the exception that proves the...

I suppose it is the exception that proves the rule, so I stand corrected, though I have no problem with people sitting behind me when I am driving. I am guessing body to leg length must be different...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 09-17-2014, 11:45 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 444
Posted By whitby
Sounds like both the N20s I have (X1 and 528), so...

Sounds like both the N20s I have (X1 and 528), so welcome to the N20 engine. Sounds like a sewing machine. 528 does a good job of suppressing the noise with the hood closed, but open it and you get...
Forum: X1 E84 (2011 - current) 09-17-2014, 11:02 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 4,561
Posted By whitby
Magazine reviews are always controversial but in...

Magazine reviews are always controversial but in general owners will read and comment on a review of their car hoping to get some sort of confirmation of the 'good' choice they made. When that is not...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 09-02-2014, 10:20 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,294
Posted By whitby
BMW have, in the past, had absolutely crap base...

BMW have, in the past, had absolutely crap base sound systems in their cars. You had to pay to get anything that was close to acceptable (I am basing this on purchasing 13 BMWs over the space of 25...
Forum: X1 E84 (2011 - current) 08-22-2014, 10:43 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 804
Posted By whitby
Agree. Complete waste of money. Had it on a...

Agree. Complete waste of money. Had it on a couple of BMWs and never used it. I have a brain and an iPad. They do all the work needed.
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 08-22-2014, 10:37 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 954
Posted By whitby
No. Wait for the one year anniversary when BMW...

No. Wait for the one year anniversary when BMW will do it as part of the prepaid maintenance routine. Unless, of course, you are keeping the car for 7 years or more, in which case do it at 5,000...
Forum: X1 E84 (2011 - current) 08-07-2014, 10:28 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,450
Posted By whitby
The idea that the X1 is a 'cheap' SAV/SUV and...

The idea that the X1 is a 'cheap' SAV/SUV and therefore not worthy of a decent sound system sounds a little odd to me. Whether you have a base sDrive model or a fully equipped xDrive MSport, these...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 08-07-2014, 10:17 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 419
Posted By whitby
The OP's video sound track sounds exactly like...

The OP's video sound track sounds exactly like our 5 series N20 engine and pretty close to our X 1xDrive 28i. There is no doubt that the BMW N20 is somewhat noisier than equivalent engines from other...
Forum: X1 E84 (2011 - current) 08-06-2014, 02:29 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,450
Posted By whitby
Go with the HK system. It is considerably better...

Go with the HK system. It is considerably better than the base so called Hi Fi system in this car. I am very fussy about the sound of my in car equipment so it was no brainer for us. The base system...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 08-01-2014, 03:30 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 914
Posted By whitby
My 528 i is now 28 months old with just over 25K...

My 528 i is now 28 months old with just over 25K miles and the on board computer has still not recommended an oil change!! In fact it is saying I am still about 1,500 miles from a change. I have had...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 07-24-2014, 03:25 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,847
Posted By whitby
Thank you. Good piece of research. Interesting...

Thank you. Good piece of research. Interesting that sulphur content in our fuel is given as the reason for the fact that we never got that engine. Not sure what that has to do with anything and would...
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