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Old 12-04-2011, 06:54 PM
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Originally Posted by sunny5280 View Post
This sounds like my 2006 330xi (and previously my 1999 328i but that didn't have as much electronics). My 330xi was almost fully loaded including navigation, PDC, Comfort Access, and Premium Sound.
There are other energy hogs that nobody thinks of. The stuff you can touch and turn on is one type, the other is the stand electronics for the computers to boot everything up, to get O2 heaters, cat heaters, throttle valves, variable valves timing, injectors, HP fuel pumps, starter,etc, etc, etc...Obviously it depends on the engine package but everything has to work right away to keep emissions low right after start because that usually where most of the bad air is made on the cold start and one of the areas where certification is required. You don't make gov. emissions numbers, you don't sell cars. BTW power budgets are going to get even worst as OEMs push for cleaner and cleaner technologies in conjunction with more and more luxo features.
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